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Hundreds of friends and family assembled on the tarmac at Northern Maine Regional Airport to welcome home Vietnam Veterans 50 years after the war ended.  This event was much more festive and jubilant than when the men first returned home 50 years ago.       photo/David Deschesne


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.

2015 Northern Maine Fair Photos

Click here for pictures of the 2015 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

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 was the feature exhibit at the Northern Maine Regional Airport’s Take Flight Open House last weekend.  This particular piece is from the Maine Air National Guard inventory and was flown in from Bangor.  The public was invited to tour inside the plane. Read story here.   

photo/David Deschesne


Local News

Fort Fairfield Town Council September 16, 2015 Council Meeting. Click Here to download MP3 audio file. This meeting features the discussion and vote on the commercial wind power ordinance. A short news video is also available here.

Fort Fairfield Public Hearing on proposed wind power ordinance took place on September 8, 2015. Click Here to download the one hour MP3 Audio file of this event. An eight minute WFFJ-TV television news webcast is available here.

September 30, 2015 - FFHS Golf Team wins 7th Consecutive Aroostook League Championship

September 30, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Approves Wind Power Ordinance

September 30, 2015 - Vietnam Veterans Welcomed Home at Northern Maine Regional Airport's Annual "Take Flight" Open House

September 16, 2015 - Former Fort Fairfield Barber Dies in Motorcycle Crash

September 2, 2015 - Seventh-Day Adventists Hold Largest Camp Meeting Yet at Baptist Park

September 2, 2015 - Town Council Receives Draft Wind Power Ordinance

August 25, 2015 - Fort Fairfield to Buy Back Parking Lot from T&G LLC

August 19, 2015 - 2016 Maine Potato Blossom Festival Organizing Committee Meets

August 5, 2015 - Community Garden Launched and Memorial Garden Plans Unveiled

The Fort Fairfield High School Golf Team recently won their 7th consecutive Aroostook League Championship.  See story here.



The 2015 Out of the Darkness Community Walk was held in Fort Kent Saturday September 12. There were 168 walkers and to date $9000.00 were raised to go towards suicide prevention and education. Attached is a picture of Team "Teddy" in memory of my son Taylor Tompkins and Scott Giberson. Team Teddy raised over $1000.00.  Front row, left to right: Colby Giberson, Marissa Giberson, Sare' Giberson, Natalie Sherman, Jerry Sherman, Ellen Sherman, Sydney Mcshae, Emma Campbell, Jennifer Campbell, Billie-Jo Martin. Back Row: Theresa Greenleaf, Stacey Michaud, Heather Holmquist, Lisa Sherman, Debbie Kenny, Cathy Clark, Chris Campbell, & Isaac Cyr.  Team Teddy raised over $1,500.               contributed photo



The Sanctum Dirigo motorcycle club recently donated gifts of toys to Sophia Cotta.  She is shown her with her mother, Ashley.  Their home was destroyed by fire in August and it was the intention of the late Colin Campbell, president of the club, to donate the toys.   At a recent memorial fund raising dinner for Campbell, after his untimely death, the club members honored his wish and donated the gifts to Sophia.

photo/David Deschesne



Seniors from NMCC’s Building Construction Technology program completed two sets of outdoor steps for Martha & Mary Ministries in Presque Isle. Cindy Patten, of Martha & Mary’s, had reached out to program instructor, Frank Pytlak, to help with the project. The students built the steps in NMCC’s Carpentry Lab and then moved them to the Parson Street location. The pressure treated lumber used for the project will last the Ministry for a long time to come. Pictured from left to right are: Jared Keaton, Kent DeMerchant, John Dixon, Anne Ward, and Ellen Hole.                                                                        NMCC photo


Upcoming Events


October 13, 2015 – The Fort Fairfield Alumni Association will be having a meeting at 4pm at the high school library. Any FFHS alumni who would like to be on the council are invited to attend.


November 7, 2015 – The Men's Prayer Conference will be held on November 7 at the Celebration Center in Fort Fairfield. Hosted by Men of Prayer. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. registration and fellowship. 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Conference. For more information, contact Paul Saija (207) 551-8343. 



Maine News

September 2, 2015 - E-Z Pass Scam E-mail Now Circulating

August 8, 2015 - Crime Rate Continues to Drop in Maine

July 22, 2015 - Shooting Spree Claims Lives of 2 People, Injures 3 More

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

National News

September 30, 2015 - Pedophilia Being Promoted as the Next "Sexual Right"


September 2, 2015 - Scripture Union’s New Faith-Based Back-To-School Partnerships Go Primetime


September 2, 2015 - U.S. Stock Market Suffers 1,000 Point Loss

August 19, 2015 - Facebook Screening Users for Potential 'Pre-Crime' Activity

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

Recent Stories

July 22, 2015 - Former C.I.A Spy Originally From Fort Fairfield

July 22, 2015 - Ten Year-Old McKenna Condon Named Ashland Area Citizen of the Year

July 22, 2015 - Robbie Irving Named 2014 Young Farmer of the Year

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

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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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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2015 7th-Day Adventist Northern Maine Camp Meeting



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