Voters said no to capital projects in several communities at Town Meeting on Tuesday.
In Salem, a proposed $23.5 million public safety complex failed to get the 60 percent needed to pass.
The building would have housed the town’s police and fire departments.
And in Plaistow, voters rejected a proposed a new, $11 million police station.
Proposals to build a new town hall in Barrington and to renovate the town hall in Dunbarton also failed Tuesday.