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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.

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

Elvis Presley (a/k/a Quentin Warren) poses for a selfie with Anah Temple Shrine clown, MEGA BYT3 during the Washburn August Festival parade last Saturday.              photo/David Deschesne


Local News

Fort Fairfield Town Council August 19, 2015 Town Council Meeting. Click Here to download MP3 audio file. This meeting features commentary relative to the wind power ordinance that was introduced that evening.

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

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


State Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb (R-Fort Fairfield) presents legislative sentiments to Courtney Parent and Isabel Parent, cousins both from Hamlin who are the valedictorian and salutatorian respectively of Van Buren District Secondary School’s (VBDSS) Class of 2015.  As a VBDSS graduate, Representative Edgecomb was delighted to have the opportunity to honor the girls.  Courtney Parent was further presented with a second legislative sentiment in recognition of her receiving the 2015 Maine Principal’s Award.  Pictured from left to right are Courtney Parent, Rep. Edgecomb, and Isabel Parent.                contributed photo


Dave Perry drove the Anah Indy’s Official Pace Car in the Maine Potato Blossom Festival parade this year.  To see a short video of this year’s parade highlights, click here. photo/David Deschesne



FFHS Class of 1965 held their 50th class reunion at Aroostook Valley Country Club on July 18, 2015.  Pictured are:  Front Row (from left)  Michael Hayes, Thomas Milliard, Garnet Rochford, Gail (Wortman) Rowe, Lois (Dorsey) Dickson, Larry Dewley, Nancy (Devine) Whitworth, John Griffeth, Joseph Findlen.  2nd Row:  Betty (Kent) Conant, Susan (Perrier) Lawrence, Sharon (Philbrick) Nadeau, Leola (Boudreau) Ouellette, Brenda (Lynch) Howard, Lynn (Everett) Nightingale, Carol (Dionne) Barnes, Beverly (Cyr) McBurnie.  3rd Row:  Diana (Blanchard) Lane, Linda (Boyd) Jones, Rebecca (Rochford) Drost, Janet (Theriault) Gagnon, Catherine (Griffeth) Kilcollins, Ruth (Deane) Deprey, Sandra (Flint) Brocaar, Cynthia Peters, Elaine (Goodwin) Tedeschi, Mary Ellen McKenney, Rebecca (McCrea) Griffeth, Herbert Hand.  4th Row:  Richard Russell, Edward Gagnon, Lawrence Plant, Robert Osterblom, Thomas Kilcollins, Gerald Bubar, Thomas Houghton III, Gordon Sprague, Richard Campbell.                                      photo/Richard K. Nichols



Upcoming Events


August 29, 2015 – Carl Roberts Dream Ride Pig roast at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School at 5 PM; $10.00 adults; $2.50 12 and under.  Silent and live auction.


August 30, 2015 - Carl Roberts Dream Ride.18th annual ride/walk at the Rocking "S" Ranch, Grimes Road, Fort Fairfield…followed by a pot luck lunch. Registration from 8:30 - 9:30 for all participants; riders begin promptly at 10:30, walkers start promptly at 11:00.


September 4-6, 2015 – Land Speed Races at Loring AFB runway.  Visit for more info


September 6, 2015 - BBQ Chicken Dinner, Knights of Columbus Hall, Main St., Fort Fairfield Sunday, September 6th  from 11:30 am until “sold out.”  Menu will consist of ½ BBQ Chicken, French Fries, Cole Slaw and roll 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 Northern Maine Council #1753’s sponsored seminarian with  college expenses on his journey to becoming a priest.


September 8, 2015 – Public Hearing on proposed Fort Fairfield Commercial Wind Power Ordinance at Fort Fairfield Community Center.



Maine News

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

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

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 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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