Hingham is discussing whether to ban dogs from Town Hall, and could vote on the question in a few weeks. Proponents of a ban point to questions of liability and proper decorum for a public building. Opponents say that dogs have been allowed in Town Hall for as long as anyone can remember and any problems can be handled without a ban.
The discussion points out the scarcity of formal regulations governing animals in town halls around the region. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.