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The next Town Council Meeting
is going to be held on Nov. 20 at 6:00pm!

Maine State Outdoors LawsNEW:  The Town Office will no longer receive paper copies of Regulations books for Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiles, and ATV's.  The link below will direct you to the website where you can dowload your own digital copies.  


Laws of the Maine Outdoors
Fort Fairfield Celebrations of Lights

Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council Encourages Enlightenment in Community During Celebration of Lights!

(Fort Fairfield) – The Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council is seeking to spark some excitement in the community for the Holidays with an electrifying new project – the Fort Fairfield Celebration of Lights!  This new, community-wide initiative is designed to bring more light to some of the darkest days of the year by encouraging businesses and homeowners to create a more festive atmosphere in town by decorating their storefronts and homes.

“We’ve been meeting with business and community leaders for months now to refine our plans to bring more buzz to Main Street,” explained Phil Christensen, President of the Quality of Place Council.  “We’ve been drawing up plans to illuminate some areas downtown and working with business owners to help incentivize them to join in the fun.  The response has been terrific, and despite some challenges with this early winter weather, we are excited to put the next phase of the plan into action.”

Over the past few weeks, the Fort Fairfield Quality of Place Council has allocated several thousand dollars to replace some of the decorations that were destroyed when the Community Bandstand collapsed and to invest in additional lights to be used on a variety of downtown businesses and landmarks.  Those lights will be on nightly for all to enjoy from December 2nd until January 2nd from 4 to 10pm.  Now, the Council is encouraging property owners to join in the fun.

Any address is Fort Fairfield is eligible to participate in the Celebration of Lights Home Decorating Competition.  A top-secret panel of judges will be traveling throughout the community from 5 to 10pm on Saturday December 15th to take in the sights (and hopefully some sounds!) of participating homes to select the top three holiday light displays.  Those homeowners will win valuable gift cards and prizes from a variety of local businesses.  To register, all homeowners have to do is email ffqualityplace@yahoo.com with their name, address and phone number by midnight December 14th.  Not computer savvy?  Feel free and contact Tim Goff at 939-2440 and provide that same info and you'll be entered to win.  

“This is a great chance for the young, and the young at heart, to enjoy a tradition that many members of the Council fondly recall – driving through neighborhoods and oohing and aahing at the dazzling lights glistening on a blanket of fresh fallen snow,” added Christensen.  “It is our hope that by encouraging our residents to create some beautiful displays, we can create new traditions for everyone to enjoy.”

For more information on the program, or to get involved, please contact Phil Christensen at 227-1644 or email ffqualityplace@yahoo.com

Fort Fairfield’s Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police, Chief William Campbell, has announced his resignation. 



Chief Campbell, a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, will be continuing his distinguished law enforcement career by pursuing an opportunity with a new agency.  His resignation is effective March 4, 2016.

Chief Campbell has been the Chief of the Fort Fairfield Police Department since 2011 and was promoted to Director of Public Safety in 2015.  As the of Director of Public Safety, Chief Campbell oversaw the operations of the police and fire departments, and served as the town’s emergency management director.

“I have truly enjoyed my time serving the people of Fort Fairfield,” stated Chief Campbell.  “Leaving the department was a very difficult decision to make, but I know the community will continue to be well-served by the dedicated officers of the police department and the officers and volunteers who serve in the fire department.”

Fort Fairfield Police Sergeant Shawn Newell was promoted to Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police by the Fort Fairfield Town Manager on February 18th.  Newell, a 21-year veteran of law enforcement, started working as sergeant for the Fort Fairfield Police Department in 2009.

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve as Fort Fairfield's Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police,” said Newell.  “Working with Chief Campbell for the past four years has been a great learning experience.  I look forward to continuing to provide the same standard of excellent service to our citizens that has become expected thanks to Chief Campbell’s dedication and leadership."

“While we are sad to see Chief Campbell move on, we appreciate his years of service to our community,” said Town Manager, Jim Risner.  “We take solace in the fact that his expertise and experience will remain, as his influence on the lives and careers of the men and women he has served with will continue to serve our community for years to come.”

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