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After a three year COVID/media-induced hiatus, the Maine Potato Queen pageant returned.  The 2022 queens pictured above are:  Delaney McKeen, Maine Potato Queen (center); Maddilyn Putnam, Jr. Miss Maine Potato Queen (left) ; and Catherine McCrum, Little Miss Maine Potato Queen (right). photo/David Deschesne


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75th Maine Potato Blossom Festival Concludes With Giant Parade and Three New Maine Potato Queens

By: David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 27, 2022


It was certainly a busy week for Maine Potato Blossom Festival Director, Cheryl Boulier and her husband Keith as they scurried around town from one event to another making sure everything was set up and running smoothly.

And smoothly things did run. There was good weather for all of the major events and the musical entertainment situated around town.

The Festival kicked off with the annual town-wide yard sale and the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce’s annual BBQ cookoff where contestants set up a day before judging to slow-cook their entries for judging the following day.

“I've heard nothing but rave reviews from everybody around town,” said Fort Fairfield town councilman, Mitch Butler. “I'd like to thank the police department and fire department for the [mini-]muster they had, the kids really, really enjoyed it. The Rec department did an excellent job. Cheryl did a good job planning it and it was a good time by all.”

The crowning event of the Festival is the Maine Potato Queen Scholarship pageant. Three new queens were crowned this year after a three year break caused by the irrational corporate media hysteria surrounding COVID-19.

Miss Mars Hill, Delaney McKeen was crowned the 2022 Maine Potato Queen on Saturday evening, July 16. She is the daughter of Wade and Jennifer McKeen. Delaney also was the winner of the essay contest—a new addition to the pageant this year, where the contestants had to write an essay centered around agriculture in the area. Miss Fort Fairfield, Skye Strid won Miss Congeniality out of the field of three contestants.

Jr. Miss Presque Isle, Maddilyn Putnam was crowned 2022 Jr. Miss Maine Potato Queen on Wednesday, July 13. Maddilyn is the daughter of Cole and Kristina Putnam. Jr. Miss Mars Hill, Charlie Pierce was the essay winner and Miss Congeniality was a tie with Charlie and Carrlyn Buck, Jr. Miss Mapleton.

Little Miss Mars Hill, Catherine McCrum was crowned 2022 Little Miss Maine Potato Queen on Monday, July 11. Catherine is the daughter of Darrell and Erica McCrum. Catherine was also the winner of the essay contest. Little Miss Mapleton, Aiva Elliott won Miss Congeniality.

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The folks at River’s Edge Variety sponsored and hosted the annual Mashed Potato Wrestling Contest, as well as several nights of music and a beer garden that livened up that end of town during the Festival.

The gigantic festival parade—one of the largest in the state—had around 100 entries and lasted a little over an hour. Local queens, the Shriners and former Governor, Paul Lepage and his wife were highlights of the parade. Maine’s Democrat governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills also decided to join the parade this year, after sitting out last year’s parade.

New this year was a “mini-muster” for the kids. It was modeled after the regular firefighter muster but with age-appropriate events.



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High Energy Prices are the Result of the WEF’s “Build Back Better” Slave Grid” Not Putin, or Russia


By: David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 18, 2022

With heating oil prices now at a record high $6.00 per gallon going into the low-demand summer season, diesel fuel at $6.25 and gasoline on its way to $4.50 - all record-setting price points - some have claimed Joe Biden doesn’t have a handle on the issues that impact Americans most. The more likely scenario is that this is the actual plan of Biden and his globalist puppet-master controllers as they leverage the Russians entering into the 8 year-long Ukrainian civil war on the side of the provinces in Eastern Ukraine as a scapegoat to shift attention away from their “Build Back Better” austerity program which is designed to drastically reduce fuel consumption, food supplies and supply chain infrastructure for the masses while retaining those same luxuries for the unelected globalists who have arbitrarily appointed themselves the leaders of the planet.

While Western media portrays Russia as the aggressor, they ignore the fact that a U.S. led coup in the Ukrainian government in 2014, directed by Obama’s State Department and CIA, led to a hot civil war between the globalist-friendly Western portion of Ukraine against its own citizens in Eastern Ukraine who happen to be more aligned with their neighbors in Russia. For the past 8 years, the U.S.-led and financed Ukrainian government has been bombing, shelling and launching rocket attacks against its own citizens in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine utilizing the pro-NAZI Azov Battalion as the primary aggressor force. When Joe Biden escalated the mantra of allowing that mess into NATO, which would have been a direct threat to Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally entered that civil war to liberate the newly recognized republics of Donetsk and Luhansk and to secure a buffer area that would not be under NATO control. The globalists then seized this opportunity to impose sanctions on Russia, which are having little effect, in order to provide a cover story for the implementation of their “Build Back Better” program of wholesale deindustrialization of the West and returning the citizenry therein to a lifestyle reminiscent of serfs in medieval times deprived of food, fuel, medicine and basic necessities whilst the globalists set themselves up as the new kings and feudal overlords.


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Maine CDC Losing the Trust of Objective-Thinking Mainers


By: David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 18, 2022

Prior to the media-escalated COVID-19 hysteria, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various state CDCs conducted basic disease research in the background of society with little to no political influence or motivation.

That all changed, however, in the pandemic year as the media cooperated with the CDC to amplify select data in order to make the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus appear to be much worse than it actually is.  While the CDC admits to a survival rate of greater than 99.8% for most healthy people, their narrative and focus was only on the most extreme cases of death and despair, thus altering the perception of the disease within the general public—a public who is now shaking the media induced hypnotic sleep from their eyes and beginning to realize they’ve been duped wholesale.

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Radical Transgender Group Writing Sexual Curriculum For Maine Schools, Targeting Children in Kindergarten


Confusing Young Boys and Girls about Their Gender is Now More Important Than Teaching them to Read, Write and do Simple Math


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 27, 2022

AUGUSTA, Maine – Radical, leftist, transgender group, OUT Maine has produce sexually-charged curriculum promoting transgenderism (boys thinking they are girls and girls thinking they are boys) to children as young as five years of age within Maine schools.

The group has designed the curriculum specifically to normalize the abnormal behavior in children and to reinforce it whenever it presents itself.  In documents from OUT Maine obtained by Fort Fairfield Journal, it is noted that their slogan is “lifting up Maine's Queer Youth”  But upon closer review, it's more than just lifting up the queer youth or teaching children to be more tolerant of sexually deviant behavior and confusion over one's gender, it's actually designed to promote and encourage those behaviors throughout the school population  in K-12 throughout Maine.

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Dorsey Sarcastically Congratulates Town Council, Manager for Passing a Budget That Suffers With a $1.2 Million Deficit 


Fort Fairfield Journal, July 27, 2022

Retired banker and lifelong Fort Fairfield inhabitant, David Dorsey rose to speak about the recent passage of the town's budget during the public comment period of the Fort Fairfield Town Council's July 20, 2022 meeting. 

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Young Golfer Wins 38th Cary Classic

Tournament Draws 90 Golfers to Annual Event

CARIBOU, Maine: July 22, 2022 - In a remarkable performance, 14 year old Michael Bruce shot a 72, parring the Caribou Country Club Golf Course, and took the Cary Classic Tournament Championship on Saturday July 9th. Playing in considerable windy conditions Bruce bested some 90 golfers in the annual event to benefit the Jefferson Cary Foundation. Jane Hunter took the Ladies Division 1 title with a score of 91. The tournament featured golfers from across the County, Millinocket, North Carolina and Utah. Tami Kilcollins, Executive Director of the Jefferson Cary Foundation said the tournament continues a tradition of great golf for a good cause.

“We were so excited to see Michael Bruce take home the championship this year”, said Kilcollins who coordinates the annual tournament. “He is an amazing young man and it is our hope that by being so successful he may bring other young people into the tournament.”

The Cary Classic, a one day, 18-hole event features a play your own ball format. A number of former tournament champions participated in this year’s event. Over the years the tournament has featured exciting finishes including a number of playoffs. Kris Doody, RN and CEO of Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services said that she was so impressed with the play of Michael Bruce and that it made this year’s event very special.

Pictured left to right are: Craig Staples representing Katahdin Trust Company, tournament major sponsor and a member of the Jefferson Cary Foundation Board of Directors, Pam Scheppele, President of the Jefferson Cary Foundation Board of Directors; Michael Bruce, Overall Tournament Champion with a score of 72 (parred the course); Jane Hunter, Ladies Tournament Champion with a score of 91; Kris Doody, RN, CEO of Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services; Jennifer Quinlan, member Jefferson Cary Foundation Board of Directors, and Tami Kilcollins, Executive Director of the Jefferson Cary Foundation. contributed photo




Yes, COVID BA.5 Variant is More Infectious, But its Outcomes are Not as Severe as Original Strain


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 27, 2022

The hype and hysteria are beginning to ramp up over the dreaded BA.5 variant of the COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.  However, what's being lost in the sensationalist reporting is the variant, and others close to it, is not more deadly and dangerous than the original Wuhan strain from 2020. Furthermore, it's quite likely that the mass vaccination campaign done with a slate of experimental gene therapy drugs may have caused the mutations in the original virus to occur faster than they would have naturally in the first place. Rapid mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was expected and predicted, as vaccinating against any highly mutable virus, such as the coronavirus, pressures a virus to adapt much more quickly than it ordinarily would if left alone.

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Two Teenage Boys Die Suddenly After Second Dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 “vaccine”

Official State Autopsies Conclude Both Deaths Caused by the Experimental COVID-19 “vaccine”

By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal July 27, 2022

The American College of Pathologists recently published a report on the autopsies of two teenage boys who both died suddenly after receiving the second dose of Pfizer’s experimental COVID-19 “vaccine.” The findings concluded both deaths were a result of the toxic effects of the “vaccine.”1

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Researchers Find Microplastic Particles in Lungs; Face Masks Might be Source


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 4, 2022

In 2021, researchers in the United Kingdom looked at lung tissue obtained from lung samples and found microplastics in all regions of the lungs, including the deeper section. According to the study, this is the first time microplastics have been found in human lung tissue samples using μFTIR spectroscopy. The abundance of microplastics within samples, significantly above that of blanks, supports human inhalation as a route of environmental exposure. Microplastics with dimensions as small as 4 μm but also, surprisingly,  greater than 2mm were identified within all lung region samples, with the majority being fibrous and fragmented.  While the cloth/disposable surgical face masks people wore continuously for 8 hours a day or longer throughout the COVID plannedemic do contain microplastics, the researchers hesitated to indicate an actual source for the contamination of the lungs with microplastics.


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WHO Now Looking Into Hearing Problems Resulting from COVID-19 “vaccines”


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 5, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) is now investigating hearing loss and ringing in the ears as potential side effects of the experimental COVID-19 "vaccines" which were rolled out to the public in record speeds with no reliable testing for long term safety issues late in 2020.

The WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter1 recently published data looking at expected numbers compared to actual reports from people who experienced hearing-related symptoms after receiving a COVID-19 shot. Researchers compared hundreds of stories from people in 10 countries who received either the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine.


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Israeli Study Shows 25% Increase in Severe Cardiovascular Events in Under-40 Age Group During COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ Rollout


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 18, 2022

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Israel National Emergency Medical Services and the University of the Negev in Israel have found a 25% increase in severe cardiovascular events in the 16-39 age group in Israel during the COVID-19 “vaccine” rollout there.

Severe cardiovascular events were noted by analyzing calls to the emergency department in Israel with patients presenting with Cardiac Arrest (CA), Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Coronary Artery Thrombosis (i.e., blood clotting in the arteries).  The study analyzed calls to the emergency department for three different time periods: 1.)  The 2019 year prior to COVID-19, in order to establish a baseline; 2.) The 2020 COVID year prior to vaccines; and 3.) the first six months of 2021 as the purported COVID “vaccines” were introduced to the public en masse with little to no adequate safety testing due to the extremely contracted time period dictated by President Trump’s “warp speed” vaccine development initiative.

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NMCC Names Goins Dean of Development and Public Affairs


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Northern Maine Community College recently named Griffin Goins as the new Dean of Development and Public Affairs. For the past four years Goins has served as the Director of Marketing and Communications and Associate Director of Development and College Relations, respectively. In his new capacity, Goins will provide leadership and management of several components including marketing, communications, the NMCC Foundation, and the Alumni & Friends Organization.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Griffin Goins as the new Dean of Development at NMCC,” said NMCC President Timothy Crowley. “Griffin has demonstrated a strong commitment to the College and the community over the past years. In addition to his recent work history, Mr. Goins brings marketing and management experience with digital strategy and content development that will serve the community and the College well for many years.”

Goins holds an MBA from Husson University and is currently in a doctoral program studying higher education at the University of Maine, Orono. Goins’ research focuses on workforce development and expanding access to education in economically-challenged rural communities.

“Both NMCC and The NMCC Foundation have a legacy of realizing the College’s vision of ‘Transforming lives through education,’” said Goins. “I’m honored by the opportunity to continue this great work and apply my unique skills and background to support the College.”

Prior to his work in higher education, Goins worked in marketing, media, and communications in Oregon and California, serving as a marketing manager at Paramount Pictures for the four years immediately prior to his move to Aroostook. His bachelor’s degree is in magazine journalism from the University of Oregon.

“Mainers are re-discovering the essential value of both hands-on trades and professional credentials. NMCC is positioned as the most affordable, supportive, and tech-forward institution providing a gateway to that better future,” Goins said. “I’m grateful to serve what I consider to be a two-year college second-to-none.”

Goins serves as a committee member for the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest, is a member of the #HigherEdSocial marketing community, and the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations, which brings together communications professionals focused on two-year colleges.











FFHS Athletic Hall of Fame

The latest inductees to the Fort Fairfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame were recognized at a dinner during the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.  Pictured above are (from left): John McCrea, Sherry Finnemore, Patty Morneault, Maranda (Butler) Bubar, and Caleb Daigle. 

photo/Richard Nichols




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Fraud Confirmed Surrounding Vote "Mules" Stuffing Ballots in Unmanned Ballot Drop Boxes During 2020 Presidential Election Debacle


Stuffing unmanned ballot drop boxes with boxes of fake votes suggests Biden may not really have been the most popular President in U.S. History


On April 30, Brietbart News broke a story that illustrated dirty voter rolls, the mass use of mail-in ballots, and privately-funded drop boxes “combined together to create an easy pass lane for fraud,” as “mules” or "ballot traffickers" trafficked thousands of ballots, likely altering the outcome of the 2020 election.  The story was based on an exclusive interview with True the Vote president and founder Catherine Engelbrecht.


Engelbrecht, who leads the election integrity organization True the Vote, co-produced a film by Dinesh D’Souza, 2,000 Mules, which blows the lid off of the “organized crime” that took place leading up to the 2020 election. The film used cell phone geo-tracking data and surveillance camera footage obtained by True the Vote, as Engelbrecht noted that they had so many calls “that had a similar characteristic of concern around what was happening with mail ballots and drop boxes.” Because of that, they focused on that issue.


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Toxic, Potentially Fatal Chemical Added

to Some COVID-19 Home Test Kits


Test Kits are not Approved by FDA for Safety or Accuracy


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, December 29, 2021

Some home COVID-19 do-it-yourself test kits are being sold with the lethal chemical Sodium Azide as part of the reagent process.

It was recently revealed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that Abbott, one of the manufacturers of these kits, adds the lethal chemical to their test kits.1

The test kit results are being illegitimately required by the U.S. CDC for international air travel for people two years old and up coming into the U.S., even though the CDC has no authority to issue or enforce such orders because they are neither a legislative nor law enforcement agency.

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Democrat Congressman, Jared Golden Votes Against Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” Bill; Yet, Still Supports it



By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, January 26, 2022

Maine’s Democrat Congressman, Jared Golden was the only House Democrat to vote against Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” communist-inspired boondoggle.  The reason he voted against his party is not because he’s in opposition to the economy-crushing and society-imprisoning bill, but rather, because he doesn’t think it raises enough taxes on society and provide enough free money to pay people to stay home from work. 

Rep. Golden said he would support the bill if it had even higher taxes on the wealthy and greater amounts of free social welfare money for the masses.

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Dobbins Named Rep. Candidate for Aroostook County Commissioner

Fort Fairfield Journal, July 27, 2022

At a special meeting of The Aroostook County Republican Committee in Houlton on Monday, Bill Dobbins of Houlton was unanimously elected to be the party’s candidate for Aroostook County Commissioner for the First District which covers towns from Orient to Fort Fairfield. He replaces Kristi Swallow of Houlton who resigned as a candidate.

A lifelong inhabitant in Aroostook County, Dobbins graduated from Houlton High School in 1971 and received his B. A. Degree from the University of Maine Presque Isle in 1975.

He subsequently received his M. A. Degree in Education and his C.A.S. Certificate of Advance Studies in Superintendency, both from the University of Maine in Orono. His professional career in education has included serving as a Teacher and Assistant Superintendent for S.A.D. #70 from 1975 to 1993, Hodgdon; S.A.D. #14 Danforth; Superintendent from 1994-2010, Caswell from 1993 to date (part time) and Limestone since 2019 (part time).

Dobbins said “I have served as a Selectman for the Town of Hodgdon and have had firsthand experience working with the County Commissioners. I believe my broad experience with the public as an administrator will enhance my contribution to all of Aroostook County as a Commissioner, I know Aroostook County. I am committed to serve the citizens of District 1 the next six years in a fair and balanced way. I will always be accessible to address their needs as their Commissioner.”




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Past Stories

May 18, 2022 - Kennebunk Public School Students Choke on Woke

May 4, 2022 - Fort Fairfield Faces a $2.2 Million Shortfall With 22/23 Budget

January 26, 2022 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Considers Proposed Town Budget Committee Formation

November 17, 2021 - Private Membership Associations are the Solution to Dangerous Government Mandates

November 17, 2021 - Reflecter Telescope "Goliath" Finally in Place at New Science Center Observatory

November 17, 2021 - Local Amish Community Hosts Burn & Wound Seminar

September 22, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Solar Project Receives NB Power Approval

August 25, 2021 - Presque Isle Health Care Workers Express Their Concern Over Governor’s Mandate to Force Them Into COVID Gene Therapy Medical Experiment

August 25, 2021 - Governor Mills Mandates Health Care Workers Must Participate in COVID 'vaccine' Medical Experiments

June 30, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Passes Budget for 21/22

June 2, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Town Council Discusses Budget at May Meeting; Budget Deficit Reduced to $472,126

May 5, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Reveals Budget for FY 21-22

April 21, 2021 - Town Council Chair Squelches Taxpayer Outcry on Reval

April 21, 2021 - Lawyer Seeks Maine's PCR Test Cycle Threshold Data in Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. Mills & Dr. Shah

April 7, 2021 - Freedom Rally Held in Augusta

March 24, 2021 - Taxes and Reval Still Hot Topi at Fort Fairfield Town Council Meeting

March 24, 2021 - Pro Freedom Group Holds Covert St. Patrick's Day Party In Augusta

March 10, 2021 - Citizens Tax Group Calls for 25% Reduction of Taxes in Fort Fairfield

March 10, 2021 - Town Councilor Speaks Out About Fort Fairfield's New Property Taxes and Budget

February 24, 2021 - BioFuel Rocket Launched at Loring Runway

February 24, 2021 - Strong Turnout for Property Tax Discussion at Town Council Meeting

February 10, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Adopts 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Policy

February 10, 2021 - Fort Fairfield Property Owners Voice Concerns Over Town's Increased Property Taxes

January 27, 2021 - Not a "Happy New Year" for Taxpayers in Fort Fairfield

December 16, 2020 - Potato Blossom Festival Receives Grant Money: Plans for 2021 Festival in July

October 21, 2020 - Is Rep. John Martin Making This Money for Nothing?

September 23, 2020 - Fort Fairfield Property Value Increased, Property Taxes to "Decrease"...Sort of

July 15, 2020 - New Sawmill Open in Fort Fairfield

July 1, 2020 - Global Economic Collapse Began in Fall, 2019

June 17, 2020 - Ed & Elaine Brown Update - Letter to the Editor from Ed

June 3, 2020 - Forget COVID-19; Could the Coming Solar Minimum Have an Even Worse Effect on Life?

January 29, 2020 - Social Media Magnifies Errors in Recent Fort Fairfield Fires


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