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I have lived in East Falmouth my whole life (which is a very long time!) Anyway, a new family with 2 college aged boys moved in next door about 3 months ago…the house they bought has a built in pool. Well, ever since they opened it for the season they’ve been having pool parties at all hours of the night. The first few times we let it go…but now it’s getting so every other night they have about 20 kids hanging out screaming…drinking and being very loud. I did mention to the parents that my family and I would appreciate it…if they could tone it down past 9 or 10:00 at night. They said they would “handle it” but it’s been weeks and it’s still going on.
I really didn’t want to call the police. Do you have any other suggestions?
Paul, East Falmouth
I can understand your frustration. I would approach the parents one more time and tell them you’re going to them one more time because you don’t want to go to the police but that if nothing changes that will be your next step.
If things don’t change you’ll probably have to put up with the late night pool parties till the end of august so unless you can look the other way for 2 more months then you’ll have to go to the police. They will tell you what the bylaws are regarding noise.
I hope it all works out so everyone can have a great summer…including the kids!
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