Voters in Falmouth, Gorham and Regional School Unit 5 rejected big-ticket capital projects at the polls on Tuesday, showing concern for their pocketbooks in tight economic times.

Falmouth voters turned down a $5.65 million proposal to convert two old elementary schools into a community center and a public library, leading one voter to say that town spending was going “crazy.”

In Gorham, 80 percent of ballots were cast against a plan to borrow $3 million to build a synthetic-turf athletic field and make improvements to the Narragansett Elementary School and the public safety building. The field proposal drew the most concern, with one voter calling it “fluff.”

And voters in Freeport, Durham and Pownal rejected a proposal to borrow $3 million to build a stadium complex at Freeport High School, complete with synthetic turf and an eight-lane track, for students of RSU 5.

Though a slight majority of Freeport voters supported the bond issue, Durham and Pownal voters overwhelmingly opposed the project.