Selectmen have a new way to take the pulse of the people. They have begun holding office hours at Town Hall on the first Tuesday of the month. Sessions will be held in the Gala Meeting Room from 10 a.m. until noon and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. The new forum was created for residents who don’t feel comfortable speaking publicly at selectmen’s meetings, which are also televised on the local cable access channel.