Monday, December 20, 2010

Party house of the weekend


Obviously the "Keep out" sign did not apply to Amherst Police. They were called to this house at 675 Main Street in response to a fight in progress late Saturday night. The fight was finished when they arrived, but a large party was still in progress (the two of course are connected.)

So they broke up the party without having to issue a 'nuisance house' ticket (meaning the party goers were cooperative about dispersing) but did cite the responsible leaseholder with violating the town by law requiring a keg permit.

Yes, in Amherst a permit is required to have a keg. Just another arrow in the quiver for keeping rowdy parties in check. This past semester only one was applied for and granted; counting this most recent incident, Amherst police have issued ten $300 tickets.

And is seems to be working, as APD has not issued a $300 'nuisance house ticket' for the past two weeks.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are three things that any species, including party animals, under stress can do: adapt, migrate, or die. Looks like the $300 fines have created the necessary stress.

LarryK4 said...

I'll drink to that. (Responsibly of course.)

S.P. Sullivan said...

When I was at The Collegian I tried to find out how many keg licenses they issued annually. I had a hunch the number was in the single digits, but I never did get a callback from the town manager.

LarryK4 said...

He probably would not return my call either.

But I have other sources--and they're pretty darn good.

Ed said...

Followup on SP Sullivan's comment, I have heard quietly of an explicit policy of discrimination relative to keg licenses -- townies get them, students don't.

Any student challenging this would likely win big $$$ from Amherst, and I say this as someone who is likely to give Chief Livingstone the opportunity to fix something or bankrupt the town -- his choice.

LarryK4 said...
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LarryK4 said...

I don't think townies or students actually bother to apply for them.

And I'm pretty sure they did not turn down anyone this past semester.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ed, for your much needed dose of Ed braggadocio. I've so missed your wildly exaggerated "this is going to break wide open and bankrupt the planet" pronouncements. How are your other ten imaginary lawsuits going? BTW, graduation in the plans this year or just more life as the perpetual student?

Wouldn't you? said...

You would know about braggadocio 8:35.


Wouldn't you?



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