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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

TOWN OF FORT FAIRFIELD


The Town of Fort Fairfield, Public Works Department is accepting applications for an equipment operator.

Applicants must have a Class B license, the ability to operate a variety of motor vehicles and construction equipment used for road maintenance and repair, and experience in plowing snow. The ability to perform preventive maintenance on equipment and vehicles is also required.

This full-time position offers a great benefits package that includes: Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays and Vacation. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send application and resume to:
Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742.

Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org) and will be accepted until position is filled.
The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.
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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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The Fort Fairfield Town Council voted unanimously to amend the town’s parking ordinance at their June Council Meeting.  The changes to the ordinance clarify parking restrictions with an eye toward having better control of long-term parking and space-saving along Main Street and Presque Isle Street in advance of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade.


Business leaders and residents along the parade route say these changes will help everyone get more enjoyment out of the parade, which is one of the largest in northern New England.

“These new parking restrictions will not keep anyone from coming and enjoying the Festival or the parade,“ said Tim Goff, Director of the Maine Potato Blossom Festival.  “We want every one of the thousands of spectators who line our parade route to settle in and have fun, but we also want folks to be able to conduct business downtown and to be able to pull in and out of their driveways safely, too.” 

The amendments to the town parking ordinance do not actually change the laws that were already on the books – it has been against the law to park overnight on any public way in Fort Fairfield for years -- but the amendments put in place language that is more enforceable and allows the police department to better control the situation.

 “This is an issue of public safety,” stated Police Chief, Bill Campbell.  “When there are cars lining the streets, and chairs and other space holders in the roadway it is more difficult to see pedestrians.”

 “It has always been against the law to park overnight in the town, but we have tried to be reasonable and work with folks, but this practice of space-saving days in advance of the Festival parade has become an issue,” added Chief Campbell.  “We’d prefer to work with folks, and we will, but this new ordinance gives us more leverage to address the problem if folks don’t comply.  We will ticket and tow if need be, but it is really not something we want to do.”

While most of Main Street and parts of Presque Isle Street are designated as two-hour parking zones, spectators will be allowed to begin parking vehicles and reserving viewing areas at 6am Saturday morning prior to the Maine Potato Blossom Festival Parade which starts at 1pm. 

Click here for a map of available parking areas.








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