It was a flag waving Saturday in Dover as the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce's City Lights Committee freshened up flags as the summer season approaches.

The volunteer committee hung 70 American flags along Central Avenue with the help of Dover Mayor Robert Carrier and several members of the Dover Elks Lodge #184.

Many of the flags had been cleaned by Cleary Cleaners but some were replaced.

"We take them down after Veteran's Day. Some of them were new because the flags do take a beating being out in the weather for almost six months," Chamber President Margaret Joyce told Seacoast Current.

The funding for the flags comes from the Chamber’s annual Festival of Trees holiday event which features 30 trees decorated by local businesses and organizations to be auctioned and raffled off.

The chamber named Matt Maybury as its Citizen of the Year and Dover High School physical education teacher its Educator of the Year. They and other award winners will be honored at its Awards Gala on June 4.

The Legacy Award will be unveiled at the gala to an individual the Chamber believes has made a tremendous impact on the City of Dover and more recently, statewide.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

UNH Commencement 2021

The University of New Hampshire's commencement for the Class of 2021 was broken down into four smaller ceremonies at Wildcat Stadium on May 21 and 22. CNN's Wolf Blitzer delivered a pre-recorded keynote address and all in attendance had to wear a mask to comply with the Town of Durham's mask mandate.