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.


Members of the Fort Fairfield High School Chapter of the National Honor Society, along with parent volunteers, produced the annual Fall Fun Fest for the kids in Fort Fairfield on October 27. A small parade of costumed kids proceeded from the community Gazebo at Fields Lane to the Community Center where fun, games, and candy were enjoyed by all.     

photo/David Deschesne


Local News

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

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

Some fake $20 bills were recently circulated in central Aroostook county. They are marked with the word, "Replica".  photo/David Deschesne


Upcoming Events



Bingo at FF Knights of Columbus Every Saturday Night 6pm


October 19-20 & 26-27 - Presque Isle Community Players at Weiden Auditorium, UMPI 7pm. $10 admission.


V2018 inductees to FFHS chapter of the National Honor Society, seated above. New members, front row, (from left): Riley Clough, Olivia Langner, Annika Reynolds, Caijsa Benson, Hunter Perkins, Makaila Beck, Brenna Levasseur, Bailee Mallett.       photo/David Deschesne


Maine News


May 9, 2018 - Maine House Democrats Vote to Continue to Allow Female Genital Mutilation of Minors

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

National News

September 26, 2018 - Threats of Violence, Intolerable Bullying the New Language of the Progressive Democrats


March 28, 2018 - Armed Gunman Stops School Shooter in Maryland High School Shooting


March 14, 2018 - Senator Collins Moves to Ban Gun Sales to Law-Abiding Americans


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




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.


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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

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

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

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




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