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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



This is Not An Entrance.  The sign at what was the entrance of the former Community General Hospital says it all during the demolition of the building late last month. A short, six minute video of the demolition can be viewed at WFFJ TVphoto/David Deschesne



Local News

October 8, 2014 - A public hearing was held at the Fort Fairfield Community Center regarding the proposed Wind Power Moratorium Ordinance that the Fort Fairfield Town Council will be considering on October 15, 2014. An MP3 audio file of that hearing is available, click here for that file. audio recording/David Deschesne

October 15, 2014 - For an MP3 audio file of the October, 2014 Fort Fairfield town council meeting, click here. Audio recording by David Deschesne

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

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


Fort Fairfield High School Class of 1954 60th Reunion

Front Row:  Donna (Higgins) Nath, Anne (Gillespie) Santinelli, Roma Kent Wiles, Joyce (Donnelly) Banks, Ellen (Cassidy) Corrow, Judy (DeMerchant) Cohen, Betty (Bubar) Haraden, Lorna (Burke) Tseckares, Gail (Giggey) Boyd.  Standing:  Glenn Smith, Judy (Smith) Young, David Bernheisel, Kay (Findlen) Freeman, Bernard Webb, James Picard, Norman Stevenson, Lewis McDonald, Fred McGillan, Lynda (Summerson) Doherty, Philip Kimball, Pete Huntress, Robert Wyman, Margaret (Maguire) Johnson, Peter Gillespie, Philip DeMerchant, Roger Bernard.   photo by Duane


Widsom’s 2014 Gauvin Scholar Elizabeth Guimond stands in front of the Main Street cemetery in the center of St. Agatha, the project she’s picked to spend a majority of her time during Heidi’s Hope on October 18th.   contributed photo


Now sitting in its own basement, the former Community General Hospital will be buried by a layer of loam and turned into a green area.  The building was buried due to the asbestos in the mastic that held the bricks together.  A short, six-minute video of the demolition can be viewed at WFFJ TV photo/David Deschesne

Upcoming Events

October 23, 2014 - Book Signing by Belfast artist David Estey, formerly from Fort Fairfield, featuring his humorous, illustrated memoir called “Whoop and Driver ‘er”   The book signing will be held from 6:00pm – 8:00 PM in the Community Room. Light refreshments to be provided.


October 25, 2014 – The Fort Fairfield Public Library will host a “Fall for a Good Book” Book Sale from 12:00 noon – 3:00 PM. Every child who comes dressed in costume and accompanied by an adult, may choose one free book! All books purchased are 25 cents each and include books for all ages.


November 5, 2014 - The Fort Fairfield Public Library will host a beginner’s knitting class instructed by Cindy Beaulieu starting on Wednesday November 5th from 1-3:00 PM in the Library Community Room. The number of classes will be determined by number of registrants received. For more information or to sign-up for the class, please visit or call the library at 472-3880.


Maine News

October 2, 2014 - ReEnergy to Reopen Ashland Facility

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

October 1, 2014 - FBI Says No One Killed at Sandy Hook

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

Recent Stories

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

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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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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