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UNH, Durham pay $16K for World Series crowd control

The University of New Hampshire and town of Durham spent a combined $16,000 responding to a rowdy crowd on Main Street after the Red Sox won the World Series.

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Durham’s personnel costs for the incident were $4,174, which includes overtime for the police, fire and public works employees.

The police department spent $4,288 replenishing pepper spray rounds and canisters. Town Manager Todd Selig said for the same amount, Durham could have hosted nine Memorial Day celebrations or four community celebrations.

UNH police Chief Paul Dean estimates the university spent about $6,163 for extra personnel and $1,500 for supplies. Some officers from UNH, Dover and Laconia were paid overtime.

Nearly 3,000 students converged after the Oct. 30 victory. Five students were charged with disorderly conduct.

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