Oct 20, 2014 6:32 PM

Keene officials meet to address Keene State, pumpkin fest riots


KEENE - There was a much different scene in Keene today, a press conference held at city hall.

A long list of Keene city officials - as well as those from Keene State College - arrived at city hall today. Pumpkin Fest is known as a source of pride for the city, but after last weekend, it is now known across the region for different reasons.

The festival brings in hundreds of visitors every year, and this time student visitors became out of control. Students have said the annual tradition has never been this chaotic, with huge parties, and officials reporting 30 plus injuries. The college president, Keene police chief, and Col. Robert Quinn of State Police all voiced their concerns and said they are working quickly to identify those responsible.

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