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Keene Pumpkin Festival Denied License Again

The Keene Pumpkin Festival, which was riddled by riots last year, was once again denied a license in a committee vote Wednesday night

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    Keene Pumpkin Festival Denied License Again
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    The iconic Keene Pumpkin Festival, which was riddled by riots last year, may not be held this year after it was once again denied a license in a committee vote Wednesday night.

    A previous City Council committee vote unanimously rejected a permit request for this year's festival in New Hampshire. That decision has been upheld.

    More than 100 people were arrested after parties got out of hand Oct. 18, 2014, near the festival. The festival draws in thousands of people every year.

    The event each year tries to set a record for the number of lit jack-o-lanterns.

    Riot Crews Battle Crowds in Keene, New Hampshire

    [NECN] Riot Crews Battle Crowds in Keene, New Hampshire
    There is a heavy police and fire presence during the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire.
    (Published Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014)

    Police used tear gas and pepper balls to control crowds. At least 30 people were injured.

    Officials have continued to make arrests in the riots.

    Another vote is planned for next week and will factor in public and official concerns.
     

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