Week in Review

Week in Review


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The Fort Fairfield Journal is not a Bangor Daily News publication. The Fort Fairfield Journal is the only independently-owned newspaper in Northern Maine and is the only local newspaper in Aroostook County that is still being printed in Northern Maine.


A small gaggle of geese recently took up residency at Wakulla Correctional Institution in Florida.  After the birds - which are protected by a treaty between the U.S. and Canada - suffered some disrespect from a few malevolent inmates there, the Warden took steps to isolate the birds away from a high traffic inmate area where they could nest in peace until they migrate North.   bird photos/FFJ file photos, prison sign photo/FDC


Local News


2019 Little Miss Fort Fairfield: Bailey McLaughlin

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March 13, 2019 - Perham Author Writes Novel on Survival and Faith During a Post-Economic Collapse

March 13, 2019 - FFPD Suffers With Inadequate Radio Communication

February 27, 2019 - Fort Fairfield Public Works Discussed at Town Council Meeting

February 27, 2019 - Industrial Hemp Opportunities Discussed in Caribou

January 30, 2019 - Potato Blossom Festival Director Stepping Down This Spring

January 2, 2019 - Fields Realty Raises $2,000+ in Raffle for Support of Science Center

December 5, 2018 - Charlene's Corner Featured on Late Night Television

October 24, 2018 - Jeff Ashby Opens New, General Practice Law Firm in Presque Isle

September 26, 2018 - Town Council Candidate Portrays Fort Fairfield Inhabitants as a Bunch of Pot Smoking Rednecks

September 26, 2018 - Fort Fairfield Property Tax Rate Reduced by 1 Mil

September 26, 2018 - Fort Fairfield Journal the Only Newspaper Printing Company Left in Northern Maine

Participants of all ages converged on the gym at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on March 16 to participate in the annual Planet Head Day cancer fundraiser.  Heads were shaved (or bald caps for the less daring) and heads were painted to match a planet of their choice.  Money raised at this event goes to the non-profit group, C-A-N-C-E-R which helps those who are fighting cancer with monetary donations and food and gifts to help lift their spirits during the trying times of cancer treatment.  photo/David Deschesne


Upcoming Events



Bingo at FF Knights of Columbus has been cancelled until Spring, 2019



April 5, 2019 – Little Miss Fort Fairfield pageant 7pm FFMHS gym


April 14, 2019 – Snowmobile Club Breakfast. Last one of the Season. Fort Fairfield Snowmobile Club, Strickland Road, Fort Fairfield. 7am-10am. $8.00 adults; $4.00 children under 12.



The Presque Isle Kiwanis Club took on the defunct Agri-Business Trade Fair this year and renamed it the “Swing Into Spring Showcase”.  This picture of their Swing into Spring Showcase was taken around 1:30 pm on Sunday afternoon—normally the busiest time of the day for past trade fairs at this venue.  The sun was shining and it was a mild 40 degrees F temperature outside but the crowds stayed home.   photo/David Deschesne



Maine News


February 27, 2019 - "Big Sister" Mills Releases Proposed $8 Billion State Budget

February 27, 2019 - Citizen's Group Queries Maine AG on Trump Lawsuit

February 13, 2019 - Maine Democrats Propose Law that Would Have U.S. President Elected Soley by the Major Democrat-Controlled Cities in the United States

January 30, 2019 - "Big Sister" Mills Rescinds Work Requirement for Medicaid Reipients

January 16, 2019 - Maine Democrats Seek to Expand Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Law

January 2, 2019 - "Big Sister" Mills Takes Over Maine Governor's Office

National News

February 27, 2019 - Congressional Democrats Introduce "Green New Deal" to Abolish All Fossil Fuels in Ten Years


February 13, 2019 - Support Continues to Grow for Trump's Southern Border Wall


January 16, 2019 - Republicans Push National Debt to $22 Trillion


January 2, 2019 - Pennsylvania School District Allowing Male & Female Students to Shower Together at School


January 2, 2019 - Trump Angers Conservatives with Illegal Bump Stock Ban




Legal Notice to Maine Congressional Delegation re: Illegal and Fraudulent Federal Income Tax.  The Federal Income Tax is being illegally enforced outside of federal jurisdiction. Click here to read the full legal notice.


Click here for 2018 Jr., Teen & Miss Fort Fairfield pageant photos




2018 Northern Maine Fair photos click here for index










Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachel Hamlin









Selected Editorials from Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.



Recent Stories

September 12, 2018 - Fake Money Circulating in Central Aroostook County

August 29, 2018 - Caribou Will Be Home to New Christian Education Center

August 1, 2018 - Chloe Wheeler Makes Maine Potato Blossom Festival History

June 20, 2018 - Novak Receives Maine Secretary of State's 8th Grade Citizenship Award

June 20, 2018 - Tigers Win Class D Northern Maine Baseball Championship

June 6, 2018 - Voters Approve MSAD #20 Budget

June 6, 2018 - Presque Isle Acquires Bouncy House-Style Band Backdrop

May 9, 2018 - Wayne Troicke Retires as Fort Fairfield Housing Authority Director

May 9, 2018 - Fort Fairfield Rec. Director, Tom Towle Retires After 37 Years

April 25, 2018 - Fort Fairfield Passes Fireworks Ordinance

March 28 & April 26, 2018 - Town to Foreclose on Kilcollins' Main Street Property: Kilcollins Holds off Foreclosure by Paying UDAG Principle

March 14, 2018 - In Opposition to the School Walk-Out

March 14, 2018 - Trade Fair Cancelled

March 14, 2018 - Perham Artist Featured at Wintergreen Arts Center

February 28, 2018 - Town Council Sends Demand Letter to Kilcollins for UDAG Loan

February 28, 2018 - Aroostook County Native and Long Time Public Servant to Seek the Office of County Sheriff

February 28, 2018 - Parent Organization Seeks to Abolish Common Core, Performance Based Grading and U.S. Dept. of Education

February 14, 2018 - Comments on FARM Park Land Transfer Received at Public Hearing

January 31, 2018 - Fort Water Rates to Increase 35 Percent

January 31, 2018 - Presque Isle Convinces Tri-Community to Give Up $400K Liability Cushion

January 31, 2018 - Fort Frontier ATV Club Seeks Expanded Trail Access in Town

January 3, 2018 - Presque Isle Granted De Facto Control of Tri-Community Landfill

January 3, 2018 - Bob Kilcollins Still in Business





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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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