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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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History of the Presque Isle Airport: Part 2

| November 11, 2014

“A story that was told to me by a local fellow..that the planes would come in in such a large number that they would darken the sky,” said Nate Grass. The Presque Isle Army airfield was a busy place during World War 2- the busiest it ever was according to airport museum spokesperson Nate Grass. […]

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History of the Presque Isle Airport: Part 1

| November 10, 2014

The story¬†of the Presque Isle airport starts more than 80 years ago, back around 1930. After the successful transatlantic flights of Charles Lindbherg and Clarence Chamberlin, there was a great interest in aviation in small communities. One of those men fascinated by flying….was Nate Grass’ father, Clarence. “Why does any young man like to fly? […]

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County residents give their take on November snowfall

| November 7, 2014

They’ve got their snow blowers and their shovels out in full force. Quite a winter wonderland outside…and it’s safe to say the people of Aroostook County have differing thoughts on this second November snowfall. “Hate it,” said Kalena Washington. “My thoughts are I love snow, I’m a downhill skier, can’t wait for Christmas to get […]

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