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Ark Animal Sanctuary Begins Rebuilding Effort

| November 17, 2014

“We continue to hit bumps in the road but we’re not going to give up we’re just going to keep pushing forward and every bump that we hit it’s a learning curve for us and someday we’ll just reach it and we’ll be in a comfortable spot,” said Lorraine Monfils, president of the Ark Animal […]

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History of the Presque Isle Airport: Part 5

| November 14, 2014

Commercial aviation at the Presque Isle airport started in 1933 with Boston and Maine Airways. “It connected Presque Isle with the rest of the country,” said Nate Grass. InĀ 1940, Boston and Maine changed its name to Northeast Airlines — which served the city for 32 years — and in the 60s, jet service was included. […]

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History of the Presque Isle Airport: Part 4

| November 13, 2014

The closure of the Presque Isle Air Force Base happened in the fall of 1961, but the city had known it was coming since March. That’s when then President Kennedy declared the snark missile obsolete. That month the Department of Defense announced they’d be closing 50 bases throughout the US..they didn’t name the communities in […]

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History of the Presque Isle Airport: Part 3

| November 12, 2014

Though the Presque Isle Army Airfield closed in 1948 after the Second World War, it wasn’t long until it was reactivated. It opened in 1949 as the Presque Isle Air Force base, as part of the Continental Air Command. Its mission was to defend the Northeastern United States. “They were responsible for flying up and […]

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Maine Moves One Spot to Be Next-to-Worst State for Business

| November 12, 2014

Maine is no longer the worst state for business. According to Forbes magazine’s annual rankings of the best and worst states, Maine has now moved to number 49. The Portland Press Herald says Maine has held the distinction of being the worst for the past four years, but our state is now ahead of Mississippi. […]

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