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Town of Fort Fairfield - Accepting bids for a 2010 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser

The Town of Fort Fairfield is accepting bids on a 2010 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser, in as is, where is condition. There is no warranty on the vehicle. The vehicle can be viewed by contacting Police Chief Shawn Newell at 207-472-3808.
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In order to be considered as a valid bid, bid documents shall be sealed and clearly marked on the outside envelope “Bid for 2010 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser” and include the name of the company or person submitting the bid. Bids for the 2010 Dodge Charger Police Cruiser will be received until 4:00 PM, on May 9, 2018, at the Town of Fort Fairfield Municipal Building, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, at which time they will be opened and read aloud. There is a minimum bid of $3,000. The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
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PARKS AND RECREATION DIRECTOR


The Town of Fort Fairfield has an exciting full-time job opportunity for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. Applicants must enjoy working with people of all ages in a wide variety of sporting and other recreational activities

Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing, supervising, promoting, maintaining, and evaluating the municipal recreation programs and activities.

It is preferred that applicants possess three years of experience in a recreation leadership role. Academic training in recreation is desired. Coaching experience and general swimming pool maintenance, including the handling of chemicals is also desired.

This position offers a great benefits package that includes: health insurance, retirement plan, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Salary is to be determined based on experience and education.

If you have the skills, motivation and experience for this position, application and resume should be sent to: Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN: Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org)

The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.

For Immediate Release

January 23, 2018

Hegemann Named Festival Director

Fort Fairfield native, Meg McLaughlin Hegemann has been named as the new director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.

Hegemann has experience planning a variety of events, as well as a deep love for the potato industry and the festival that celebrates it.meg 350 “Working the fields gave me a connection to the land here such that no other place felt like home.” After decades in Missouri, Meg and her husband, Brad, moved to Fort Fairfield in June 2016.

As director, Hegemann will work with existing volunteers and recruit new ones to facilitate the week long event. “The Festival doesn't just celebrate the town of Fort Fairfield, it celebrates an industry that in many ways defines the County. It takes cooperation from a lot of people and places to make it happen. I look forward to working together to make the 2018 Festival one of the best.”

The 2018 Maine Potato Blossom Festival will take place July 14 – 22 with the parade on Saturday, July 21. To sponsor an event or volunteer, contact Hegemann at mpbf@fortfairfield.org.
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Fort Fairfield is located in central Aroostook County, Maine. This vibrant community of 3500 is the 6th largest municipality in The County.  Fort Fairfield is named after Governor John Fairfield, who served two terms as Maine's Governor.


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Fort Fairfield was settled in 1816 and incorporated as a town on March 11, 1858.  A fort was constructed to protect the region during the Aroostook War.  The replica blockhouse pictured above was built in 1976 and now houses a treasure trove of historical artifacts.

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The town lies on eastern Canadian border and is a dual township, meaning it consists of two six mile by six mile parcels with a total area of just over 78 square miles - comprised mainly of thick woods and fertile farmland.  

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Once the Potato Capital of the World, agriculture continues to play an important role in our economy with large potato, broccoli and livestock farms spread throughout the town's borders.

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The powerful Aroostook River cuts through the community. Once an important means of transportation for timber operations and power for starch mills, the Aroostook River is now a recreational resource.  

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Fishermen line its banks in the spring and summer. Nature lovers, especially those hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bald eagles that nest in trees high above the water or the moose searching for a cool drink, are certain to be entertained as they explore the many species that call the valley home.  Canoeists and kayakers from near and far are drawn to the Aroostook to padde along with the current.

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Downtown Fort Fairfield also lies on the banks of the Aroostook River. The downtown has numerous businesses, including banks, restaurants, grocery and convienence stores, gift shops and a full-service post office.

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 Fort Fairfield also hosts one of the largest festivals in all of northern Maine, the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival. The nine day event draws thousands of people from throughout the region to celebrate the town's agricultural roots and enjoy numerous activities including concerts, a large parade, artist exhibitions, athletic contests and a spectacular fireworks display over the river. The events start on the second weekend of July with a town-wide yard sale among other activities - with the parade, street dances and fireworks taking place on the third weekend of July.

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So whether it is for a weekend, or a lifetime, come spend some time in Friendly Fort Fairfield and see for yourself why this community in the County is such a special place to call home.

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The Town of Fort Fairfield's website is mobile friendly!  Access vital services and information, and stay up-to-date on events and meetings on your phone or mobile device.  Now, no matter where you are, the Town of Fort Fairfield is just a click away at www.fortfairfield.org 

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