- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 2, 2014

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - City officials in Keene, New Hampshire, are holding a public meeting to discuss the future of the Keene Pumpkin Festival after violent disturbances took place near the family-friendly event this year.

The city says participants will have a chance to talk about the recent events and approaches to addressing them.

The event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday is being hosted by Keene State College and moderated by Stephen Jones, president of Antioch University New England. It’s being held at the college’s L.P. Young Student Center.

Over 100 people were arrested after parties got out of hand near the Keene Pumpkin Festival, leading to property destruction and injuries. Police in riot gear used tear gas and pepper balls to control crowds.


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