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Allenstown rejects town and school budgets

ALLENSTOWN – With so much attention paid to the amended Allenstown School District budget, which failed to the delight of most local parents, few may have noticed the municipal budget failed as well.

The proposed $3,682,091 town allocation failed by a vote of 457-382. The default budget is $3,837,639.

The school district budget failed, 634-306, adding nearly $1 million back to the school district stipend.

Kate Walker defeated Dave Eaton, 443-361, for the town's lone three-year seat on the board of selectmen.

Thomas Gilligan and Carl Schaefer each won uncontested school board races and Jodi Moore earned a seat with a successful write-in campaign.