Board to mull dogs at outdoor eateries

City’s Environmental Health Department could draft zoning variance

Staff photo by Derek Edry John and Cathy Dumas, of Litchfield, enjoy a meal on Main Street during their 38th anniversary on Aug. 10. The Board of Health is considering a zoning variance that would allow dogs into the outdoor seating areas of downtown restaurants.

NASHUA – New Hampshire law bans owners from having their four-legged friends present in outdoor seating areas at restaurants – but a brief summertime walk down Nashua’s Main Street will reveal that many patrons either don’t know about or don’t acknowledge the law.

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