Falmouth Couple Charged with Hosting Underage Drinking Party 

A Falmouth couple has been charged with allowing high school students celebrating state championships in two sports to drink alcohol at their home A Cumberland County grand jury this week indicted 53-year-old Barry Spencer and 52-year-old Paula Spencer on nine misdemeanor counts each of allowing a minor to possess or consume alcohol. The charge includes a $1,000 fine if the minor is under 18. The charges stem from a June 16 party, the same day Falmouth High won state championships in baseball and lacrosse. Police say members of both teams were at the party attended by 75 to 100 teenagers. The couple’s lawyers say what was supposed to be a small gathering spiraled out of control and their clients will plead not guilty. Their arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 4.