New WFFJ-TV Videos


Tri-Community/Presque Isle Merger Public Hearing Overview (9 minutes)


FF Lions Club Celebrates 80th Anniversary


FFHS NHS Presents Fall Fun Fest 2017


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Landfill Merger Public Hearing

Presque Isle Manuevers Into Dominant Position Over TCL


UPDATE: On January 3, the Fort Fairfield town council voted 3-2 to allow Presque Isle to merge with Tri-Community Landfill. Fort Fairfield was the final owner-community to vote for approval of the merger. Given the 75% "super majority" vote the new interlocal agreement will require for all major financial votes, Presque Isle is now in a position to leverage its two votes on the board to stall passage of any or all Tri-Community business items until the remaining board members agree to play the game by Presque Isle's rules. News video and commentary on the Jan. 3 event to be posted soon.    photo/David Deschesne


Fort Fairfield Town Council December, 2017 meeting audio now posted. Click here for index to listen.


Local News

December 20, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Lions Celebrate Club's 80th Year Anniversary

December 6, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and Quality of Place Council Team Up

November 22, 2017 - Presque Isle Landfill to Close Under Proposed Merger Agreement

November 22, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Redefining Itself After Town Withdraws Staff Support

November 8, 2017 - Fort's FARM Park Pavilion No Longer Safe for Occupancy

October 25, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Hears Opposition to Proposed Landfill Merger with Presque Isle

Bob's Service Center on Main Street, Fort Fairfield burned to the ground on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2017. Fire departments from Presque Isle, Caribou, Easton and Limestone assisted Fort Fairfield Fire Department. Thirty firefighters were on the scene. Nobody was hurt and no other buildings were involved. Owner, Bob Kilcollins will be opening a temporary shop on Brown Street, Fort Fairfield and plans to rebuild at the Main Street location this Spring. The building was insured.   photo/Robert Novak



Upcoming Events



Knights of Columbus (Fort Fairfield) Bingo every Saturday Night

Paul's Karaoke at FF VFW every Friday Night

BINGO at FF Knights of Columbus every Saturday Night.


January 9, 2018 – Aroostook Amateur Radio Association moved their club meeting to January 9 at 6pm at the Presque Isle Public Library.  David Deschesne, KB1EBG will be giving a presentation on the new Ham formats of text messaging and calling features of Digital Mobile Radio.




Members of the FFHS Lady Tigers basketball team recently volunteered their time to help serve at the Arthur & Alberta Cyr Memorial Christmas Dinner for Fort Fairfield Senior Citizens at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  photos/David Deschesne



Maine News


November 22 2017 - Medicaid Expansion to Cost Maine $500 Million

November 8, 2017 - Public Outcry for Increased Cell Phone Service in Maine

October 11, 2017 - Projected Nursing Shortage Highlights Growing Demands for Service in Maine

September 27, 2017 - Sanitary Conditions at Togus VA Hospital Called Into Question

August 16, 2017 - Governor LePage Criticizes Sens. King & Collins on Mitchell Recruitment

May 10, 2017 - Maine Adopts Mark of the Beast "Real ID" Scheme

April 12, 2017 - Governor LePage Supports "Mark of the Beast" Style ID System

March 15, 2017 - Congressman Poliquin Pushing to Have Maine Adopt "Mark of the Beast"-Style Track and Trace Control Grid

National News

December 20, 2017 - Manufacturing Process Renders Egg-Based Flu Vaccines Ineffective


December 6, 2017 - Paper or Plastic: How Computer Technology is Negatively Impacting the Learning Environment


November 22, 2017 - President Trump Talks Tough on Trade with Chinese Leader


October 11, 2017 - Senator Collins Caves In to Special Interest Groups by Upholding Obamacare


August 30, 2017 - Some U.S. Colleges and Universities Setting Their Students Up to Fail


March 29, 2017 - Federal Income Tax Jurisdiction Explained


March 15, 2017 - Hacked "Smart TVs" Used to Spy on Unwitting Viewers


February 15, 2017 - Democrat Rent-A-Mobs Demand Muslim Terrorists Be Admitted Into U.S. Without Being Checked


February 1, 2017 – Trump Makes Good on Campaign Promises


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 2017 Jr., Teen & Miss Fort Fairfield pageant photos









Click here for photos of the 2017 Little Miss/Pre-Teen Miss Fort Fairfield Pageant











Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachel Hamlin









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



Recent Stories

October 11, 2017 - Amateur Radio Club Discusses Software Defined Radio

September 27, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Property Taxes to Increase 1.2 Mils

August 30, 2017 - Caribou SDA Holds Annual Camp Meeting in Mapleton

August 16, 2017 - New Housing Authority Apartments Will Serve Moderate Income Fort Fairfield Families

August 2, 2017 - Town Council Bans Retail Marijuana Establishments in Fort Fairfield

July 19, 2017 - Presque Isle Landfill Seeks to Absorb/Restructure Tri-Community Landfill

July 5, 2017 - Michael Kelley Retires After 45 Years in Banking

July 5, 2017 - Final Two Bodies Recovered From Square Lake

June 21, 2017 - Children's Playhouse Newest Addition to Memorial Garden

June 7, 2017 - Voters Approve 2017-18 School Budget

May 24, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Schools Seek an Additional $200,000 From Local Taxpayers

May 10, 2017 - At 80, Dan Ladner Conducts Caribou Choral Society for Half of His Life

May 24, 2017 - "Elvis" Visits Presque Isle!

April 26, 2017 - Fort Schools Struggling With Performance Based Education Grading System

April 12, 2017 - Local Nine Year-Old Participates in National Golf Competition

March 15, 2017 - Backstage at the MacMaster-Leahy Concert

March 1, 2017 - Community Bandstand to be Rebuilt as it Was: But Should it Be?

March 1, 2017 - GSA vs. FFHS Game Reunites Former Band Director With Fort Fairfield Acquaintances

February 1, 2017 - Chappy Clark Recognized for 1,000 Point Milestone

January 18, 2017 - Cooking Matters at the Store Tour Held at Hillside IGA

January 5, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Community Bandstand Collapses

January 4, 2017 - Fort Fairfield Adopts Free Municipal Land Program to Attract New Businesses

December 21, 2016 - Nobody Injured in Fort School Bus Mishap

December, 21, 2016 - "Hellivision" Documentary Video features WAGM-TV8 in cameo appearance

November 23, 2016 - Maine's Minimum Wage Increase to Cause Rising Prices and Unemployment

November 9, 2016 - Yoder Repairing Clock with Ties to Lincoln War General

October 26, 2016 - Construction Begins on Fiber Optic Internet Line in Fort Fairfield

October 26, 2016 - Over Three Fourths of Fort Fairfield Students Do Not Participate in Harvest

October 26, 2016 - Pattee Brook Pedestrian Bridge to be Replaced

October 26, 2016 - ReEnergy Celebrates National Biomass Energy Day

October 12, 2016 - Fort Fairfield Awarded StormReady Community Designation, Again

September 28, 2016 - Fort Fairfield's Farmer's Market Celebrating First Season

September 28, 2016 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Discusses Referendum Question #2 with a "Yes on 2" Advocate

September 28, 2016 - Fort's 2016-17 Mil Rate Holds

September 14, 2016 - New Jersey Pastor Sends Words of Support to Governor LePage



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The audio recordings of most current Fort Fairfield Town Council Meetings are archived at the "MP3 Audio Files" in the left sidebar on this page.



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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