On Monday night, Board of Selectmen member Michael Newhouse proposed a change to the public comments section of the group's meetings.
Under Newhouse's plan, which was agreed to by other members, residents may now only speak for five minutes, must stand at their seat and identify themselves and must not attack any individuals not present to defend themselves.
Board members believe the plan will maintain a civil discussion, while some residents expressed concerns that it impedes on the right to free speech.
“There’s no intent or desire to squelch free speech,” said selectman Mike Champoux. “There’s ample ways to have one’s opinions heard. If you want to have your opinion heard in front of a camera, that’s not what this forum is about. We’re having a meeting. We’re not putting on a show. We’re trying to get the business of the town done.”
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