Business View Magazine | November 2020

288 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2020 care facilities amid a choice of urban, suburban, and rural living. Major employers include Liberty Mutual and Cambridge Steel. In addition to a top-notch school system, Dover is equipped with a major hospital complex and a career technical center for the trades. While visitors are drawn to Dover for its unique shops, world-class restaurants, and skilled workplaces, they also appreciate the beauty that surrounds it. Barufaldi shares, “We’re half-an-hour from the coast to the beach, and we’re about 50 minutes from the White Mountains. So, for every season of the year, there’s great sporting.” Each spring, the locals gather in the city center, armed with wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes to clean up their city. “It’s probably the best place to live that I can imagine,” says Barufaldi. “We’ve got fresh air, we’ve got lots of woods around us, lots of parks and a beautiful, beautiful natural environment. And it’s a prosperous place; it isn’t a geriatric place like a lot of New England. I’ve never been in a place where people take such pride in their municipality. We have quality of life in so many ways.” Dover is the oldest permanent settlement in New Hampshire and is situated an hour from Boston, Portland, the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesauke. Renovations and infrastructure updates are now in the works as Dover excitedly prepares for its 400th anniversary in 2023. Through meticulous planning and a willingness to embrace change, Dover has established an identity for itself well beyond that of a mill town. As the city carefully preserves its heritage while keeping a strong focus on a future full of potential, the underlying theme resonates loudly – pride of place. PREFERRED VENDOR n Civilworks NE