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Dozens charged in bash at UMass

The chancellor of the state’s flagship public university said a series of drunken melees Saturday at huge outdoor parties near the University of Massachusetts Amherst “brought shame on our fine university.”

More than three dozen college-age partyers were arraigned Monday on a range of drunk and disorderly charges. From Saturday to Sunday morning, Amherst police said, they arrested 55 people at the packed off-campus gatherings, part of an annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration called Blarney Blowout. Another eight people were issued court summonses.

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