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Presque Isle, Maine Nurse Fired for Refusing Vax, Reveals Trend of Coercion & Deception at Hospital


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, October 6, 2021


PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Stephanie Grandy, R.N. was fired from Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital (formerly TAMC) for attempting to bring clarity to skewed media reporting and tactics where the hospital allegedly gamed the COVID numbers in order to generate fear, and used coercion to bully the public into begrudgingly accepting the COVID-19 experimental gene therapy drugs masquerading as 'vaccines.'

   “I believe in being honest, I believe in not lying to the press and hyping up the numbers to scare the general public into taking a ‘vaccine’ that is brand new that we don't know anything about,” said Grandy, who has been a nurse for three and a half years, in an exclusive Fort Fairfield Journal Television interview.   “I don't think that it was right to coerce staff and to make it look like the hospital was overrun by COVID patients when that was simply not the truth.”

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U.S. CDC Publishes Study Showing NO Asymptomatic Spread of COVID-19


Mandatory Face Masks in Public Were Mostly Unnecessary for Public Health, But Were Instead Used as a Nefarious Mind Control Experiment

By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, June 2, 2021


   As the dust settles on the societal carnage which resulted from the left wing media’s concocted COVID-19 fear and hysteria psychological warfare campaign, the U.S. CDC quietly published a study proving the crux of their face mask mandate argument - so-called “asymptomatic” spread of COVID-19 - was non-existent in the study participants and thus the entire narrative to sell the public on using face masks in public was, in all likelihood, a complete sham.

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Maine Capitol Police Chief Retires


Democrats “Cancel” Him Over His Personal Social Media Posts


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 5, 2021


AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Public Safety announced  that Russell Gauvin, Chief of the Maine Capitol Police, has retired effective April 30, 2021. Chief Gauvin’s retirement is the result of an agreement he reached with the Department of Public Safety that prioritizes the transition to new permanent leadership for the Maine Capitol Police.

   “It has been an honor to lead the Capitol Police for fifteen years, under three Governors, and to have the opportunity to serve alongside such talented men and women, both sworn and civilian, to keep the seat of Maine State government safe,” said Chief Gauvin. “I believe now is the appropriate time to step into retirement. My retirement will allow the important work of the Capitol Police to continue uninterrupted. I extend my deepest gratitude to the men and women of the Capitol Police for the honor of leading them.”

   Chief Gauvin came under fire from Maine Democrats for posts he made on his private social media accounts, on his own time, this past January.  While Democrats claim to be the 'party of tolerance' and have preached over the years that we must all be tolerant of other people's opinions and views, it seems they only want tolerance toward those views and ideologies held by their own political party and seek to censor, bully and cancel out of circulation any opposing viewpoints.

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Fort Fairfield Council Must Tweak Out a

$1 Million Budget Shortfall


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 19, 2021


The town of Fort Fairfield held their second budget hearing for their 2021-22 budget on May 5 at the Fort Fairfield Community Center with around two dozen townspeople in attendance.

   This year's proposed budget is $7,132,273, which is $246,639 more than last year's and $1.05 million  more than what the town projects to bring in to cover it.

   “I today have gone over all of the different departments, all of the requests versus what was in the budget last year.  For me, the amount that we are over is not okay,” said town councilor, Melissa Libby.  “I think that some of it is necessary and I think that some of it we really need to fine-tune.”

So, that's why I thought it warranted going through every single item.  I noticed some things in the budget, I feel like are not necessary items and we can possibly trim some of those things.”

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Update on the 73rd Maine

Potato Blossom Festival, 2021


By:  Cheryl Boulier, Director
Maine Potato Blossom Festival

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 21, 2021


   I'm both excited and filled with hope that we will be able to hold our upcoming 73rd Maine Potato Blossom Festival on July 10-18, 2021.  I have carefully reviewed every event we have planned for this year and how we can best still hold those events safely and if needed come July, adhere to any CDC guidelines that may be in place then. We feel certain we can go ahead with most of our events with the exception of the following: Festival pageants, Mashed Potato Wrestling, Alumni Banquet, Wednesday Night Fiddlers, all Historical Society events, Spuddy Buddy Challenge & Inflatables at Family Night. Those events that are still being considered on a tentative bases are the Parade and some inside events. We will have a better idea of plans come May.

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Freedom to Choose was the theme of the recent protest at Northern Light/A.R. Gould hospital in Presque Isle.  Health Care workers are angered by the Governor’s mandate to require all Maine health care workers to participate in the COVID-19 gene therapy medical experiments that the left wing media has successfully duped people into thinking are ‘vaccines.’ Click Here to read full story and watch the WFFJ-TV News Video  photo/David Deschesne




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



By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal August 25, 2021

   Around three dozen health care workers and their supporters showed up at Northern Light A.R. Gould hospital (formerly TAMC) in Presque Isle on Friday, August 20 to protest the recent mandate by Maine's Democrat Governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills that will require all health care workers in Maine to participate in the COVID-19 gene therapy medical experiments now being conducted across the nation.

   Bill Merchant, Chair of Maine Stands Up - Aroostook, says it’s not about being anti-vaccine, it's about freedom of choice to make your own health care decisions.

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Unvaccinated Women Experiencing Abnormal Menstrual Cycles, Miscarriages After Being Near People Who Received the COVID-19 Shot


COVID-19 “vaccines” Suspected to Be Covert Biological Warfare Weapons Purposefully Designed to Induce Sterility in the Global Population

By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 19, 2021


   Stories are now beginning to surface regarding unusual bleeding and issues with menstrual cycles in unvaccinated people who have come into contact with others who have received the COVID-19 'vaccine'.    

   The Catholic news organization, LifeSite News recently published a story regarding thousands of reports of menstrual irregularities and reproductive dysfunction following the COVID 'vaccines.'1  However, the left wing news media, who come across as the marketing division of the pharmaceutical industry at this point, are providing cover and concealment for the vaccine manufacturers by either marginalizing these reports or downplaying them as “conspiracy theories” while conducting character assassinations on those doctors who are attempting to call attention to this problem.

  An April, 2020 document published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Pfizer2, one of the COVID-19 'vaccine' manufacturers, as they began their trials last Spring, advises trial participants to inform them if they either become pregnant, or come into contact with a woman who later became pregnant because they were considering the possibility that their experimental mRNA vaccine may cause the test subjects to shed the synthetic particles created by the vaccine recipient and those particles could adversely affect others.

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A Virus That Isn’t Really There? 

Terrain Theory Explained


How the body, during stress or insult, can manifest particles which can key a PCR test positive for a Virus that doesn’t actually exist within it.


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, March 24, 2021


   The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has taken the world by storm.  The establishment media account has it floating around in the air landing on unsuspecting victims and wreaking untold death and carnage, wholesale.  But, a growing group of scientists aren't convinced the infamous COVID-19 disease is even caused by a real virus at all.  It may, according to some, be a state or condition of the body that merely manifests the symptoms and keys the quirky and unreliable PCR tests positive on internal, naturally occurring mechanisms at play within the intricate tapestry of the human metabolic, endocrine, lymphatic, central nervous, circulatory  and immune systems, responding to poor diet, malnutrition and other insults to the body that have nothing to do at all with an external viral threat that must be combated with social distancing, lockdowns, business closures and the wildly divisive face mask mandates many are suffering under today.

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35th Annual Tiger Basketball Camp


   The dates for this year’s 35th Annual Tiger Basketball Camp in Fort Fairfield have been set for June 21st to June 25th for the GIRLS, and June 28th to July 2nd for the BOYS.

   This year's camp will feature 2 divisions for boys and girls. The College Division will be for those currently in grades 4-6 while the NBA/WNBA Division will be for those currently in grades 7-9, meaning that this year's freshman will be eligible to play.

   This NBA/WNBA division is for the player who is motivated, has potential, and can be challenged to take their game to the next level. The expectations will be higher for this division of players.

   The boys and girls camps will be limited to the first 40 applicants in each division which will allow for more playing time, more team practice time and more individualized skill development. All teams will be coached by experienced High School coaches who will provide you the tools you need to improve your game.

   The camp will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each day, Monday through Friday. The camp includes breakfast and lunch each day with a special barbecue lunch for campers during the week.  

   “Championship Friday” will include all the championship events as in the past along with a new 3-point shooting contest this year. As an added feature, all the Championship events will be streamed online. Each participant will also receive a "Tiger" Basketball T-shirt.

   The camp fee of $170 and includes the camp instruction, meals, awards and camp T-shirt. Contact Larry Gardner 551-5001 or email lgardner@msad20.org for more information.




Lawyer Explains His Federal Lawsuit Against Governor Mills for Her Unconstitutional and Excessive COVID-19 Response in Maine


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 7, 2021


    Maine Stands Up (MSU) joined with Ohio-based Make America Free Again (MAFA) and attorney Thomas Renz in  filing a federal lawsuit against Governor Mills to challenge Mills’ state of emergency in federal court.  

   MAFA and MSU believe everyone has a right to protect themselves from COVID or any other disease, but do not believe anyone has the right to force others to take similar measures. 

      The 79 page lawsuit, filed by Maine attorney Ron Jenkins, outlines how the US CDC changed the death reporting criteria for COVID-19 to artificially inflate the “COVID-19 Death” numbers by arbitrarily labeling any death as a COVID-19 death so long as the deceased had previously tested positive for the virus with a PCR test at some point in the past.  It was also shown how Maine uses PCR test kits that were excessively sensitive and produced wildly exaggerated “positive” case numbers throughout the year.

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Digital Ad Campaign Launched Against Governor Janet Mills as She Plans to Destroy Maine’s Fishing Industry with Offshore Wind Power


Fort Fairfield Journal, May 19, 2021

DISTRICT of COLUMBIA – On May 7, State Solutions Inc. launched new digital ads across Maine coastal communities highlighting what local lobstermen and lobsterwomen are saying about Governor Janet Mills' offshore wind plan that would destroy their jobs.

  The digital ads will ran on Facebook throughout the week.

  “Lobstermen and lobsterwomen are ticked off at Governor Mills for proposing a radical environmental plan that would destroy their livelihoods,” said Dave Rexrode, President of State Solutions Inc. “Lobster fishing is a staple of Maine's heritage and vital to good paying jobs, but Janet Mills is all too eager to destroy coastal community jobs so that foreign corporations can profit from her offshore wind plan in the Gulf of Maine.”

   Lobstermen and lobsterwomen say offshore wind will result in a range of detrimental environmental impacts, from vibrations disrupting fish and marine mammals to mooring chains damaging the ocean floor and harming marine life here.

   “According to a new report from the Bangor Daily News, Biden's & Mills' plans to implement their extreme environmental agenda of offshore wind will be a death sentence for thousands of family-sustaining fishing jobs in Maine,” said Will Reinhert, Regional Press Secretary for the Republican Governors Association. “And while Governor Mills tried to appease lobstermen and lobsterwomen by signing a 10-year ban on offshore wind in state waters, that isn't fooling anyone because Mills refuses to call out Biden for his plan that would further crowd fishing grounds.”

  Wind power is an allegedly “green” technology because it doesn’t emit any CO2 - which all green plants actually need to survive. But, what often goes unsaid is the amount of raw materials that must be mined from the Earth and the fuel burned to transport and refine those materials into a finished product that only has a lifetime of 20 years before it has to be scrapped and rebuilt all over again.







Powers- A girl, Eliza McGuire Powers, born to Lea and Justin Powers from Caribou on February 27th, 2021.

Martin- A girl, Kayleigh Mae Martin, born to Kim Osborn and Cody Martin from Caribou on February 28th, 2021.

Cyr- A boy, Mateo Ezekiel Cyr, born to Lana and Curtis Cyr from Frenchville on March 1st, 2021.

Lowell - A girl, Lilyana Rose Lowell born to Lisa Caldwell and Ryan Lowell from Caswell on March 2nd, 2021.

Hanning-Abdullah- A boy, Sokenitch Tahshin Hanning-Abdullah, born to Elizabeth Hanning and Mohammed Abdullah from Connor TWP on March 4th, 2021.

Durand- A girl, Jaylen Jade Durand, born to Camryn Deabay and Dayne Durand from Ashland on March 4th, 2021.

Thibodeau- A girl, Emmaline Irene Thibodeau, born to Kristine and Kelly Thibodeau from St. John Plt. on March 5th, 2021.

Grivois- A boy, Cooper James Grivois born to Megan Cormier and Derek Grivois from Van Buren on March 6th, 2021.

Duplessis- A boy, Alaric Benjamin Carson Duplessis, born to Sheana Duplessis from Caribou on March 9th, 2021.

Dionne- A girl, Skyla Rita Dionne, born to Kayla and Chad Dionne from Madawaska on March 11th, 2021.

Joseph- A boy, Nolan Edward Joseph, born to Dena and Luke Joseph from Presque Isle on March 12th, 2021.

Chamberland- A boy, Degan Russell Chamberland, born to Miranda Levesque and Devan Chamberland from Woodland on March 17th, 2021.

Alexander- A girl, Louise Elaine Alexander, born to Sarah and Jonah Alexander from Easton on March 20th, 2021.

Burnham- A boy, Jeremiah Christopher Burnham born to Brianna Michaud and Cody Burnham from Caribou on March 22nd, 2021.

DuBois- A girl, Brynn Madelyn DuBois born to Lacey Mae and Timothy Michael DuBois from Connor TWP on March 24th, 2021.

Burnside- A boy, Jacob Gilbert Burnside born to Abby and Jeremy Burnside from Caribou on March 26th, 2021.

Kavin- A boy, William Gabriel Kavin born to Jessica and Shane Kavin from Fort Fairfield on March 29th, 2021.

Basu- A boy, Matteo Leroy Basu born to Stephanie Parady and Ryon Basu from Fort Fairfield on March 29th, 2021.

Trhlin- A girl, Everlie Mae Trhlin born to Amanda and Bobby Trhlin from Madawaska on March 31st, 2021.




Maine DOE Makes Bullshit Claims About the

Effectiveness of Their COVID-19 Response in Schools


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, March 24, 2021


AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Department of Education recently released a COVID puff-piece press release that attempted to link the low number of COVID-19 cases among public school students to their mitigation strategies even though one has nothing to do with the other. 

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Grocery Store Owner Tells Maine Government to

“Stay the hell Out of My Business”


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 21, 2021


PATTEN, Maine - Governments that govern best, govern least is an old axiom that is taken as true in Northern Maine.  A grocery store owner in Patten, Maine has added further clarification in a recent documentary video, telling the Maine government to, “Stay the hell out of my business.”

   Jon Ellis, co-owner of Ellis Family Market/Shop & Save in Patten and East Millinocket was interviewed by State Senator, Trey Stewart (R-Aroostook) for a documentary produced by Maine Policy Council. 

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U.S. Foster Parents & Children Evicted from Foster Home to Make Room for Biden’s Illegal Immigrants


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 7, 2021


RENTON, Washington -  Edmundo Serena Sanchez and his wife were notified in February that they would have to vacate their foster family home in Renton where they have raised Washington state foster children for nearly seven years.

   Local NBC affiliate, King5 reported that the home is part of a campus of facilities owned by the non-profit, Friends of Youth, with a 70 year history of providing services and housing for homeless and foster children.

   The Serena Sanchez couple were currently raising four children in foster care at Friends of Youth when they were ordered to move out.

   The order stems from the facility finding a more lucrative deal with the Biden administration to house illegal immigrants, instead of local U.S. citizens.

  DeAnn Adams, chief program officer for Friends of Youth, told King5 the organization saw a new funding source with the federal government’s Office of Refugee Resettlement and decided to use the house where Serena Sanchez and his foster family live as housing for these new, undocumented illegal immigrant children.

   One of Serena Sanchez’s foster children has been to the hospital with panic attacks and another teenager ran away and has not come back.




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.






High School Track Star Collapses

While Competing With Face Mask On


A High School track coach in Oregon, Dave Turnbull, called for an end to rules mandating face masks during competition after one of his student athletes collapsed from “complete oxygen debt.” 

   Track star, Maggie Williams was running the 800-meter race when she collapsed to the ground just meters short of the finish line.

  Williams was on the verge of achieving a school record before she passed out.

  Coach Turnbull said that he warned authorities that it was dangerous to run the 800-meter race wearing a mask.  He said the Oregon School Activities Association is now working with the Oregon Health Authority to remove the mask mandate.

   School-age children do not get ill from SARS-CoV-2 and thus do not suffer COVID-19 disease.  They also have been shown to not transmit the disease.  Therefore, face mask mandates on that segment of society have been completely unnecessary as a group of insane adults cave in to the left wing news media’s fear and hysteria campaign to order such ridiculous and potentially damaging mandates on children and young adults.




National News


Former Trump Attorney Sued for Defamation. 

Says "No Reasonable Person" Would have Believed Her


Sydney Powell's Sideshow Could Have Been a Covert Psychological Warfare Tactic to Derail Trump Supporters as Part of a Soviet-Style Disinformation Campaign


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, April 7, 2021

   Attorney Sydney Powell, who became famous during the post-election presidential election fiasco in November, 2020 by suggesting Dominion Voting machines were compromised, is now being sued by Dominion for libel and slander.  The defense to such a lawsuit is that it's the truth, but Powell's curious answer to the complaint1 is that it was protected political speech which is not actionable. 

   Adam Klasfeld from the online website, www.lawandcrime.com reported on March 22, 2021; “Facing more than $1.3 billion in liabilities over her post-election conspiracy theories, lawyer Sidney Powell told a judge that the defamation lawsuit Dominion Voting Systems filed against her earlier this year should be dismissed because ‘no reasonable person’ would believe that her well-publicized comments about an international plot against former President Donald Trump were ‘statements of fact.’”2

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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


Dr. Naomi Wolf Was Keynote

Speaker at Five Freedoms Rally


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 5, 2021


AUGUSTA, Maine - Around 250 people showed up in the rain at the steps of the State Capitol in Augusta on April 28 to hear Dr. Naomi Wolf at the kickoff for her Five Freedoms Rally.  Dr. Wolf is a Rhodes Scholar, former advisor to the Clinton and Gore campaigns, and author of eight NYT nonfiction bestsellers.  She has been creating globally influential opinion for 28 years. Dr. Wolf is also CEO of DailyClout, bringing the Five Freedoms Campaign to Maine.

    The Five Freedoms are enumerated as:  1.) No Vaccine Passports; 2.) No Mask Mandates; 3.) No Emergency Law; 4.) Open Schools Up 100%; and 5.) Freedom of commerce, worship, petition.

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Maine State Police Chief

Responds to Left Wing News Hit Pieces


By:  Colonel John Cote,

Chief, Maine State Police

   If you read recent newspaper articles focused on discipline within the Maine State Police you were likely left thinking we conduct our work shrouded in secrecy and that we work to protect our own.  As the leader of the Maine State Police, I’d like to take the opportunity to set the record straight:  

   The Maine State Police does not hide wrongdoing and does not choose to keep certain information related to discipline secret.  We follow longstanding laws related to personnel investigation and records related to all state employees that have been implemented and refined across time.  There are clear rules about what can be released to the public regarding state employees.  M.R.S.A. Title 5 §7070 outlines that final discipline decisions can be released to the public. However, it does not authorize the release of investigative details.  Thus, when we were asked for our discipline records for the past five years, the Maine State Police provided those records to the media as allowed by law.  My concern is there was a missed opportunity to educate the public on what laws are in place that restricts reporting.  Instead, the stories described the lack of detail as “secrecy” and a discretionary policy decision by our agency.

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House Democrats Vote to Continue Governor Mills’

COVID Dictatorship


Citizens’ Group Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. Mills for

Her Illegal & Unconstitutional COVID Response in Maine


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, March 24, 2021


AUGUSTA, Maine - In their first in-person meeting of the year, the Democrat-controlled Maine House of Representatives voted to allow Maine’s Democrat governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills to continue enjoying the sole authority to extend her unilateral, dictatorial powers with no regard to the scientific data on a coronavirus that is now known to have a fatality rate similar to seasonal flu.

   By a vote of 81 to 67, the Maine House of Representatives failed on March 10 to enact Joint Resolution (H.P. 596) offered by Rep. Peter Lyford (R-Eddington) to “Terminate the State of Emergency Proclaimed by the Governor.” The measure was the latest in a series of efforts by House Republicans to involve the legislature and the public in COVID-related decisions.

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Maine Democrats Wreck State Budget with Partisanship Politics

Now, Trying to Backpedal and Save Face With the Voters

By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, May 19, 2021

   Recently revised revenue forecasts show that Maine will have an additional $940 million available over the next three years. That does not include $14 billion in federal aid Maine has received. But Maine's Democrat Governor, Janet “Big Sister” Mills is still planning on borrowing an additional $140 million on top of that to cover the Democrats' pet projects

   Representative Patrick Corey (R-Windham) explains a budget rammed though the legislature by Democrats who hold the majority is filled with errors and inconsistencies.  “In their haste to silence the minority, stifle debate and prevent compromise, Democrats passed a partial budget on party lines. What the people of Maine got was a sloppy document that is now in need of fixing in a budget sequel.”

   Rep. Corey explains some of the examples of this shoddy work on the hastily-built state budget by the Democrats are numerous, some of which are:


-  Funding for 6 new Assistant Park Rangers. BUT no funding for ballistic vests, radios, uniforms, training, and insurance for Forest Rangers in the same Department.

- Excludes funding to maintain helicopters necessary for saving lives.

- Cuts rates to Federal Qualified Healthcare centers, Rural Health Centers, Adult Family Care Homes in the second year of the budget.


   “Now with the Revenue Forecasting Commission projecting an additional $940 million in revenues to spend over the next three years Republicans have publicly detailed our budget priorities,” said Rep. Corey. “With the Democrats passing a baseline budget filled with gaps, because of their refusal to work with anyone, it is time to come together and pass a budget that supports hard working Mainers who have endured a lot over the last 14 months.”

   Big Sister had originally opposed a Republican plan to increase revenue sharing in order to send money back to the communities in Maine, but has signaled she might be willing to consider it, along with a few select tax cuts.

   “While we are pleased that the Governor has moved off of her previous opposition to increased revenue sharing and is now proposing some tax relief for low-income and elderly Mainers, we continue to believe that there needs to be tax relief for everyone,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham. “Every Mainer has been impacted by the pandemic over the last 14 months. Meaningful income and property tax relief is achievable due to the substantial federal relief that is flowing into Maine. The more that can be directed to Maine citizens, the more quickly our economy will recover and add jobs.”

   “I question why with over $940 million in new revenue available, the Governor is still proposing to borrow money.” said House Republican Appropriations Lead Sawin Millett. “I am encouraged that she expressed support for bipartisan budget decisions that require two-thirds support. The earlier decision by Democrats to reject bipartisanship in favor of a majority budget has clearly generated public backlash and poisoned the atmosphere at a time when cooperation is needed. I hope the damage can be repaired going forward for the good of all Maine people.”


Human Remains Found

CASCO, Maine - At approximately 3:26 pm on May 8th, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from an individual reporting the discovery of skeletal remains at 196 Poland Springs Road. The call was made by a family member who was cleaning out their father’s home who died earlier in the year.  The remains were found in an outbuilding on the property. The deceased father was identified as Douglas Scott, 82- years old.

   The Office of Chief Medical Examiner begun a post-mortem examination on the remains on Sunday morning, May 9th, 2021.  Additional testing and examination is likely to take place throughout the coming weeks.

   Detectives, deputies and troopers worked over the weekend investigating the circumstances surrounding this discovery.  Detectives and Deputies continue interviewing witnesses and other persons of interest at this time. 

   The Maine State Police Evidence Response team crime scene technicians processed the scene throughout the day.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine State Police Troop B assisted in securing the scene and identifying witnesses.  The investigation is likely to continue into the coming weeks as authorities work to identify the remains and the circumstances surrounding that discovery.  The Maine State Police do not believe that there is any threat to the public and will share more information as it becomes available.


Arrest Made in 34 Year-Old Homicide

WARREN, Maine - After more than three decades, an arrest has been made in the 1987 murder of Janet Brochu of Waterville.

   On Thursday, May 13, 2021, based on an ongoing investigation by the Major Crimes Unit-Central and the Unsolved Homicide Unit of the Maine State Police, a Somerset County Grand Jury indicted Gerald Goodale, 61, for murder. Goodale, who is currently incarcerated at the Maine State Prison in Warren, has been charged with Brochu’s murder.

   Goodale is currently at the Maine State prison serving a sentence for the 1988 murder of Geraldine Finn. 



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Nissley- A girl, Lucy May Nissley born to Taylor and Tim Nissley from Fort Kent on April 3rd, 2021.

Greer- A boy, Camden Lucas Greer born to Serenity Greer on April 5th, 2021.

Dobson- A boy, Jonah Jacob Dobson born to Kaysie and Nickolas Dobson from Caribou on April 5th, 2021.

Chamberland- A boy, Hunter Warren Chamberland born to Ashley and Michael Chamberland from Madawaska on April 6th, 2021.

Sullivan- A girl, Izabella Harlee Sullivan born to Tabitha Sullivan from Caribou on April 7th, 2021.

Preissler- A girl, Georgie Jane Preissler born to Abby Small and Anthony Preissler from Caribou on April 9th, 2021.

Good- A boy, Cyrus Henry Good born to Alyssa Garman and Brock Good from Caribou on April 10th, 2021.

Stage- A girl, Agnes Asherah Stage born to Ashley and James Stage IV from Fort Fairfield on April 12th, 2021.

Shaw- A boy, Myles Robert Shaw born to Sasha and Benjamin Shaw from Mapleton on April 19th, 2021.

Bouchard- A boy, Graydon Michael Bouchard born to Elizabeth and Joseph Bouchard from Perham on April 20th, 2021.

Roy- A girl, Gabriella Michelle Roy born to Danielle and Andrew Roy from Saint Agatha on April 21st, 2021.

Rosado- A girl, Kayvahna Korina Rosado born to Andrea Trantham and Jose Rosado from Van Buren on April 22nd, 2021.

Pelletier- A girl, Brielle Rayne Pelletier born to Danika and Travis Pelletier from Van Buren on April 22nd, 2021.

Frost- A boy, Rhett Hunter Frost born to Abbi Theriault and Matt Frost from New Sweden on April 23rd, 2021.

Bryan- A boy, Wyatt Lawson Bryan born to Kate and Anthony Bryan from Fort Kent on April 23rd, 2021.

Carter- A girl, Octavia Lynn Carter born to Rachel and Evan Carter from Fort Fairfield on April 23rd, 2021.

Jorgensen- A boy, Cole Thomas Jorgensen born to Kayla and Duane Jorgensen from Wade on April 27th, 2021.



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Past Stories

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

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

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


Index to archives of past stories


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