Dozens of towns held town elections and traditional meetings in New Hampshire yesterday. Here are some of the results.
The town of Durham has voted to remove a dam on the Oyster River, after more than a decade of discussion and a failed petition effort to save it. The vote at Tuesday’s town elections to remove the Mill Pond dam was 1,706 to 596. It followed a September vote by the Durham Town Council to remove the 140-foot-long dam, which was developed at the turn of the century to supply waterpower. It no longer does so.
Voters in Rye soundly rejected a petitioned warrant article asking to eliminate the use of voting machines to return to hand counting,
In Barrington, voters approved the operating budget of $7.6 million dollars and added money to capital reserves for most town departments. One article approved by voters provides $100,000 for road paving.
In Rollinsford, voters in the town approved the town operating budget of $2.5 million dollars.
In North Hampton, the town budget passed and voters approved a new safety building
In Goffstown, voters in the town passed the annual town budget and also approved the EMS operating budget
In Wolfeboro, the Town Budget passed and the Pop Whalen Ice and Arts Center Expansion also was approved by Wolfeboro voters
Pittsfield voters approved the town budget and also voted to replace the fire engine in town.
Alton voters passed the annual town budget and approved funds to purchase an excavator
In Hampstead, town voters passed the annual town budget and also approved an addition to the Fire station.
In the town of Belmont, voters passed the annual town budget but the issue of a new Iron and Manganese Treatment Facility was defeated
Epping voters passed the town operating budget and also approved hiring an additional police officer for the town
In Epsom, both the town and school budgets passed yesterday on Election Day, but in very different ways. The town budget, at $3.7 million, passed by a 520-85 count. The school budget of $12.7 million came down to a single vote: 309-308. Epsom also chose not to add a police officer,
Fremont voters passed the town budget and approved a warrant article to purchase a new dump truck for the town.