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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.


This group of dancers from the Maine Dance Academy performed during the half-time break at the Aroostook All-Stars Ladies basketball game in Caribou on Wednesday, March 6. photo/David Deschesne



Local News

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

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

Bella Vita Salon, now located at 473 Main Street Suite 3 Presque Isle, recently celebrated their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.  Pictured here are (from left): Sherry Sullivan,  President, Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce; LaNiece Sirois, Executive Director, CACC; Mikaela Faye, Jen Brawn, Matthew Nadeau, Salon Owner; Josh Williams, Casey Bouchard, Chamber Board member; Mary Kate Barbosa, Chamber Board member.            CACC photo




Upcoming Events



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


March 23-24, 2019 – Trade Fair at the Forum, Presque Isle


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




When Caribou queens are crowned, they commit to serving the community. As part of this commitment, they have chosen to donate blankets with words of encouragement to those undergoing cancer treatments at the Jefferson Cary Cancer Center. The service to the Jefferson Cary Cancer Center starts at the time of their pageants. For the past three years, the proceeds of the Miss Caribou and Little Miss Caribou pageants, sponsored by the Caribou Lister-Knowlton Auxiliary Post 9389, are donated to the center to go towards the purchase of equipment such as rocker recliners to meet the needs and comfort those undergoing cancer treatments.

   Pictured above are Caribou Queens and staff from The Jefferson Cary Cancer Center. Front row (from left): Lauren Lister, Pre Teen Miss Caribou and Vivian Bell, Little Miss Caribou. Back row: Kaitlyn Umphrey, RN, OCN, Kearstin Coty, Teen Miss Caribou, Makenzie Conroy, Miss Caribou, Naomi Cote, Junior Miss Caribou, Valerie Perry, RN, Jenn Plant, RN, OCN, JCCC & Specialty Clinics Manager.                      Cary photo



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.


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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

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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