After talking with a lot of people and watching the Farmer's Market, I agree with Councilwoman Burns that dogs should be banned, or at least muzzled, at the event. For those few hours every Wednesday there are too many people, especially small children packed into the two block area on Washington Street.
Organizers of the event and observers of that stretch of sidewalk agree. There have been other incidents besides the recent mauling of a two year old.
As a long time dog owner, I have learned there are places you bring your dog....and places you do not...
Watertown Daily Times Graham says dog ordinance could be wise choice