CHESHIRE -- Town Hall's hours on Tuesday nights are set to change starting next week.
From now on, business will begin a half-hour earlier at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a switch Selectmen unanimously agreed to at an Aug. 6 meeting.
"We think it's more convenient for the public and for us," Selectwoman Carol Francesconi said Thursday.
"Lately we've had a lot of people coming in at 6:30 p.m. when we still can't technically meet with them. We'll try [the new hours] and if people are dissatisfied, we'll switch back."
The official hours will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Francesconi said in all of her 25 years on the Board of Selectmen, hours were always 7 to 9 p.m.
The change also applies to all other town entities that meet Tuesday nights, including the town boards of health and assessors and Cheshire Water Commissioners.
-- Phil Demers