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Selected Editorials from the Editor

Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachelle Hamlin

Selected editorials from Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.


2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Photos

Click here for pictures of the 2015 Maine Potato Blossom Festival pageant contestants and other events.

Mallory Cronin, 2015 Little Miss Maine Potato Queen. See more pageant photos here.

Renee Lapointe, 2015 Pre-Teen Maine Potato Queen. See more pageant photos here

Paige McHatten, 2015 Jr. Miss Maine Potato Queen. See more pageant photos here.

Chloe Wheeler, 2015 Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen. See more pageant photos here

Emma Kinney, 2015 Maine Potato Queen. See more pageant photos here

2014 Northern Maine Fair Photos

Click here for pictures of the 2014 Northern Maine Fair Pageant, Horse Shows and other events.

2015 Little Miss & Pre-Teen Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant Photos

Click here for pictures of the 2015 Little Miss & Pre-Teen Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant

Click here for pictures of the 2015 Jr., Teen and Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant. Click here for the news video of the pageant



Local News

June 17, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Town Council June, 2015 meeting. Audio file now posted. Click here to download. Audio recording by David Deschesne. Past town Meetings can be accessed by clicking the MP3 Audio Files tab on the left of this page.

July 8, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Still Considering Status of Town-Sponsored Spring Cleanup

June 24, 2015 - Caribou Secession Group Holds Public Hearing

June 24, 2015 - Village Square Under New Ownership

June 24, 2015 - Updated Fort Fairfield Parking Ordinance Will Affect Festival Parade Parking Spaces

Mariah Mink (left) congratulates her friend, Makayla Shackett for placing 2nd Runner-up in the Teen Miss Maine Potato Queen Pageant held on July 11.  See pageant photos here. photo/David Deschesne


Above:  Tiger Basketball Camp organizer, Larry Gardner presents the MVP balls to Austin Findlen, from New Sweden (left) and Ashlee Harris, from Blaine.  Below this year’s Tiger Basketball Camp attendees.  contributed photos


Historical Society Garden Tour

The Frontier Heritage Historical Society will present a “Summer Garden Show” on Saturday, July 25th from 12:00 to 4:00. This exciting event will be held rain or shine and will showcase five local properties, including a Vineyard and Hop Yard. Other gardens will display handmade planters and birdhouses available for purchase, along with a Plant Sale and light refreshments. The cost will be $10.00 per person. A prize drawing will be held for a lucky ticket holder that will include a beautiful Gift Basket with local products, gift certificates and much more! The proceeds from this Garden Show will be used for much needed repairs at the Blockhouse and Friends Church. It’s important to maintain these Historical properties and keep up on the maintenance. A new roof is needed for the Blockhouse and fundraising efforts will focus on that project along with others. The Tour begins at The Bandstand at Fields Lane on Main Street, Fort Fairfield at noon, where maps will be handed out. Tickets are available now at Pat’s Sewing Room, One of a Kind Gifts, Fort Fairfield Library, Merchants on the Corner, Myrtle Tree, Sisters Bakery and the Bandstand the day of the tour. Call 227-0585 or 476-5093 for more information.  Pictured above is the Parady Garden, one of the gardens on the tour.  contributed photo


Upcoming Events


July 11 – 19 – Maine Potato Blossom Festival.  Festival Parade on July 18, 1pm.  Visit for full schedule


July 24 – August 1 – Northern Maine Fair.  Visit for more information.


July 24-26 - Land Speed Races at Loring. Go to for more info.



Maine News

July 8, 2015 - Goodwill-Hinckley/Eves Controversy Explained as Socialist Media Ignores

June 24, 2015 - Waters Being Muddied on Maine CCW Permit Repeal

June 10, 2015 - Maine Legislature Votes to Eliminate Concealed Handgun Permits

April 1, 2015 - Governor LePage Seeks to Abolish State Income Tax

March 18, 2015 - 1100 Maine Drivers Cited for Distracted Driving by State Police

March 4, 2015 - Governor LePage to Introduce Bill Addressing Attorney General's Overreach of Authority

February 18, 2015 - Maine Legislature Considering Rescinding Property Tax Credit

December 10, 2014 - Former Navy Seal Faces Domestic Violence Charges in Caribou Superior Court

October 2, 2014 - ReEnergy to Reopen Ashland Facility

August 20, 2014 - Mainers Opting Out of Vaccinations at Increasing Rate

National News

July 8, 2015 - Same Sex Marriage: U.S. Supreme Court Gets it Wrong, Again

June 24, 2015 - County in Oregon Bans Growing Genetically Modified Foods

April 1, 2015 - Almost a Third of Americans Say Obama Poses Imminent or Serious Threat to U.S.

April 1, 2015 - Fraudulent Nature of the Federal Income Tax

March 4, 2015 - Sandy Hook Lawsuit Updated: Shanley Released from Prison, Charges Dropped

February 18, 2015 - I.R.S. to Pay Tax Refunds to Illegals Who Didn't Pay Taxes

January 27, 2015 - Sandy Hook Lawsuit Author Arrested

Recent Stories

June 10, 2015 - FFHS Graduation Held Last Sunday

June 10, 2015 - Science Center in Easton May Close This Year

June 8, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Hires New Town Manager

May 27, 2015 - 245 Graduate from NMCC

May 27, 2015 - Fort's Spring Cleanup Program Called Into Question

May 27, 2015 - 2nd Class of FFHS Athletic Hall of Fame Announced

April 29, 2015 - Former Key Bank Building May be Demolished

April 29, 2015 - Town Stays Silent on Kipp Park Road Extension

April 29, 2015 - Tri-Community Landfill Seen as Model Waste Disposal Site for the Area

April 29, 2015 - Miami Man Arrested in Fort Fairfield, Charged with Heroin Trafficking

April 29, 2015 - UMPI Students Call for Locally Produced Food

April 15, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Announces Innovative Fire Department Plan

April 15, 2015 - Perham Town Office Closed Till Further Notice

April 1, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Extends Commercial Wind Power Moratorium Ordinance

March 18, 2015 - Bosse Resigns as Fort Fairfield Town Manager

March 4, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Exploring Options to Increase High Speed Internet Connectivity Throughout Town

February 18, 2015 - Flu Vaccine for Wrong Strain, Again

Februray 7, 2015 - Central Aroostook Panthers Win State 2015 Maine Class D Cheering Championship

February 4, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Journal Television Releases First DVD

February 4, 2015 - WHOU Donates to Aroostook League Scholarship Fund

January 21, 2015 - FFMHS Found to be "Drug Free"

January 7, 2015 - FFHS "A Night of Basketball" Enters 20th Year

January 7, 2015 - TAMC's First Baby of 2015

January 7, 2015 - Perham Planning Board Chairman Resigns Position




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The audio recordings of most current Fort Fairfield Town Council Meetings are archived at the "MP3 Audio Files" in the left sidebar on this page.



It is not mandatory for your child to receive potentially dangerous, toxic vaccines in order to attend public school.  Click Here to download an immunization exemption form from the Maine Department of Education

Click here for great visual images that put the $16+ trillion National Debt into perspective!


Special Video Presentation:

"There Will Be No Economic Recovery:  Prepare Yourself Accordingly"

Presented by Stefan Molyneux



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New WFFJ-TV Videos Now Posted


Interview with Tom Sarmento, Lead Mechanic for "Dukes of Hazard"


2015 FFHS Alumni Banquet


Pig Sits for a Marshmallow




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