The irate shareholder, historically a rarity at small-town financial institutions, is roaring with a vengeance.

At community banks from California to Connecticut, disruptive local shareholders have tormented managements and boards this spring both in court and out. They're trying to scuttle mergers, prompt mergers, block branch acquisitions, and get CEOs fired - or rehired.

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