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People in the town of Wayne, Maine just west of the State Capitol recently participated in Free Fishing Weekend while exercising their freedom of personal choice and responsibility by adopting "Old Normal" protocols so despised by authoritarian leftists in Maine these days. Click here for news video of this event. photos/David Deschesne


Fort Fairfield Town Council Adopts

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Policy



By:  David Deschesne

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine - The Fort Fairfield town council approved Resolution 21-02 at their January, 2021 council meeting in support of the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.  The resolution expresses the council's opposition to any laws, federal or state, that would limit the right to keep and bear arms and also establishes the town as a sanctuary for those who wish to exercise those rights.  The essence of a sanctuary is that the town will not enforce any unconstitutional executive orders by the president or firearms laws, from the state or federal level, that would either restrict, or confiscate firearms within the confines of the town of Fort Fairfield.

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Bio-Fueled Rocket is Successfully

Launched at Loring Runway


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Maine Among Several States That Received

Potentially Counterfeit N95 Respirators


But, Does it Really Matter if the General Public is Wearing Ineffective Surgical and Cloth Face Masks to Begin With?


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, February 24, 2021

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services has received notification of a national recall on certain N95 respirators with lot numbers that match those purchased by the State. The recall alert indicates that these items carry a significant risk of being counterfeit and should not be used. It is not known at this point whether these items meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) standards for N95 respirators.

   According to a press release from the MDAFS, these respirators require a fitting and are intended for personnel such as nurses or doctors and are not generally made available to the public.  Interestingly, while there is much hoopla about these respirators not meeting the NIOSH standards for safety, the general public in Maine is continuing to wear disposable surgical and cloth face masks, per government mandate, that are nowhere near meeting those safety standards, either. But, that seems to be completely okay with Maine's Democrat governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills, who issued a mandatory edict in December forcing everyone to wear those silly and useless face masks in public - face masks that have been shown to be completely ineffective at stopping the spread of the elusive COVID-19.

    Since November, the State has distributed approximately 161,000 N95 respirators now subject to recall to school nurses, health care facilities, and certain State workers within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Approximately 2 million additional N95 respirators, also subject to recall, remain at State warehouses where officials are holding them.

   While the state bureaucracy is concerned about healthcare workers not receiving adequate safety equipment, they are completely disinterested in the fact that the general public in Maine is wearing face masks that do not comply with those same safety standards and were never designed to stop respiratory viruses to begin with.





Sarah Beaulieu, from Fort Fairfield recently earned a spot on the World Jr. Woman's Biathlon team.  She will be competing in the IBU World Championships in Austria, February 27 - March 6, 2021.    FFJ file photo



FFJ Now Available for Sale in Newsstands in

Androscoggin and Kennebec Counties


   The hard copy print edition of Fort Fairfield Journal is now available for sale in two southern Maine stores.

   Interested readers in the Augusta area may purchase a copy of the Fort Fairfield Journal at Cobbies Corner Store in Wayne and Twin Bridge Market in Leeds.

  With over 130 paid subscribers throughout Maine, the Fort Fairfield Journal is the only independently owned local newspaper in Northern Maine still in print.  All other local newspapers in the area have been absorbed by the owners of the Bangor Daily News.

   For information on how to distribute the Fort Fairfield Journal to stores in your area, contact the Fort Fairfield Journal via Email:  editor@fortfairfieldjournal.com


Catholic, Pro-Life News

Organization Banned from YouTube


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, February 24, 2021

   The Catholic News Agency (CNA) recently reported that YouTube has banned the pro-life group LifeSiteNews for alleged misinformation about COVID-19, prompting concerns about censorship and free debate.

   According to the CNA article, “One ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center did not agree with LifeSiteNews’ presentation of the science and ethics involved in the COVID-19 vaccines, but he defended the organization’s presence on YouTube, which receives over 2 billion logged-in users each month.”

   “The National Catholic Bioethics Center condemns the arbitrary decision of YouTube to censor content simply because they find it disagreeable or in opposition to their own political views,” Edward Furton, an ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center, told CNA Feb. 11.

   “YouTube is not staffed by scientists, but by engineers and technicians who understand little to nothing about scientific matters. Far worse, they favor a liberal ideology that supports abortion not only here at home but throughout the world. They believe that there is a universal right to kill the unborn. Such a view revokes their claim to moral superiority over others.”

   LifeSiteNews is currently migrating its videos over to censorship-free video platform, rumble.com





AMHC Announces Promotion of

Brittany Ballard to Senior Leadership


Presque Isle, Maine - Ellen Bemis, CEO, Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc. (AMHC), has announced the promotion of Brittany Ballard to Director of Human Resources. Brittany’s new role includes joining AMHC’s Senior Leadership Team. “We are very pleased to have Brittany accept this promotion,” said Bemis. “As we continue to expand programming across our region, her addition to the senior leadership team helps ensure the infrastructure is in place to serve our staff and clients well.”

   Ballard joined AMHC in 2008. She has been part of the human resources team for seven years, serving the last five as HR Manager. Before that, she worked as a crisis counselor in Emergency Services. Ballard is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management. She lives in Caribou with her family. 




WHO Finally Issues New, Stricter Guidelines on Use of PCR Tests for COVID-19


Warns against tests being too sensitive and advises a second test, with symptoms, to confirm a positive case

By:  David Deschesne

January 27, 2021

   In response to governments relying too heavily on “positive” PCR tests for COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidance on the use of the tests with more stringent use of those tests recommended.  The stricter guidelines, which were intended to cut down on the number of false - or non-infectious - positive COVID-19 cases, were coincidentally released to the public on January 20, 2021 - inauguration day in the U.S.

   Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, governments relied on a single RT-PCR test to determine if a person is infected and contagious with the COVID-19 coronavirus, or not.  The extreme sensitivity of these tests at detecting virus particles and RNA makes them unsuitable for diagnostic purposes because of the number of people who may show the presence of a viral particle even if it is a non-infectious, inactive viral fragment.

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Facebook “Fact Checkers” Censor U.S. CDC

and British Medical Journal Reports



A picture of a Fort Fairfield Journal story about face masks recently circulated in the Facebook echo chamber only to be labeled “false information” by Facebook’s Soviet-style communist “fact checkers.”  The irony is the article simply cited publicly available reports from the U.S. CDC and British Medical Journal, among others.  So, the Facebook “fact checkers” must have ignored those reports and the hyperlinks to them, included in the story, in order to label it “false information.”    

   Fort Fairfield Journal has never had a Facebook account. 

   A  censorship-free social media platform at www.mewe.com is now gaining former Facebook users who are leaving the communist censoring Facebook platform for a place where the freedom of speech and expression and free exchange of ideas still has value and is encouraged.

   Meanwhile, a video documentary version of that story is still on WFFJ-TV’s YouTube channel with nearly 9,000 views.   Ref: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYRuOzDdazU




Bill to Protect Maine Motorists from

Flying Ice and Snow Submitted


AUGUSTA, Maine – State Representative Dustin White (R-Mars Hill) has submitted a bill to mandate ice and snow removal from vehicles. It requires prior approval from the Legislative Council in order for a public hearing and full consideration by the Legislature. The Council is scheduled to meet Thursday, February 18.

   “This is an increasing problem in Maine that requires action before tragedy strikes,” said Rep. Dustin White. “This bill would give law enforcement officers the tools they need in order to do their jobs and keep the public safe. Currently there is nothing they can do to be proactive on this issue, only retroactive. People are currently required to clear off their windshields and side windows, but not their roofs. What should be a common sense act, is causing numerous preventable accidents on our roadways.”





Well-timed Partnership Supports

Students Facing Food Insecurity


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - In late February 2020, just weeks before Maine’s COVID-19 lockdown, Northern Maine Community College launched a partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank as part of a statewide initiative between the Food Bank, Maine’s community colleges, and Hannaford Supermarkets. In becoming part of Good Shepherd Food Bank’s official ‘Partner Agency Network,’ NMCC created a direct link between students facing food insecurity and Maine’s largest hunger-relief organization. 

   The timing turned out to be remarkable. In addition to funds received in 2020, this month Good Shepherd Food Bank awarded NMCC an unrestricted $2,400 grant to support the College’s own on-campus food pantry. This week NMCC Student Navigator Ashley Hall, who also serves as the coordinator and liaison with Good Shepherd Food Bank, worked with her team to fill food packages for students in need using goods purchased with the grant.  

   “I am grateful for the support the community has given to our students in need, and I know our students are grateful as well,” said NMCC’s Ashley Hall. “I cannot thank Good Shepherd Food Bank enough for the support they have given to NMCC, along with all the other generous community members during this time.”

   To learn more about resources available to NMCC students, contact Student Navigator Ashley Hall at nahall@nmcc.edu.



Deschesne Self-Publishes First Book in Paperback


Fort Fairfield Journal editor/publisher, David Deschesne has published his first book in paperback entitled, In the Beginning: Reconciling Quantum Physics with the Biblical Story of Creation.

   The book started as a series of editorials published in Fort Fairfield Journal in 2014 - 2015 which looks at the Biblical story of Creation through the lens of quantum physics instead of the literal/historical perspective most establishment religious organizations use today.

   From the book description on the back cover,  “Quantum physics is the study of waves and particles that are smaller than the size of what we perceive as atoms.  In the realm of protons, neutrons, electrons, quarks and neutrinos, scientists have found that what we perceive as a solid, physical reality is made up mostly of empty space.  Solid, liquid, gas and even light are all constructs built by our conscious mind as it perceives from the infinite sea of probability waves a reality that we believe to be tangible and separate from us when in fact it appears to all be in our minds.  The ancient Egyptians called this "sea," Nu, out of which all creation sprang forth.  The Hebrews called it, mayim.

   Quantum physics has its waves and in the opening of Genesis there is a lot of talk about water.  Taken literally as liquid H2O the story makes little sense.  But, when one delves into the symbolic use of the word in Hebrew, mayim, which also reaches back to ancient Egypt and their belief systems, it appears that the "waters" is referring to that sea of probability waves out of which all is  constructed for us to experience.  Quantum Physics has shown there is no time, space or tangible solids external to the conscious observer - they are all constructs of the mind.  This is the realm where God - or the Divine Mind - exists.  This book explains these concepts in practical, layman terms most solid readers will be able to grasp.  For those with an inquisitive, open mind this will be an intriguing analysis of the two fields of study - quantum physics and the Bible.”

    The 184 page book, which features two parts: a primer in Quantum Physics in the first part and the central thesis in the second; an index; appendix and bibliography, is printed and bound and self-published by Deschesne in Fort Fairfield, Maine in order to bypass the editorial control and censorship extant in so many woke book publishers today.

   Over six years in the making, the book was finalized in September, 2019, reprint permission from cited works received over the spring/summer of 2020 and the copyright application submitted in December. 

   Rather than approach the Creation story in Genesis as a literal/historical account, Deschesne shows how it can be viewed from a scientific perspective with all of the rich imagery of the original Hebrew seeming to correlate metaphorically with the fundamentals of quantum physics that have only been unveiled to the scientific community over the past one hundred years.

    The book is available at Bookmart, in Fort Fairfield for $15.95.  Mail orders are being accepted for those outside the area.  Send $20.00 cash, check or money order to Fort Fairfield Journal, 252 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742.  Contact David Deschesne via email: david@fortfairfieldjournal.com for more information.






Former Transgender/Homosexual Seeks Resources

to Provide Christian Home/ Support to Those

Seeking to be Free of That Lifestyle


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, January 27, 2021

HANCOCK, Maine - David Arthur, from I Belong Amen ministries in Hancock, Maine is a former homosexual transgender prosititue who escaped a HIV/AIDS death by accepting Jesus into his life.  He is currently persuing plans to acquire a house to provide support services to others in that lifestyle who wish to escape from it.

   “This is not a theological issue; it is a sin issue. This is not a social battle; it is a spiritual war,” said Mr. Arthur.  “I have been given one commission that is two-fold, to evangelize and disciple. That is all I will do. HE called me to be a witness; not a lawyer to argue HIS case, not a jury to convict and not a judge to sentence. Just a witness!"

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National News



This is Not Debatable:  In Four Key States, the Democrat Party Illegally Changed those State

Legislatures’ Voting Laws to Fraudulently Skew the 2020 Presidential Election to Joe Biden


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, January 27, 2021


   Presidential impersonator, Joe Biden was sworn in under a cloud of fraud, deceit, deception and cheating - these tactics are the only possible way he could have gained the position of power the Chinese Communist Party fought so valiantly to secure for him through their surrogates in the Democratic party.

   While the State Supreme Courts, U.S. Supreme Court and even the U.S. Congress absolutely refused to hear the evidence on the fraudulent practices of election clerks, counterfeit mail-in ballots, the purposefully rigged Dominion electronic vote machines, the thousands of sworn affidavits alleging fraud at all levels, and the disallowing of Republican poll watchers to actually see and verify if a ballot was legitimate, there is one collection of evidence that is available out in the open for all the world to see that is not even debatable - the violation of, and illegal tampering with, the State Legislatures’ own election laws in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia.  Without the massive cheating and ballot fudging in these four states, President Donald Trump would have been re-elected by a landslide.

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U.S. FDA Admits They’ll Be Using Americans as Veritable Lab Rats for COVID-19 Vaccine Long-Term Tests


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal

December 16, 2020


   According to a U.S. FDA document entitled, Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee October 22, 2020 Meeting Presentation it was essentially admitted that the long-term safety trials of the new COVID-19 vaccine will be done in Americans who will either voluntarily accept the experimental vaccine, or be forced into it by their State government’s mandate.

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Code Phrase for Wealthy Globalist Elites Hi-Jacking the World Economy

and Stealing Everyone’s Property and Wealth


How COVID-19 Lockdowns were Designed to Usher In a World Where Private Property and Small Business will be Obliterated and Globalist Oligarchs in Control of All Wealth


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, December 30, 2020


   Under the guise of addressing the elusive and non-scientifically provable “climate change,” oligarchs and left wing politicians are using the contrived COVID-19 crisis as a planned and orchestrated move to shift the global economy away from private property and private business to one built on the wealthy elites owning everything and the general public being forced to rent from them whatever products or property they need at the time.

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46 Nursing Home Residents Dead in Spain After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine


Fort Fairfield Journal, February 24, 2021

The Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) nursing home is reeling due to mass deaths after a recent COVID-19 mRNA vaccine program there.

   All residents and workers at the facility received the first dose of Pfizer mRNA in early January, according to Spainish media outlet,  ABC de Sevilla. Most residents became extremely ill shortly after the shots. It is believed many came down with COVID-19, despite being “vaccinated against it.”

   The Andalusian Health Service reported that at least 46 residents have died since January. For perspective, Our Lady of the Rosary has a maximum capacity of 145 residents. The Junta de Andalucía (regional government) intervened in early February to curtail the death count. But people continued dying.  Spain’s Ministry of Health is now in charge of mitigation of the COVID-19 deaths.

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Maine News


MDEA Arrests Cherryfield Man

for Drug Trafficking/Furnishing


Fort Fairfield Journal, February 24, 2021

CHERRYFIELD, Maine - On February 3, 2021, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office recovered illicit drugs in the Town of Harrington. This was in response to a complaint they were investigating at the Narraguagus High School where a minor was provided drugs. Maine Drug Enforcement Special Agents of the Downeast Task Force serving Washington County joined the investigation to identify the source of the seized drugs. The recovered drugs were identified as 22 pills containing hydrocodone and 3 three small bags containing a total of approximately 800 milligrams of a powder identified as containing fentanyl.

   The investigation led to the arrest of Jeffrey Bishop (53) on Friday, February 5 at approximately 4:15 pm. Bishop was arrested without incident in Harrington with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff ‘s Office and Maine State Police.

Agents subsequently served a search warrant at Bishop’s Cherryfield residence Friday evening where agents seized additional evidence of drug trafficking to include 110 hydrocodone pills not prescribed to Bishop.

    Bishop was charged with, 4 counts of Aggravated Furnishing of Schedule Drugs (Hydrocodone & Fentanyl) 1 count of Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs.

The charges are aggravated as a result of, trafficking within 1000 feet of a school and furnishing drugs to a minor.

   Bishop was taken to the Aroostook County Jail with bail set at $50,000 cash and initial appearance date of Monday, February 8.   

   If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state, you are urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.


House Republicans on Judiciary

Committee Call for Diversity and

Fairness On Human Rights Commission


Committee Unanimously Approves Democrat Nominee

AUGUSTA, Maine – Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted with their Democrat colleagues to confirm the Governor’s Nominee to the Democrat position on the Maine Human Rights Commission, but questioned why the Republican position on the Commission remained vacant.

   “While we hold deep philosophical disagreements with the Governor’s Nominee to fill the designated democrat position to the Human Rights Commission, she was qualified and so we voted to support her confirmation,” Representative David Haggan (R-Hampden) Republican Lead on the committee said.

   Rep. Haggan went on to add: “What I personally find troubling is that the Republican designated position now continues to be vacant and the Administration seems unwilling to work to find a replacement.”

   “For the Human Rights Commission to properly function, it must be bipartisan and right now. that is not the case. Suggesting that the one person you asked turned you down and you couldn’t find anyone else to nominate isn’t enough, said” Representative Laurel Libby (R-Auburn).

   Representative Jennifer Poirier (R-Skowhegan) remarked, “I don’t know who the Administration contacted to find a Republican Nominee, but none of the Republicans on this Committee were contacted. We are happy to lend a hand, but we will need to be made aware there is a problem first, not at a confirmation hearing.”

   The Judiciary Republicans congratulate Ms Duson on her recommendation from the Committee and stand ready with to provide the Governor with names of qualified Republicans who can fill the vacancy on the Human Rights Commission and look forward to getting a confirmation hearing scheduled as soon as we can.



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Japanese Woman Commits Suicide

After Positive COVID-19 Test


By:  David Deschesne

TOKYO, Japan - NHK reports a woman in her 30s committed suicide on January 15, after learning she had tested positive for the media-hyped COVID-19 coronavirus.  She did not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and it is not clear if the test actually triggered a false positive, which many of them do with excessively high sensitivity settings.

   The woman left a note stating how she was distraught over the possibility of giving COVID-19 to her daughter.  It has not been confirmed if her daughter has tested positive, yet.  “It is inexcusable that I have become a nuisance,” she wrote in her suicide note.  At the time of her suicide, she was in isolation at home - again, with no symptoms.

   British independent political commentator, Johnny Massacre, who now lives in Japan, noted how the excessive hype and hysteria ginned up by the media and governments have lead to such unfortunate behavior in the public.  “We have been whipped into hysteria so much that even if we have no COVID symptoms, and even if we take a test of which 30 to 40 percent [gives false positives], we’ve become such an anxiety-based culture that we are now feeling the effects,” he said in a recent podcast.  “Therefore, everyone’s in hysteria and it’s resulting in crazy stuff like this.  This is the fault of the mainstream media, this is the fault of the governments.”

   He said the problem stems from big government overreach.  “How about all you tyrannical governments F-off and let the people who want to go outside go outside, and let the people who want to stay inside stay inside.  Simple; I just solved all the problems of the world in ten seconds.”





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Past Stories

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

December 4, 2019 - Fort Fairfield's Continuing Chicken Ordinance Saga

December 4, 2019 - Fort Fairfield Council Approves Full Time Fire and Ambulance Service

October 23, 2019 - Fort Fairfield to Provide its Own Fire and Ambulance Service

October 23, 2019 - Recycled Cardboard Market Crashed

October 9, 2019 - Scholarship Opportunities Extended for Fort Fairfield Elementary School Students

September 25, 2019 - Fort Fairfield Exploring Options to Provide its Own Full Time Fire Department and Ambulance Service

August 14, 2019 - 9th Annual Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Scramble A Huge Success

July 31, 2019 - FFPD Switching Over to Chevy

July 17, 2019 - Aroostook County Contingent Joins in Call for Arrest of Hillary Clinton

July 3, 2019 - Fort Town Council Passes 2019-20 Budget

June 19, 2019 - 22 Students Graduate from FFHS

June 5, 2019 - Fort Fairfield Voters Overwhelming Approve School’s $6.559 Million Budget

May 22, 2019 - Quality of Service - Not Money - The Reason Fort Fairfield Council Dumped Crown Ambulance

May 8, 2019 - Friends Helping Friends Food Pantry Closing its Doors

March 13, 2019 - Perham Author Writes Novel on Survival and Faith During a Post-Economic Collapse

March 13, 2019 - FFPD Suffers With Inadequate Radio Communication

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


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