Last weekend was a throwback to the bad old days of three or four years ago when the classic party house -- single family student rentals owned by absentee landlords -- reared their noisy heads.
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The town has been investigating 26 Allen Street for many, many months now as a suspected frat house and incidents like this only add to the evidence.
And 80 West Street was only purchased by Jamie Cherewatti two years ago and this is the second time it has made Party House of the Weekend (with some of the same perps).
Picard (obviously not the Captain)
In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Monday the Commonwealth originally was going to place each perp on "supervised probation" for four months with a $50/month supervision cost (paid to the Court) but the Probation officer told Judge Estes its never been done that way before.
So they switched back to the usual way of handling these by converting the criminal charge to civil with payment of a $300 fine. They are still on (unsupervised) probation for four months.
After all eight were dealt with the Judge even mentioned that it generated over $2,000 for the town. I felt like interjecting, "And the taxpayers of Amherst thank you."