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FFHS NHS Presents Fall Fun Fest 2017


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Roberta and Elmer Watson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family at the Fort Fairfield Lions’ clubhouse on Forest Ave.                                 photo/David Deschesne


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




December 20, 2017

The Fort Fairfield Town Council will be voting on the proposed merger between Tri-Community Landfill and Presque Isle Landfill at their December 20, 2017 town council meeting, which starts at 6:00 p.m.  Apparently, in order to rush the vote through outside of public view they did not schedule a separate Public Hearing to give the taxpayers in Fort Fairfield the opportunity to voice their concerns.  The only chance interested parties will have to voice their concerns will be during a Public Hearing during at this town council meeting.

   Presque Isle Landfill currently suffers under a huge debt load and nearly double the rate structure at their Landfill compared to those communities that currently own Tri-Community Landfill (Caribou, Fort Fairfield & Limestone).  Presque Isle Landfill also pushed the “Pay As You Throw” scam on their customers.  If this merger takes place, Presque Isle will become part owner of Tri-Community Landfill and have two board members seated on the new board.  As populations in Caribou, Limestone and Fort Fairfield continue to decline, Presque Isle could ultimately become positioned to be the dominant member of the new Tri-Community Landfill board.


This will be your only opportunity to voice your concerns


If you cannot attend the meeting, let your town councilors know your thoughts on this merger.

The Fort Fairfield Town Council Members are:

John Herold   Mitch Butler   Jason Barnes   Scott Smith   Melissa Libby



Local News

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

September 13, 2017 - Perham Inhabitants Seek Help to Refurbish One-Room Schoolhouse

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

The Fort Fairfield High School Class of 2018 recently hosted a Hunter’s Breakfast fund raiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Picture here are (from left): Nick Krause, Alex Sprague, Jared Harvey, Isaac Cyr, Marissa Brouette, Chris Gill, Emma Campbell, Dylan Jandreau, Nathan Walker, Kayla Tisdale, Leigha Langley, and Kaley Norsworthy.      photo/David Deschesne



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.


December 17, 2017 – 26th annual Arthur and Alberta Cyr Memorial Christmas Dinner for Senior Citizens and the Homebound.  Fort Fairfield Knights of Columbus.  Home deliveries will begin at 11:30 a.m., meal will be served at noon.  Please call 472-3800 to sign up.


Members of the Presque Isle High School (PIHS) Class of 2020 and the Wintergreen Arts Center hosted a Children’s Christmas Craft Day on November 25, Small Business Saturday, during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. PIHS Class of 2020 students, Paige McHatten (left), secretary, Clara Kohlbacher (center), president, and Taylor Hedrich, vice president, prepare for the Children’s Christmas Craft Day at Wintergreen's Small Business Saturday.  contributed photo


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

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.


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Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachel Hamlin









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



Recent Stories

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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