Anson Skate Park Closing 

An Anson woman who helped build a skate park in town in memory of her late son says she’s shutting it down because she can’t afford to pay for repairs to keep it safe. Susanne Lamb says she’s enjoyed watching kids have fun in the park built in memory of her son, Damon Lasley, who died in a dirt bike accident in June 2004 while in the eighth-grade. One of Damon’s friends says it gave kids something to do and helped reduce crime. Lamb tells the Morning Sentinel, the ramps, mini-half-pipe, and other equipment in the park built in 2006 was second-hand and Maine winters have taken their toll. The park was built on an abandoned tennis court. Lamb says she’d like to see the site put to good use.