Presque Isle’s William Haskell Rec Center is now completely demolished. The building was constructed in the 1940s as a United Service Organization club.
The city of Presque Isle bought the building in 1946, turning it into one of Maine’s first municipal recreation centers. William Haskell became Presque Isle’s first recreation director and held the position until his retirement in 1981. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 73. One year later, the building was renamed in his honor.
The new Sargent Family Community Center, which opened in Fall 2016, replaces the William Haskell building. The gym in the new building is dedicated to Haskell.
The Ashland Police Department Sunday morning pulled over an SUV from Georgia matching the description of a vehicle stolen during hurricane Matthew.
“When they were pulled over they told Officer Morrison that they were coming to Maine to go fishing for lobster in Ashland. Officer Morrison informed them they had taken a wrong turn,” said Sargent Jarad Carney.
The driver and passenger of the stolen vehicle are at the Aroostook County Jail…
Eight are in custody after Mt. Pleasant police busted a major pumpkin spice cartel last night. Police were acting on an anonymous tip that dealers were selling pure pumpkin spice in the area and causing local women to wear fall clothing way too early in the season. Police are acting quick to collect the remaining hot product off the streets as soon as possible.
Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Andrew Baskin said this new pumpkin spice on the streets is nothing to mess with. “This is 100% pure, uncut pumpkin spice smuggled in from New England,” he said. “Just one spoonful of this stuff will make women think they can start wearing leggings, Uggs and scarves, even though it’s still way too hot for that attire in Charleston right now.”
Hard to believe but I saw another Mother Deer & Fawn again tonight…the grass was so high, and didn’t see the fawn at first… I saw a mother & fawn yesterday morning, and a Mother & 2 fawns last night…all in different locations here in Mars Hill. (Photo and description by Lovena West)
A mother deer and baby wander through tall grass in Mars Hill (Photo Credit: Lovena West)