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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.


2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Photos

Click here for pictures of the 2014 Maine Potato Blossom Festival pageant contestants and other events.

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


Members of the Easton High School National Honor Society serve pies at the Pie Social and Talent show at the EHS gym on May 2.  The social was held in honor of the town’s 150th anniversary which is being celebrated this year.

To view a Fort Fairfield Journal Television News video of this event, click here.   photo/David Deschesne


Local News

May 20, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Town Council May, 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.

May 2, 2015 Jr., Teen Miss & Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant. Click here for pageant photos. WFFJ-TV News video

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

Katahdin Trust recently presented a $1,000 contribution to the American Agri-Women to assist in sponsoring their 2015 National Convention. Maine Agri-Women has been selected to be the host organization for this year’s convention that will be held November 5th - 7th in Portland, Maine. Joining in the check presentation held at Katahdin Trust in Presque Isle were (left to right): Pete St. John, Senior Vice President and Commercial Services Officer – Katahdin Trust; Carol Adams, Convention Steering Committee Member – Maine Agri-Women; Pam Townsend, President – Maine Agri-Women; and Jeffrey Pangburn, Vice President and Commercial Services Officer  – Katahdin Trust.    contributed photo



Northern Maine Community College named scholarship winners for their work on the Sinawik House (from left):  Caleb Williamson, Computer-Aided Drafting; Ethan Cushman and Andrew Michaud, Building Construction Technology; Eric Pemberton and Bryan Ouellette, Plumbing and Heating.  contributed photo



Upcoming Events


May 24, 2015 - Chicken BBQ at Fort Fairfield Knights of Columbus 11:30 am until “sold out.” Menu will consist of ½ BBQ Chicken, French Fries, Cole Slaw with punch, coffee and dessert for anyone dining in.   “To Go” meals will be available for those wishing to take a meal home.  Price will be $8 per person.  Net proceeds from this event are going to help support 4th Degree Assembly #350 scholarship to a 2015 graduate continuing on to attend college.   Please come enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends while helping to support a young person continue their post high school education.   We look forward to seeing you there!

May 30, 2015 – Open House at the Francis Malcolm Institute (Science Center) 11am – 2pm on Route 1a in Easton.  Free, open to the public.  Ocean Touch Tank demonstration, Planetarium Show, hands-on science activities, model rocket launch (weather permitting).


May 30, 2015 - The Paws For the Cause Walk benefiting the Central Aroostook Humane Society will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 30th.  Registration is at 10:00, the 2 mile walk will start at 10:30.  There is a $5.00 registration fee for those without pledges.  Refreshments, dog wash, and prizes.  Rabies Clinic will be from 11:00 to 12:00 with a $10.00 fee. 


May 31, 2015 - Fiddlehead Supper, Sunday Evening May 31st from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Serving Fiddleheads, Ham, Potato & Pasta Salads, Quiche, Casseroles, rolls, beverage & dessert. Donations are gratefully accepted.  St Paul's Episcopal Church, Main Street, Fort Fairfield.


Maine News

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

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

January 7, 2015 - Government Creating Fake Facebook Pages from Confiscated Photos

Recent Stories

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

December 24, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Wind Power Committee Switches Gears on Ordinace

December 24, 204 - Fort Community Center On Track for LED Lighting Upgrade

December 10, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Remembers JR McGillan in Lights of Life Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 10, 2014 - FFHS Graduation Rates Improve

December 10, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Welcomes New Marketing Director

November 26, 2014 - Veterans Memorial Inauguration Celebrated on Veterans Day

November 26, 2014 - Fort's Wind Power Technical Review Committee Meets to Choose Sample Ordinance

November 12, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Journal Expands Into Online Television Webcasting

November 12, 2014 - Harvest Market Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

October 29, 2014 - Fort Fairfield Sees Increase in Home School Students

October 29, 2014 - Can Fort Fairfield Really Afford Commercial Wind Power?

October 29, 2014 - FFHS Golf Team Competes in State Class C Championship

October 15, 2014 - Public Hearing Held to Discuss Wind Power Moratorium Ordinance

October 15, 2014 - TAMC Conducts "Active Shooter Drill"

October 1, 2014 - Town Takes Immediate Action on Redemption Center Building

September 17, 2014 - Bureau of Labor Fines Fort School System

September 17, 2014 - Local Catholics Making Rosary Beads for Students in Dominican Republic

September 3, 2014 - Commercial Wind Power Was Main Topic of Discussion at Fort Fairfield Town Council Meeting

September 3, 2014 - Doughty's Redemption Center Building to Be Deemed "Dangerous" Structure

August 20, 2014 - Mazzuchelli Retires from Caribou Rec. After 39 Years

August 20, 2014 - Strange Soap-Like Substance Appearing on Maine Roads

August 20, 2014 - The Cubby Fund's July Hero of the Month: 13 Year Old Roger York III from Fort Fairfield



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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

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