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LIVE BLOG: N.H. town meetings and elections 2014

Kim Carbonneau, a special education teacher and resident of Allenstown, stands with other residents and employees of the Allenstown's school district outside the voting station holding signs to vote down Article 1 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Kim Carbonneau, a special education teacher and resident of Allenstown, stands with other residents and employees of the Allenstown's school district outside the voting station holding signs to vote down Article 1 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

11:30 p.m.: It looks like we've hit deadline. Be sure to read tomorrow's Monitor for more on these towns and others, and check back with us online tomorrow for more information as it becomes available.

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10:35 p.m.: In Bow, Bob Arnold (746) and Jeffrey Knight (742) beat Bill Cohen (376) for two spots on the budget committee.

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9:49 p.m.: In Allenstown, voters denied an attempt to cut the school budget by $1 million tonight. By a vote of 634-306, residents chose the higher $9.7 million default budget to fund the town's schools for the 2014-2015 year. Voters also chose to remove Larry Anderson from the budget committee. Anderson was the primary promoter of the cuts when he made a surprise amendment at the town's deliberative session on Feb. 1. Anderson's amendment was approved by a 35-33 vote.

--Daira Cline

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9:23 p.m.: In Epsom, the school district voted against raising the school budget 419-393. William Yeaton (686) and Gordon Ellis (496) won two spots on the school board over Tony Soltani (196).

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8:55 p.m.: In Northwood, the town has passed the school budget, however, they also voted down pay raises. Also, Richard Bojko (336) and Lucy Edwards (334) won two spots on the planning board over Joseph McCaffrey (307). Voters rejected an article that would have established an all-day kindergarten program, 350-310.

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8:40 p.m.: Some more results have made their way into the newsroom.

Newbury and Hopkinton followed Loudon's lead as all the races were uncontested and remained uncontested.

In Belmont, Ronald J. Cormier (169 votes) topped Donald P. McLelland, Sr. (151) and George Condodemetraky (99) for selectman; Mary-Louise Charnley (221) beat Simone Henderson (127) for library trustee; Peter Harris (259) and Rick Segalini (208) beat Doug Sanborn (146) and Condodemetraky (102) for planning board spots. Ballot question No. 2 failed at the recommendation of the planning board, while questions Nos. 5, 14, 20 and 22 passed.

In Pittsfield, Gerard A. Leduc (136) defeated James Theodore (102) for selectman, while James Conrad Allard (172) defeated William R. Tahnk (55) for library trustee.

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8:02 p.m.: And it's official, we have our first results of the night! All of Loudon's races began the day uncontested, and they remained uncontested.

Stay tuned!

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6:55 p.m.: Hello all!

Polls close at 7 p.m. in many of our local towns, so be sure to check back with us as the night unfolds. We'll be posting results for some big races as they roll into the newsroom, so stay tuned! Be sure to follow some of our reporters on Twitter as they'll be on the scene of some meetings tonight. You can click their names below:

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