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TWO FACE CHARGES AFTER TEEN DRINKING PARTY

Police Officer Kim Murphy knew about the party last Tuesday night. Everybody did. It was “all over Facebook” she said. It was “the” Senior party, held at a home on East Bare Hill Road.

Now, the homeowner and his 18-year-old son face charges for providing alcohol to underage partygoers.

When Officer Paginelli arrived at around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning to check things out, she found about 50 kids there and cars parked all over the place, Murphy said.

Sketching the scene, Murphy said the guests had obviously been drinking, with plenty of telltale signs. Almost all of them were underage. Many were prone, outside on the ground. Several were visibly drunk. There was vomit on the ground and other surfaces. One boy threw up while lying on his back and could have died if he had aspirated the vomit, she said.

Those who were sober drove away themselves. Those who were not were picked up by their parents or transported to their homes by police officers, Murphy said.

Nobody was arrested, but the two who were summonsed will appear in Clinton District Court. Both parents were aware of the party, which the mother told neighbors about. She even called police, Murphy said, promising there would be no alcoholic beverages.

ABANDONED KITTENS RESCUED

On Sunday afternoon, May 22, a caller who gave what could have been a phony name told police where to find four kittens, abandoned by a stream near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Sherry Road.

The kittens were about 4 or 5 weeks old; two were dead when Animal Control Officer Ann Bamford arrived. Bamford took the two surviving kittens home with her, Officer Kim Murphy said.

— M.E. Jones