3 towns defeat measures to close town roads to ATV use

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) Voters on Town Meeting Day in three northern New Hampshire towns have rejected measures to close town roads to ATV use because of noise and traffic concerns.

The Caledonian-Record reports voters in Pittsburg and Colebrook defeated petitioned articles to close the roads. In Stewartstown, voters tabled an ATV road closure article.

Colebrook also defeated an article asking residents to raise money for a temporary recreation trails supervisor, to discuss ridership issues with landowners.

Had the articles passed, they would have been non-binding. Decisions on the roads would have been up to the selectmen in each town.

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