Keene City Councilor Concerned about 2017 Pumpkin Festival

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The Keene City Council voted unanimously last week to put the permit for this year’s Pumpkin Festival on hold. Organizers are planning for a scaled-down festival compared to previous years. But councilors are now expressing concern that they could see a repeat of the riots that broke out in 2014. NHPR’s Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Councilor Janis Manwaring by phone on Monday. The council granted a license for the festival back in June. What has changed since then? Well I think several things actually have changed and are of concern to us. When we granted the original license, we asked them, we couldn't demand it, but we asked the group if they would change the name. We all know when we Google Pumpkin Festival we're going to get Keene...

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