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Presque Isle, ME 

Passenger Service: PenAir offers scheduled passenger service with three (3) flights per day, Monday -  Friday and two (2) flight per day Saturday & Sunday          
Airport: Northern Maine Regional Airport at Presque isle                                 
Distance from Boston = 332 miles                           
Approximate Travel Time  = 1 hour and 40 minutes                                  

Presque Isle /prɛsk aɪl/ is the commercial center of and largest city in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. The city is home to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Northern Maine Community College, Husson University Presque Isle, Northern Maine Fairgrounds, The Aroostook Centre Mall, and the Northern Maine Regional Airport. There are 7,000 miles of flowing water with 2,000 lakes, rivers, and streams. Presque Isle is just 10 miles from the Canadian border, 45 minutes from Grand Falls, New Brunswick, and 154 miles from Quebec.

Presque means "almost" and Aroostook means "beautiful river." Presque Isle was named for the French term for peninsula (presqu'ile) because the Aroostook River and Presque Isle Stream form a peninsula where the city is located.
 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 77.60 square miles (200.98 km), 75.76 square miles (196.22 km) of which is land and 1.84 square miles (4.77 km) of which is water. Presque Isle is drained by the Aroostook River and Presque Isle Stream.

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,692 people, 4,201 households, and 2,413 families residing in the city. The population density was 127.9 inhabitants per square mile (49.4/km).

Presque Isle has a humid continental climate typified with long, cold winters and short, warm summers.

Due to being Aroostook County largest city, Presque Isle is the retail center for a large number of both American and Canadian towns. The Aroostook Centre Mall became a major shopping center for residents during the 1990s. A Super Wal-Mart center also attracts a large number of shoppers. Agriculture remains a top industry of Presque Isle and the surrounding area, with potatoes being the top crop. During the winter months many local businesses rely on the snowmobiling industry as there is a highly regarded trail system connecting far away towns and cities with Presque Isle. Presque Isle is also home to a significant industrial park near the Northern Maine Regional Airport.
 
(excerpts taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presque_Isle,_Maine May 2015)