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ORONO, Maine — Multiple police agencies descended on a brand new apartment complex in Orono on Saturday and Sunday nights to break up parties that drew at least 300-400 people to a single parking lot. State police later said in a website posting that the party created… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    This is what college students do, they party.  Get it out of your system.  They were probably celebrating they are attending one of the top party schools in the country.

    • Anonymous

      They haven’t accomplished anything worth celebrating yet and if they do much of this, they never will. Yes, I “partied” more than I should have in college too, but in today’s super competitive environment, they’d be much better advised to pick a major that leads to employment, and then get the best grades they possibly can…..if they want to get a job someday. If not, party on!

      • Alec Cunningham

        What does that have to do with anything?  Summer’s over.  Time to get serious-one last huge party.   And how does anyone know what their majors are?

  • Anonymous

     Shows truth to “If everyone jumped off the roof….”

     Our kids are becoming more sheep like with each passing generation.

     They see a stupid movie (Project X) and try to emulate it.

    • Anonymous

      It was Animal house in 78.

      • Anonymous

        Ohh. I remember. But it’s different today. 

         Yes, a lot of us tripped, whereas they ROLL nowadays. Gotta be honest, look at some sites. They show a group  having sex with a single girl in the middle of a huge party.  With everyone cheering them on. Pretty scary.You didn’t see a lot of that when I was a kid. All I can think is their parents would be so proud.

        • Alec Cunningham

          Well, you didn’t see it on the internet, but do you know for sure it didn’t happen?

        • There was no internet then therefore, no social sharing of videos. It happened back then also.

      • It was the DU house in the 80’s

        • Anonymous

          I had a lot of fun in that DU house in the 80’s!  Was sad to drive by and see the house had been torn down!

  • Anonymous

    This is why we can’t have nice things. I went to UMO and I lived in a dump apartment right across from the road Margaritas is on (it has since been torn down). There always had to be a group of people who ruined it for everyone else. This nice new complex will soon be a dive. If mommy and daddy weren’t footing the bill, maybe things’d be different.

    • Anonymous

      UMO doesn’t exist.

      • Anonymous

        Its the same thing.  It was called Umo, just a name change

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, it was. Now it doesn’t exist.

          • Anonymous

            It still in Orono, its still Umo, who cares.  The same thing, same people different name

          • Anonymous

            (Sigh), no.

            IT CHANGED BACK TO UM 26 FRIGGIN’ YEARS AGO.

          • Anonymous

            Oops! Sorry if I confused you. I was referring to the college that’s located in Orono. Sorry about that! :-)

          • Anonymous

          • Anonymous

            Quite obviously, dumber2 is easily confused, thus his insistence on precise nomenclature.

          • BancyNotwin

            So, it changed two years before I was born…yet I’ve always known it at UMO…interesting.

          • Anonymous

            Must be awesome to have nothing better to do that split hairs and correct people on the Internet. Everyone knew what was meant by UMO

        • Anonymous

          Like ‘dunbar2’ said, UMO is nonexistent. If you beg to differ, please read:

          https://umaine.edu/relations/styleguide/editorial-style-standards/

      • Henderson bobby

        I wish it did not exist them my tax dollars would  not support them  

      • Anonymous

        Just like EMTC doesnt exsist….but people still call it that…

  • Henderson bobby

    100s drinking only one charged? mostly under age .  Arrest them set an example.

    • where does it say they were mostly under-aged?

      • Henderson bobby

        It did not say. I just guessed sorry if I am wrong (under 21). Did the police check ? I believe drinking in public is against the law.

        • Alec Cunningham

          Is the parking lot of an apartment complex “public”?  I can drink in my driveway, I don’t see why they can’t drink in the parking lot.

          • Anonymous

            Might be able to if you’re of age…if it weren’t for the fact that there were 500 of them in the same parking lot

          • County Escapee

            Growing up in The County years ago, it was illegal to drink on your front porch if you could be seen from the road. Has that changed, or is it now a forgotten and unenforced law? 

        • Anonymous

          Probably tough to check at a party that large. I think when things are that out of hand, the best thing they can do is break it up and send people away. I’m sure most were underage, but it’s much easier to fine/arrest people at smaller parties, and I’m sure there will be plenty of those over the course of the school year :) 

          • Henderson bobby

            Hey get out the AR 15s and 12 gauge pumps I am sure the kids would not resist.  

  • Anonymous

    Good old Orono off campus student housing.   There is no “old port” equivalent in town for the kids to cut loose in so it’s house party city.   These new student complexes are highly concentrated  party zones.   Check out the Groves official website, it’s an eye opener.   They make it sound like a rock band tour and resort combined into what they call the Grovenation.     Yo Bro!  Gimme another beer, I’m so stoked. Party!!

    • Anonymous

      Orono needs a mini “entertainment district” with a bunch of bars/pubs within walking distance

    • Anonymous

      ah yes, the need to cut loose from that oh so stressful life of being a 19 year old.

  • Anonymous

    And the reason that they go to college is…….to party???  Pretty expensive partying.

    • Alec Cunningham

      School hadn’t even started yet.

  • Anonymous

    Cool, man. I mean… That’s SICK , DUDE!

  • Oops… :)

    • Anonymous

      Bravo sir!

    • Bobby Bromack

      maybe you should go help the students, you can teach them how to write 10 page comments on BDN

      • ……

        • Anonymous

          This won’t be liked… but I have noticed little, if any, relation between the number of “Likes” a comment receives with the intelligence of the notion conveyed.

    • Anonymous

      Glad your ‘own little college kid’ is a male — doesn’t sound like you know how to talk to women especially when they get ‘like that.’   

      • …..

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you’ve narrowed it down to a very specific kind of person.  Maybe leave all the other women out of it, huh?

        • Kevin_Of_Bangor

          @facebook-100000170419161:disqus wrote: A 19 year old with a beer soaked wife beater and no bra,  

          That would be an awesome tip. Most young men would enjoy that site.

    • Anonymous

      Excellent rant!

    • Alec Cunningham

      Sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder when it comes to college kids.  I work at UMaine (not UMO), live in a neighborhood near downtown Orono, and rent to college students.  While I believe that there are people out there like you describe, the bitter tone and angry words make you appear simply jealous of those kids who were more fortunate than you.  Sorry you feel that way, but the majority of college kids I see are completely not like those you describe.  It’s unfortunate that this rant, after 8 years have passed, appears to be written by someone who has yet to attain the maturity that many of the college students I see at UMaine have.  

      • …..

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, you’re bitter.

        • In all honesty William you are the most prejudiced resentful spiteful hypocritical angry person I have ever seen post on BDN. Drink a beer and calm down man.

    • Anonymous

      “Being a gentlemen, I took the money, dropped the food on the ground and ‘accidently’ stepped right on the bag before I turned and left, because you just can’t talk to women when they get like that.”

      I don’t care how badly you were treated, that was totally uncalled for. You should never work in a customer service-based job again, because it’s evident you don’t think you did anything wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like you have a degree In Anger and bitterness. 7000 kids go to that school and u lump everyone together!!??? Glad that degree got u some sharp critical thinking skills!! Lol not.

      • Kevin_Of_Bangor

        Read some of his other post, he does have a lot of anger.

    • Anonymous

      As a recent UMaine student I can tell you that you are completely wrong about one thing…just because someone drinks a lot of alcohol or smokes a lot of pot does not mean they will become a slack jawed substance abusing loser. Many of the smartest students at the University do both, and end up with very successful careers. Personally, I was able to do both nearly every day, graduate in less than 4 years, and get a good job straight out of college. Your prejudice against college students is extremely flawed, and it doesn’t do anybody any good. 

    • Anonymous

      If you’d partied at college just a little you might not be quite so uptight, dude!  Can’t believe so many think like you… I guess it is just a testament to the demographic.  I really need to get out more……

    • And this from a guy who goes to the clinic. Man, are you confused.

      You should keep your Facebook private, lest someone know your people and be willing to spend 5 minutes looking around and sorting you out.

      Your misanthropia is also laughable, at best.

      • Cool, you know people I haven’t talked too in close to a decade. Neat. Excellent use of your time too by the way.

        •  Haha. A decade? Spare me. The town where you live is a small place. I should know. I live there. Goin’ to the clinic Early last month is hardly a decade ago, wouldn’t you say? Or, do you always go to the other clinic with a car full of buddies, you know, to get group health examinations and such?

          And, for someone who clearly spent hours writting these massive comments filled with ignorance and bigotry, I don’t feel like you are in any position to advise me on how to effectively manage my time. It literally took me 5 minutes to sort you out and expose the hypocrisy of your sermons. 5.

          How can you preach about all this crap, and be so anti-drinking and partying when clearly you are a part (or were, though, I figure its most likely the former, given recent events) of those things?

          And now your facebook is private. Hahaha. Brilliant. Checkmate, Mr. Ramsey.

    • Anonymous

      Future whining occupiers in training.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry you removed you post. I thought it was a great read. A very honest expression of your feelings. Entertaining and refreshing, Thanks! 

    • Anonymous

       Am I the only one thinking that the party was probably a lot of fun?

  • Anonymous

    Not a riot?  Sounds like a riot by Maine standards.  Why else take so many cops from their own responsibilities and tax payers to stand behind you and your bullhorn while you faced a couple hundred rowdy college kids?  At least Orono PD should be prepared for any college foolery at the complex this weekend, and not need back up from other towns/departments.

  • Anonymous

    Its unbelievable that college students party, I’m sure cops with guns, mace and billy clubs were cowering in the corner against kids with cans of Bud Light.

  • Ben Hutchins

    This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • Davida Willette

    university of maine orono has had a past reputation of being one of the partiest campus in the nation 

    • Bobby Bromack

      partiest campus??

      • Anonymous

        Writes as though she may have first-hand experience, eh, Trey?

        • Anonymous

          ..or not.

  • Anonymous

    UMaine is one the biggest druggie schools in the country,google it

    • Anonymous

      google this…

  • Anonymous

    It’s just too bad the roof wasn’t another 100 feet higher.

  • Anonymous

    Radio is blastin’
    Someone’s knockin’ on the door
    Our hostess is not lastin’
    She’s passed out on the floor

    I’ve seen so many things
    That I ain’t never seen beforwe
    I don’t know what it is
    But I don’t wanna see no more

    Mama told me not to come
    Mama told me not to come
    Mama said that ain’t no way to have fun

    • Anonymous

      3dn… from about forty years ago when kids in college were just like they are now.  Good call.

    • Alec Cunningham

      Well, clearly this song must have been written in the past 5 years.  People certainly didn’t participate in such shenanigans when WE were young!!!!

  • Drinking, yelling, AND playing music loudly?  say it ain’t so.

  • Anonymous

    I got my two kids out of Skowhegan 54 without being a drunk or druggie or a pothead. 
    I made sure they went to out of state colleges to avoid becoming a drunk or druggies or pothead , if they went to a Colby  or a Maine University. They are both in their mid 20s now, employed in professional careers,out of state….and they hate booze,drugs and pot. 

    The key to success in Maine, is getting out of Maine

    • Anonymous

      You really didn’t just essentially imply that kids at out of state schools seemingly don’t use alcohol or other drugs, did you?

      If your kids hate booze, drugs and pot then that is good, but I would love to see the rationale for that behavior being the result of them going to school out of state (did they go to BYU or something)?

      • Anonymous

        “UMaine ranked 4th on druggiest colleges’ list in US”

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, and we know how thorough publications that make these lists are in actually researching each and every university and college…

      • Anonymous

        Out of State College/Universities usually have areas for studious students. Students that want to excel in college and or go on to med school. That is where my kids stayed.  I am aware UMaine Orono has ‘quiet ,no booze dorms’, but they are not, are they.

        • Neither are any other college and if you think that they are then you are a fool

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think that is the key at all, I think the key to success is more on the individual.  There are plenty of people from Maine and went to higher education here in Maine that are successful.  Granted more opportunity exists else where but it is possible to succeed.  Becoming a drunk or a druggie is entirely on the individual as well.  You will have a greater chance of success elsewhere due to just the number of options available to you, but you can be a success in Maine if you keep at it.

      • Anonymous

        Maine is thee worse place in the country,especially for young people who want to make something out of themselves.  Some new public service ad on Maine radio and TV is saying, something like 50% of all Maine’s young people have drug problems,higher than any other state.

        • Anonymous

          Maine is not the worse place in the country, that is your opinion and not mine nor is it an opinion many of us in Maine would agree with.  I also doubt the validity of the ad you saw, all to often those statistics are skewed, you can make statistics say anything you want if you play with the numbers the right way (95% of statistics are made up any way).  I’m not saying Maine is free of problems but it is by far better than many places in the country.  You can become a success in Maine, but if your idea of success is making large sums of money, and working at multi-billion dollar corporations than it’s not just Maine where 90% of the population won’t be a success.

    • Alec Cunningham

      Thank you, Gov. LePage.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll bet your kids are high right now.

      • Anonymous

        Nope. That sounds good as a retort, however my kids as teens found out early, how popular it is to the opposite sex to be a person that does not drink booze or do drugs. 

        • Anonymous

          I’ll bet your kids are having sex right now.

    • Did you fail English? Your grammar is pathetic, just saying. 

      • Anonymous

        Yes i did. But i do have a genius IQ. Find someone with a high IQ and they can explain how that is possible.

        • Sorry never met one person who brags about having a genius IQ and is infact telling the truth. You are what we call an internet troll now get off your high horse and go to work or something.

      • Henderson bobby

        But can you do Math .  know people with a 4.0 in calculus who do not know 11 times 13 is 143 .  To me that is like 3rd grade math.  We all have different abilities . Dose not mean someone is stupid . 

    • County Escapee

      Unfortunately, your last line has a lot of truth in it. It’s the route I took 35 years ago.

    • bob

      My son goes to the University of Maine and we’re from New Jersey.  He graduated fifth in his class and got a pretty good SAT score, he could have gone to any number of colleges, but he chose the University of Maine.  It’s a good school with a beautiful campus, but like all schools you get out it what you put into it.  Going to Harvard or Yale doesn’t make you a genius and doesn’t guarantee success.  My wife and I plan to retire to Maine, we love the state and have meet some very nice people.  So I guess my question is, if you hate Maine so much why are you still there?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a good thing I got out of Maine! I’m now 19 and in Quebec where I just had a single beer with my friends after my first day of classes in our school’s open air pub. I’m such a failure!

  • Anonymous

    wayne’s world , party all the time.

  • Anonymous

    School must be back in session.

  • Anonymous

     Future whining occupiers in training.

  • Anonymous

    I think that the real purpose of the party was not mentioned: preparation of a repeat of last fall’s Occupy  Movement and its outrageous criticisms of honest  American capitalism.  When Mitt becomes President, this subversion will end. 

  • Anonymous

    ~~~~~~~~~~~`REMEMBER~~~~~~~~~~ 

    these are the fools with booze in their hands that will default on their student loans and ask government to forgive the loans     

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~REMEMBER~~~~~~~~~~~

    • Anonymous

      Right on…today world. Kids think we owe them something. Shame

    • That is what most college kids do – it’s all part of the college experience. It doesn’t matter which school you go to, there are parties all of the time.

      • Anonymous

        I went to college. In retrospect,the college students that never went to parties, they turned out to be the most successful in life.

      • Anonymous

        there are people killing people all the time.Does that make it rite??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

        • Alec Cunningham

          If you can’t tell the difference between partying too much and killing people, then there’s no debating this topic with you.

          • Anonymous

            Let me tell you.Just because they party all the time,does not make it rite,Like it or not

          • Anonymous

            AND it is drunk people that Kill others. Want to argue this go for it.

          • Alec Cunningham

            I was drunk once last month but I didn’t kill anyone.  And I have read plenty of reports about people who have killed who were not drunk.  So, what is your point?

          • Anonymous

            thats a very good thing.BUT next time it could happen.What you need to look at is,someone drunk could kill one of your loved ones in a heartbeat. i truly hope it never happens to you or anyone else.

        • People are killed everyday and not just from college kids having some drinks. I didn’t say that it was right or wrong – I was just stating a fact. This is a right of passage for college kids. they are away from their parents and they are going to let loose a bit and love life. People are killed by other people in car accidents, plane crashes, train accidents, hit by buses, etc. Are you saying that we should ban everything because people are killed by other people? Death by others happens in many ways. And BTW: rite is spelled right and you really don’t have to use so many ? to make a point…

  • Anonymous

    This is nothing. You should have saw campus after UM won the ’99 hockey title. Now imagine being there as a four-year-old, it was awesome.

    • Anonymous

      Wish I could have been there for that! It was awesome after the Sox won the title!

    • Anonymous

      What about ’93?  1st championship?  Didn’t see YOU there!  HA!  I skipped work to go to the celebration!  Never will forget it.

  • Brian Leeman

    nice

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of educated fools or should say lack of education!! This is stupid and dangerous, little rich kids getting wasted and mommy and daddy pay the bill.  What a waste and why doesn’t the university do more to control these types of parties?  It’s more like they promote them and yes it is off campus but their should be something the school can do to stop this from happening?

    • Anonymous

      It’s private property, it’s North Carolina-based Campus Crest Communities Inc.,….it’s that company’s problem. 
      Why should our tax dollars be used to monitor social gatherings? 
      Campus Crest can hire their own security. 

  • Alec Cunningham

    Really?  Are you serious?  What evidence do you have for this?

    Does the government even forgive student debt?

  • Alec Cunningham

    Another year and another round of old people whining about how terrible youth is today and how young adults weren’t at ALL like these hooligans when they were that age.  I think Wal-Mart must have had a late summer sale on those rose-colored glasses…

  • This is a very well written article, Nick! 

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, Mom!!

  • Anonymous

    “Police waited at the 21-apartment-building complex…”

    Wouldn’t it have made more sense to write “Police waited at the 21-building apartment complex”?

    Stories really do need to be edited before being published. The “get the story out now” philosophy isn’t working for quality.

    • Anonymous

      Well, your way would make sense if there were indeed 21 buildings.  If there are 21 apartments, then their way makes sense.  It could be 21 apartments in 3 buildings, 21 apartments in 4 buildings or any combination really. However, I doubt it is 21 apartments in 21 buildings.

      • Anonymous

        There are indeed 21 buildings in the complex.

  • Anonymous

    Dean Vernon Wormer: Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

  • Anonymous

    Dear parents with thousands of dollars to throw away:  my family needs 3 cords of wood, our oil tank topped off, and some dental bills paid off.  While we’re at it, I know a few elderly folks who need prescriptions filled, oil for the winter, and some school kids who could use a few things too. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m so disgusted…why wasn’t I invited to this party?

  • Anonymous

    For all the kids that are working your asses off to pay your own way through school – and I know a lot of you – have a good time, be careful, study hard, don’t listen to those who want to bring you down…

  • Project O!!! It would have been even more awesome if someone had been there with a flame thrower!

  • Andy Dufresne

    DO IT

  • Ok, for all of you Nae-sayers out there. School had not even started at the time of this party. It was labor day weekend, 2 days before classes started. If you actually lived here, you would know that The Grove campus is now dead silent all day, with people studying, and going to class, and concentrating on what we spend thousands of dollars on every year. So please, don’t say we are all “druggie college kids, spending mommy and daddies money to have a good time “. I happen to buy all my beer, and bottles, with my own hard earned money. And it’s funny, all of you people commenting seem to be from the “baby boom” era. Don’t even start to tell me that you never smoked pot, or drank, or tripped on anything when you were this age, seem’s how most of the alcoholics these days are from your age group. Trust me, I know plenty of them.  So lay off, and let us party on.

    • Anonymous

      Whoa, dude.  Chill.  Let’s go have a cold one and talk about it.

    • Anonymous

      Most of the alcoholics are from the boomer generation because, we are pretty much the older generation. Those from the WWII era are either too old or are gone. There wasn’t as many drugs out there for them. And not all boomers were/are druggies or alcoholics. Thank you.

      • Anonymous

        And not all college students are pot heads and drunks. Thank you.

        • Anonymous

          Never said they were. I simply said not all Boomers were druggies/alcoholics. Thank you.

    • Guest

      ….

  • Anonymous

    Maybe the management should be ordered to provide their own police / security agents agents to the property. Why should the taxpayers be burden with costs for stupidity? We’re burdened enough as it is!

    • Anonymous

      Because your council approved this type of development, that is why it should cost the taxpayer.. Keep on electing free love and peace partying liberals and that is what you get

  • Anonymous

    Ok, so this is what the “modern-day youth” do for fun … grab a skateboard and jump off roofs? Since when do you need a college education for that? I don’t recall having that class back then. But then again, once these kids break their necks in a fatal jump it’ll give BDN a few extra headlines I guess. I can remember jumping off just one roof when I was a teen. It was about 10 feet high. I jumped (after careful consideration), landed on a metal rake that just happened to have it’s spikes pointed up and yes, you guess it, I got 7 of those spikes through my foot, three of them made it from the bottom and all the way through to the top! Then finally I managed to get all the spikes out and set my foot free and stupid me steps on it with my other foot and gets the handle in my face. True story folks! If they only had camcorders back then!

  • Anonymous

    Just arrrest them/fine them if they don’t listen the first time…put them in jail over night and if they get kicked out of School and or the Apartment complex…so what…time to grow up and join the real world.

    • How do you arrest almost 500 college students with 20 cops? Shy of hurting a lot of college kids and getting a nice fat lawsuit on the police department you might get about 10 arrests or 20 seriously injured cops.

      • Henderson bobby

        Lets see cops have guns if they try to hurt a cop a cop needs to protect himself .  problem is these kids do not take it seriously . 

  • what amazes me here is that people are actually defending this kind of numb behavior.

  • Just to clarify for all the people that think the cops tried to do anything at all until they walked down the road saying they were going to arrest them if they didn’t disperse, the cops (all of them) had their cruisers lined up on the side of the road and watched for about 3 hours then when 1 am rolled around they finally tried to break it up.

    • Anonymous

      So, these kids had plenty of time to play before the cops stepped in.

       There’s really no need to carry on the loud, obnoxious behaviour after “last call” – no matter what age we are.  I was a party animal myself but knew better than to attract unfavorable attention and always tried to be considerate of the neighbors which worked to my benefit when throwing parties.  I’m still considerate of my neighbors and still throw a good party.

      Just my opinion, but I think many in this generation of kids WANT to be captured on film and put out on YouTube.  Many of them WANT the attention regardless of the negative repercussions it might bring – never thinking of the fact that once on the internet always on the internet somewhere – never thinking that someday their actions will come back to haunt or embarrass them and it will all be on “tape” and won’t be able to be denied.

      Some companies, firms, etc. ARE doing serious and deep background checks on potential hires so, yes kids, have your fun but leave stupid at home.

  • Anonymous

    ROMNEY / RYAN  2012  !!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Last year we had four students from Husson live right next door.  I will admit that when they first moved in, we had troubles.  They liked to party every night of the week and we sometimes have to be up to work at 5am or even earlier. We had words a couple of times and I even had to talk to the landlord and police.  After that we finally talked to all of them one night, explained that the walls were thin, the running in and out and slamming doors were knocking things off our walls and that we would like to see things change before they ended up getting evicted.  Ya know what…they were really courteous from that point on, only having parties on the weekends, partying Out more than In, and always willing to turn the music down if it got a little out of hand.  Just becuase we are older than some of these young adults doesnt mean we cant communicate with them.  At least its worth a try.  We were all young once, we all enjoyed having friends to our apartments and kicking a few back, so try to talk on their level, it will get you much further than talking down to someone just because they are younger than you are.

    • Anonymous

      That was extremely well said!!!!!  

    • Anonymous

       You were lucky.  Many of the kids today just tell you to f**k off and actually increase their antisocial behavior on purpose to tick you off even more.  

      When I was a landlord I had terms written into the lease about parties.  Anything that got police involved could get them evicted.  Never rented to first time renters and in the case of students I required their legal guardians to be the actual lease signers.  Saved me a lot of trouble.  Usually only 1 warning and they knew I meant business about evicting them.

  • Anonymous

    Idiots.

  • Anonymous

    The kids are just trying to keep up with the schools “top 20” status

  • Anonymous

    In my generation, we were grateful to have the chance to go to college. We didn’t have time to waste staging mass drunkfests and jumping off of buildings. I wonder how the parents of these “students” feel about bankrolling this nonsense? Had we behaved this way, our parents would have turned off the money faucet, and the college would have expelled us. How times have changed.

  • Anonymous

    Should the police wait until someone gets killed.. I think that is the issue.

    • Anonymous

      I will only say this about police. No matter what they do,people will say they are wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Is there any place that college kids can gather to have a good time?  This is the time to socialize and enjoy life before they join the rat race.

  • Anonymous

    I really do not care what anyone thinks of my comment here. I will only say this.When you get in a vehicle after drinking.You can kill someone in a split second.If you need to drink to be cool you have a serious mental problem. Go to college and learn all you can,so you can have an enjoyable life ahead of you.All people deserve to have the best in life.

  • Anonymous

    Get a good look at the real-time background check of  your child’s future public school teacher

  • Anonymous

    Really?  What do you expect when you build a HUGE multi-unit apartment COMPLEX that caters to college kids?  Of course it’s going to be a party zone!

    • Anonymous

      Well that is why the police need to lock them all up.If they had any common sense they would not have to party all the time. I lost both of my parents when I was very young. I will only say this,I miss them so much,wish they where here to show them my respect.Hardly any kids respect there parents anymore. If they did they would make alot better choices than the party thing and doing drugs.

  • Guest

    What a scene! Sounds like some were never taught good behavior. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey Hello out there you parents that are paying for higher education!!!! What a grand investment.  Thanks for low/no interest student loans and parents that have no clue. 

  • Anonymous

    Ah the parties of one’s youth. Those were the days when nobody worried about hiring a caterer.

  • Anonymous

    The problem here..its a gated community kids never thought the police would come in,  and managemnet was not around that evening they went home for the day..   Orono Pd is not a baby sitting sitting service.. easy solution.  hire a security guard

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like UMO is just trying to maintain its top twenty party school reputation.  

  • Anonymous

    Orono needs to invest in a water cannon.

  • Got salts?

  • Anonymous

    Was there a Facebook invitation to this?

  • well, i WAS present at this party, and let me tell you it was damn fun. yeah there were stupid kids doing stupid stuff, but you’re going to find that anywhere you go. we’re only young once…. let us have our fun. we are adults making our own choices. the majority of the people at that party, myself included I can tell you for a fact were being responsible. Parties are going to happen at UMO alllll the time…. and the Grove is a sick place to hang out.

    let it be. let US be.. we’re not hurting anything by drinking in a parking lot. as long as we’re not drinking and driving…. there is no reason to break up our fun

    • Henderson bobby

      Let me guess you are over 21 and were not drinking in public?

      • I am 21 a senior this year at Umaine…. and i guess if you consider a parking lot in the middle of an apartment complex, away from the street “public” then i guesss im guilty of drinking in public. sue me.. we’re enjoying our college years

    • Anonymous

      There’s just so much wrong with this it boggles my mind where to begin.  

      • really? please enlighten me on what was so wrong…

    • PaulNotBunyan

       I guess you don’t understand that this is a rental property, not a public place. Unless 100% of the renters wanted this party everthing you just said is bogus.

      • Alec Cunningham

        Are you saying it’s okay to have such parties in a public place?

        • PaulNotBunyan

           It’s obvious I wasn’t saying that. I just pointed out that this location was definitely wrong. That tends to invalidate everything she said.

  • Anonymous

    Why is this still in the news?

  • Anonymous

    I belive the children are our future…..and it appears we are screwed….

  • Old Bear

    Its party time not learning time.

  • More faulty reporting by BDN staff. I can’t say I’m surprised, honestly. I was at the Grove on Sunday (sober, believe it or not) and I did not hear any blow horn telling us to disperse. The cops had formed a line about 60-70 yards away from the thick of the party, and stood there for an hour before suddenly retreating. After we thought they were gone for good, they came back in greater numbers and reformed the line, waiting another half hour or so before marching on the party.
             My group of friends were some of the first to see them advancing on us, and so we began to run in the opposite direction while shouting warnings to the rest of the party. Two or three belligerent party goers threw their drinks (some in glass bottles) toward the group of officers, probably making the rest of us look bad and inciting the “near riot conditions” commentary.
             The truth is, it was a crazy party; however I do not approve of the way it was dealt with. The volume of officers that arrived blew the party completely out of proportion. I estimate that 5 cops, 1 with a blow horn, could have easily dealt with the “riot.” Although I did not witness this myself, I have heard rumors of some officers brandishing billy clubs as they descended on the group. Although these weapons weren’t used physically, it is a shame that any officer would resort to such a brutal form of intimidation on college students at a party. I’m glad that nobody got hurt, and I hope that any future gatherings are handled more delicately or not intruded upon at all, if that is possible.

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