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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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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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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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