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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.


The Roberts Trap is Sprung

By:  Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling.  Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again... click here to read whole editorial


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Local News

July 9 - Local Knights of Columbus Celebrate 100th Year

June 18 Fort Fairfield Town Council Meeting Click here for audio of the meeting.





Members of the Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1969 recently met at Sisters Bakery in Fort Fairfield to discuss their class’ upcoming reunion which will be held at the Hampton Inn in Presque Isle on July 19, 2014.  Picture here are:  Seated; Anne Theriault and Steve Towle. Standing (from left) Donald Hayes, Gerald Cote, Barbara Monti, Carla Hayes, Dale Armstrong, Gerald Saccucci, and Roger Burtchell.  For more information on the reunion, Contacts are: Anne Theriault at 472-5511 or Carla Hayes at 551-0051.                       contributed photo




Pictured are L-R: Jessica Halsey, Dixie Grady, Camryn Ala, coach Melissa McKenney, and Sam Cullins who all participated at the State Championship Hershey Track and Field Meet held at Cameron Stadium in Bangor on July 1. These four athletes qualified to participate in the state championship based on their qualifying performance at the county meet held in Caribou on June 23. While competing in the state meet, Sam Cullins finished 1st place in both the 50 meter and 100 meter dash for the 9-10 boys, Camryn Ala finished 1st place in the softball throw for 9-10 girls, Jessica Halsey finished 2nd place in the 800 meter for 11-12 girls, and Dixie Grady finished 3rd place in the 800 meter for 13-14 girls. Other athletes from Fort Fairfield who participated in the Hershey Track and Field program this summer include: Sarah McShea, Blake Senal, Kira Rogers, Jayde McKenney, Olivia Langner, Shantelle Simon, Autumn Sawyer, Cammi King, Daisy Grady, Alex Oakes, Wayne Neeley, Amanda Halsey, Justin Maynard, Jason Bernaiche, Colby Langner, and Malcolm Langner. The Hershey Chocolate Company has been sponsoring this program through local parks and recreation departments since 1977 and unfortunately they have announced that this is the last year for the program. Fort Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department has participated in Hershey Track and Field every year since 1982. During the past 32 years the following individuals from Fort Fairfield actually qualified and competed at the National Championships which are held each year at Hershey Park, Pennsylvania: Rachelle "Cormier" Roy, Shawn Rogers, Hillary McNamee, and Rose-Mary Williams.                                        contributed photo


Upcoming Events

Northern Maine Fair - July 25 thru August 2, 2014

Maine News

June 25, 2014 – Employment Numbers Show Maine’s Economy Improving Under Governor LePage

June 11, 2014 – Maine Has Alternative to National Guard

National News

July 9, 2014 - Silver Coin Commemorates Catholic Matriarch, Mary

Recent Stories

June 17, 2014 - FFHS Still Without Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

June 11, 2014 - FFHS Athletic Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

June 11, 2014 - Fort's Annual Community Blight Survey

June 11, 2014 - FFHS Hosts Commencement Exercises

May 28, 2014 - Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Class

May 28, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Journal Celebrates 10th Anniversary

May 28, 2014 - World War II Aircraft and Crew Welcomed at Northern Maine Regional Airport

May 14, 2014 - Fort Councilman Expresses Dissent on $40 Increase to Landfill Permit Fee

May 14, 2014 - Fort Fairfield's 2014-15 Town Budget Proposes 1 Mil Increase in Taxes

April 18, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Now Through the Worst of 2014 Spring Flood Season

April 30, 2014 - J.M. Huber Seeks Letter of Endorsement from the Town to Apply for Increased Trucker Weight Limit

April 30, 2014 - TAMC to Tear Down Community General Hospital in Fort Fairfield

April 30, 2014 - MSAD #20 Reveals Proposed 2014-2015 School Budget

April 2, 2014 - Fort's New Bakery Serves Up Food & Fun

April 2, 2014 - Three Fort Youths Win at K of C State Free Throw Championship

April 2, 2014 - FFPD Steps Up Defensive Against Bath Salt Use in Fort Fairfield

March 19, 2014 - Six Arrested in Aroostook County Bath Salts Investigation

March 19, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Woman Arrested for Manslaughter

March 19, 2014 - Fort Fairfield High School Announces Athletic Hall of Fame

March 19, 2014 - Easton Church Reopens Under New Stewardship

March 5, 2014 - Landfill Permits Net Town $6K in Fees

March 5, 2014 - Coach Hiring Process Discussed by MSAD #20 School Board

February 19, 2014 - FFMS 8th Grade D.C. Field Trip Placed on Hold

February 5, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Volunteer Firefighters Host Annual Awards Banquet

February 5, 2014 - Fort School Board Chair Responds to FFJ Story on D.C. Field Trip

February 5, 2014 - Apparitions at Fort Fairfield Middle/High School Gym?

January 22, 2014 - Crown to Lease Ambulance from Fort Fairfield

January 22, 2014 - 8th Grade D.C. Trip Proposal Draws Large Crowd to MSAD #20 School Board Meeting

January 22, 2014 - Fort Woman Arrested in Stabbing Incident

January 8, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Public Works Provides Big City Road Care on Small Town Budget


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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

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