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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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Sears Auto Center employees have jobs at VIP Tires and Service

| November 6, 2014

Time is winding down for workers at Sears Auto Center….as the shop will be closing for good on Saturday. Fortunately, many team members won’t have to worry about having a place to go. “That was the biggest stressful thing actually was not knowing what was to become of any of our jobs or anything,” said […]

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David Estey’s Memoir Tells Stories of Growing up in Aroostook County

| November 5, 2014

“I always think of myself as a County boy…no matter where I am,” said David Estey, author of Whoop and Drive ‘er. Estey is proud of his Northern Maine roots, and has wanted for more than 20 years to share stories about growing up here. His recently released memoir does just that. “People over the […]

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