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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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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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