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The holiday gave boards in Manchester and Essex a bit of a slowdown before opening 2023 and tackling big issues like budgets, schools, capital initiatives and zoning.  But just before the break, at a heated December meeting of the Manchester Select Board, Alexander Westerhoff of 3 Colburn Road was compelled to permanently restrain two of his dogs after an unprovoked September attack on a local couple walking their leashed dog.

The incident occurred as William “Biff” and Tamera Burns walked their 11-year-old Labrador, Hallie, along a route they regularly frequent around Dexter’s Pond. 

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William “Biff” and Tamara Burns (back left and right) spoke before the Manchester Select Board about the September attack of their Labrador by two neighborhood dogs on Colburn Road.

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