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LIVE BLOG: N.H. town meetings and elections 2013

Jerry Conti (center) and Jeanne Eastman (right) joke around as Barnstead Town Moderator Vernon Chris Hipkiss (left) oversees voting in the Town Halll in Barnstead; Tuesday, March 12, 2013. 

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Jerry Conti (center) and Jeanne Eastman (right) joke around as Barnstead Town Moderator Vernon Chris Hipkiss (left) oversees voting in the Town Halll in Barnstead; Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

11:32 p.m.: That looks like the end of our coverage of tonight's notable events folks! Didn't see your town or school district? Check tomorrow's Monitor for full results and more details. We'll be filling in our holes left from missing results tomorrow as well!

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10:54 p.m.: Gordon Preston (298 votes) and David Kerr (276) were elected for selectman positions in Barnstead. Eunice Landry (267 votes) and Kathy Grillo (243) were voted to school board member positions in Barnstead.

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10:52 p.m.: Danbury voted to explore withdrawing from the Newfound School District.

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10:28 p.m.: From reporter Sarah Palermo's Twitter account: "SPalermoNews: Rumor on Facebook is Hillsboro-Deering voters approved cutting $1mil from proposed $20.6mil school district budget. #TownMeeting #NH"

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9:39 p.m.: Weare votes to make police chief an appointed position instead of an elected position beginning next year, 833-491.

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9:36 p.m.: According to Monitor reporter Kathleen Ronayne, every warrant article was passed fairly quickly in Boscawen, and residents voted to call for more transparency from the Merrimack Valley School District on the IB program.

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9:33 p.m.: Deerfield overwhelmingly passes two anti-Northern Pass measures. The voters also overwhelmingly rejected bond for a new $2.4 million public safety complex.

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9:26 p.m.: Belmont approved a transfer station in town to be next to the recycling center, 276-215. The town also approved a budget that cuts spending by $36,250, 345-148.

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9:21 p.m.: Former state rep. Tony Soltani loses by a wide margin 604-98 to incumbent Bob Blodgett in Epsom selectman's race.

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9:16 p.m.: A couple close races were just reported, some recounts may be on the horizon:

  • Aaron R. Gill defeated Saron Fife 145-142 for a selectman post in Deering.
  • Kathleen M.E. Hennebury tied Lou Ellen Beard 144-144 for library trustee in Deering
  • For a two budget committee posts, Jennifer Strong-Rain got 380 votes, John R. Heise got 260 votes and Charles Protzmann was the odd man out by four votes with 256.
  • For two spots as Bow school board member, Robert Louf got 487 votes, Ginger Fraser got 337 votes, and Sharon Eng fell two votes short, finishing with 335 votes.

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9:05 p.m.: Northwood overwhelmingly defeated a raise for teachers, 488 to 175. A raise for support staff was also defeated, and the purchase of new equipment to help upgrade school security passed.

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8:45 p.m.: Several measures have passed in a couple towns:

  • The elimination of all zoning was rejected in Pittsfield.
  • New Hampton passed its proposed town budget of $2.47M, up $37,000 from this year's.
  • Webster voted for the town clerk, tax collector and treasurer positions to be held for three-year stints instead of one.
  • Allenstown voters soundly defeated a petition to bus 143 students to Pembroke Academy in the town and school district elections.

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7:51 p.m.: We have our first result of the night. Craig Saltmarsh beats Edward Maloof to retain his seat on the board of selectmen in Boscawen, 180 to 117.

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6:55 p.m.: Be sure to follow our reporters on the scene of some meetings tonight on Twitter by clicking on their names below:

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6:50 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!

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