The Select Board on Monday tossed a proposed public relations policy

HAVERHILL — The Select Board on Monday tossed a proposed public relations policy. By a 4-1 vote, they abandoned the draft policy, which would have required the Town Manager and Assistant Town Manager to obtain Select Board authorization to accept interview requests from the media. Board member Katie Williams expressed reservations that the policy, which also set guidelines for the dissemination of public statements and press releases and established protocols for handling so-called “sensitive issues,” would have infringed on first amendment rights