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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


Paula Plourde, working with the Precious Blood Rosary Guild in Fort Fairfield, shows her excitement after completing her first ever homemade Rosary.                             photo/Richard K. Nichols




Local News

September 17, 2014 - The Fort Fairfield Town Council held a public hearing to commence the process for declaring the Doughty Redemption Building on High Street as a "Dangerous Building." For an MP3 audio file of that hearing, click here. Audio recording by David Deschesne

September 17, 2014 - For an MP3 audio file of the September, 2014 Fort Fairfield town council meeting, click here. Audio recording by David Deschesne

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

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

The northern lights were visible on September 12, 2014.  This display was seen from the Conant Road, Fort Fairfield.      photo/David Deschesne

National Miss Maine winners (from left): Kim Parent, National Ms. Maine 2015; Andrea Perreault, National Mrs. Maine 2015; Samantha Clark, National Miss Maine 2015; and Kelley Wassick, National Miss Teen Maine, 2014.  Kim Is from Caribou and Andrea is from Van Buren.           contributed photo


The annual Out of The Darkness walk was held on September 6, 2014 In Fort Kent with 125 walkers that raised $4601.00 for Suicide education, awareness and prevention. You can donate on the AFSP website until December 31, 2014.  "Team Teddy" from Fort Fairfield. Front row left to right  Deb Kenny, Colby Giberson, Emma Campbell, Marissa Brouette, Sydney McShea, Billie Jo Martin, Marissa Giberson. Middle row: Sam Parish, Kyle Labreck, Ellen Sherman, Sare Giberson, Natalie Sherman, Lena Tingley, Kim Clark, Jennifer Campbell.  Back row: Lisa Sherman, Jerry Sherman, Dylan Caldwell, Danielle Tracy, Carrie Tracy, Maranda Bubar, Erin McShea, Peter Solomon, Tricia Solomon, Bobby Bubar, Chris Campbell, Dan Michaud, Amy Logan and Cathy Clark.             contributed photo


Kaitlyn Kinsey (center) receives the Mitchell Peace Scholarship award from Bob Clark (right), Chairman of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.    Also congratulating Kinsey was Tim Crowley, President of NMCC.    contributed photo


Upcoming Events

September 27, 2014 – Cary Medical Center’s 34th annual Health Fair at Caribou High School 10am – 2pm

September 28, 2014 - The Knights of Columbus, Northern Maine Council #1753 will be holding a fundraising boneless ribs lunch at their council hall on Main St. in Fort from 11:30 am until 2 pm.   The menu will consist of a choice of two types of boneless barbequed ribs, French fries, cole slaw, a roll and dessert with coffee, tea and punch.   “To Go” meals will be available.  Price is $7 per person.  Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the annual suicide prevention walk (via “Team Sirois”) held to raise funds in an effort to provide community education on this subject as September is Suicide Awareness Month.


October 4, 2014 - VFW Post 6187 Ladies Auxiliary in Fort Fairfield will be hosting Aroostook’s Got Talent Auditions at 1:00pm at the VFW in Fort Fairfield. You must be at least 12 years old to enter the contest. An entrance fee of $10 will be charged if you are chosen to enter the contest. Please have the entrance fee on the day of the auditions in case you are chosen. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. For more information, call Donna at 551-3150.


Maine News

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

August 6, 2014 - Op Ed: Leftists' Cheap Attacks on Governor LePage and Constitutional Researchers

July 23, 2014 - Op Ed: Maine Constitution Coalition Not as Portrayed by Bangor Daily News, Michael Tipping, et al.

National News

September 17, 2014 - FBI Agent Jailed for Exposing Corruption in CIA, White House

August 20, 2014 - Obama Promotes German General to Chief of Staff of European Command

August 6, 2014 - Northern Border Agent Pulls Gun on Boy Scouts Detained for Taking Photos As Southern Border Collapses

August 6, 2014 - Obamacare Failing As Planned

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

Recent Stories

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

August 20, 2014 - Rhonda Murphy Named Loring Job Corps' Employee of the Year

August 6, 2014 - Shamrock LLC Moves Forward with Wind Generator Study in Fort Fairfield

August 6, 2014 - SAD #20 School Board Discusses Coach Hiring Process

July 23, 2014 - Group Forms Committee to Secede from the City of Caribou

July 23, 2014 - Maine Politicians, Media Running Campaign to Demonize Maine Constitution

July 9, 2014 - Local Knights of Columbus Celebrate 100th Year

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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