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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.


Land Speed Races this Weekend, April 25-26 at the Loring AFB Runway

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April 3, 2015 - Little Miss & Pre-Teen Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant photos

Local News

April 15, 2015 - Fort Fairfield Town Council April, 2015 meeting. Audio file now posted. Click here to download. Past town Meetings can be accessed by clicking the MP3 Audio Files tab on the left of this page.

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

Jordan Sirois (inset, above right, [FFJ file photo]) recently sported some flashy fingernail rose-art.  She hand-painted miniature roses on her fingernails using just toothpicks.  Jordan says while it took some time, it wasn’t that bad.  This photographer caught up with her while she was on break from college, filling in as cashier at Harvest Market where she graciously posed for the hand photos.  photos/David Deschesne


The Junior Miss, Teen Miss and Miss Fort Fairfield pageant will be held on May 3rd at 2:30 pm in the gymnasium at Fort Fairfield High School.  Above:  Reigning queens and contestants are, (from left) Front:  Kaley Norsworthy; 2014 Junior Miss Fort Fairfield, Leigha Langley; 2014 Teen Miss Fort Fairfield, Sarah Watt; 2014 Miss Fort Fairfield, Kalena Pearce; Allysa Poitras.  Back row:  Marissa Greene, Cammi King, Gemimar Babin, Rachel Milliard, and Angelina Campos.  Also competing but absent from photo is Gracie Griffeth and Alexandria White.  The pageant is sponsored by Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery (C-A-N-C-E-R).                      photo/David Deschesne


The Presque Isle Community Players (PICP) celebrated their 25th season with a performance of You Can’t Take it With You.   The play was held at Wieden Auditorium, UMPI over the last two weekends.  Pictured here are: Kelly Day, Essie Carmichael & Dan Ladner, Martin Vanderhof    photo/David Deschesne



Upcoming Events

April 25-26, 2015 - Land Speed Races at Loring Click here for more info.


April 26, 2015 - Italian Dinner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield. 5pm-6:30pm. Enjoy Lasagnas (meat & vegetarian), baked Ziti casseroles and many other Italian favorites. Meal includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage! Donations are gratefully accepted at the door! All are welcome! Donations accepted.


April 27, 2015 - Special Town Meeting in Perham to raise money for town's legal fees.


May 3, 2015 - Jr. Miss, Teen Miss & Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant. 2:30 p.m. at FFMHS gym.


May 16, 2015 - Aroostook River Fun Run canoe and kayak race. Starts in Washburn, Thomas Park, at 10:00 a.m. Registration 8am-9:30am. BBQ lunch and award ceremony at Presque Isle Fish & Game Club.



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

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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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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