Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

 
Architect's rendering of what the new community center in Presque Isle is expected to look like.

$1.5 million gift boosts Presque Isle community center project

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 12, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
Thanks to a $1.5 million donation from a local family, construction of a new Presque Isle community center may go out to bids early in the new year. The Presque Isle Community Center Project Campaign Committee announced Monday the gift from Bruce Sargent’s family. “There is …
The jaws of life were used to free a Presque Isle woman from her car following a late-night, two-vehicle accident in Monticello.

Late-night collision sends Presque Isle woman to hospital

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 12, 2014, at 8:55 a.m.
MONTICELLO | A Presque Isle woman was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with serious injuries following a late-night, two-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 1 in Monticello, according to the Maine State Police. Sgt. Brian Harris on Wednesday morning said Patricia Perkins, 35, of Presque Isle, was …
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Fort Kent native North Shore Medium bringing messages from the other side

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 11, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
Like Demi Moore’s character in the 1990 movie “Ghost,” pretty much anyone who has lost a loved one would give anything for just more more chance to talk to them. In the movie, Whoopi Goldberg plays a reluctant medium who in the end opens a channel …
High winds and heavy, wet snow topped trees and utility poles during the Nov. 2 storm, leaving more than 140,000 homes without power in central and Down East Maine.

Snowstorm took a toll on power lines and trees

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 09, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
FORT KENT | Not since the ice storm of 1998 left thousands of Mainers without power have repair crews seen damage like what followed last weekend’s snowstorm in central and Down East Maine. “We have a 37-year [repair crew] veteran who’s retired, and we brought him back in to …
Kaci Hickox (L) joined by her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent in this October 2014 file photo.

Nurse Kaci Hickox, boyfriend open up about the forced quarantine battle, leaving Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 09, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
At the Moose Shack restaurant, there’s about $250 in gift certificates waiting for nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, purchased for the couple from people in Ohio, Washington, Indiana and Missouri during the peak of the media frenzy around them. As Hickox’s 21-day monitoring …
Downed lines on Sanford Street in Bangor left the road closed and area residents unable to leave their homes after a storm brought several inches of wet snow on Nov. 3, 2014.

Emera Maine expects to resolve remaining outages by end of Saturday

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
Emera Maine anticipates having power restored by the end of the day Saturday to most of the 665 customers still in the dark from last week’s storm, according to a company statement. “Power is expected to be restored to all but seasonal customers by the end of the day today, …
Nurse Kaci Hickox (left), joined by her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, speaks with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, Maine on Oct. 31, 2014.

Kaci Hickox’s boyfriend withdraws from nursing program at UMFK

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
FORT KENT | Ted Wilbur, the boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, has formally withdrawn from the nursing program at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the two plan to move away from Fort Kent within the week. Wilbur made his decision after he and the campus apparently …
A blue jay seeks shelter on a branch in Fort Kent during Friday's snowstorm.

Second storm of the week brings snow to northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 07, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
FORT KENT | On Friday, it was northern Maine’s turn for snow when a storm tracking north from the Gulf of Maine dumped up to 6 inches of snow in some parts of northern Aroostook. Parts of the St. John Valley and Presque Isle had 6 inches of snow, …

Jackknifed truck closes down section of Route 1A south of Presque Isle

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 07, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
A section of U.S. Route 1A was closed to traffic Friday morning after a tractor trailer truck jackknifed on Clark Brook Hill. According the the Maine Department of Transportation website, as of 10:30 a.m. the section between Fort Street near the Westfield-Presque Isle town line and …
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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 48th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Nov. 5, 2014.

Paisley, Underwood & a quick ode to Kaci Hickox at the CMAs

on Nov. 06, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Just when it appeared there could not possibly be another satirical play on the Kaci Hickox/Ebola Quarantine story, along come the Country Music Awards. On Wednesday night co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood paused in welcoming all the country music royalty in attendance to musically point out someone who was …
Matthew Chapman, 33, of Mapleton.

Mapleton man charged in domestic violence incident

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 03, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
A Mapleton man has been charged with domestic assault and terrorizing in connection with an altercation with his girlfriend and her family last week, according to police. Last Wednesday, Oct. 29, Aroostook County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Mapleton home Matthew Chapman, 33, shared with his girlfriend …
Ted Wilbur is the boyfriend of Kaci Hickox.

UMFK, Ted Wilbur working out a plan for his return to campus

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 03, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
FORT KENT | Whenever Ted Wilbur, the boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, decides to return to classes on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus, officials say they have a plan in place to respond to student concerns about exposure to Ebola. As it stands, there is nothing …
Downtown Fort Kent is seen Friday. Kaci Hickox returned last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients. She is fighting a 21-day home quarantine.

Phony online Ebola story causing concerns in Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 03, 2014, at 8:50 a.m.
A false story in an online satirical website claiming Kaci Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa where she treated Ebola patients, is in a local hospital showing symptoms of that disease is creating concern and headaches. …
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SNL takes on Kaci Hickox & puts a lighthouse in northern Maine

on Nov. 02, 2014, at 1:53 p.m.
Fort Kent’s place on the international media stage, courtesy of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who came home to Fort Kent after returning to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, was cemented Saturday night when NBC’s Saturday Night Live cold opening aired Gov. Chris Christie vs Hickox. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/snls-megyn-kelly-grills-christie-and-kaci-hickox-over-ebola-quarantine/ It …
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Fort Kent town manager Don Guimond explains how the Ebola situation has impacted the town Friday at the Town Hall. Kaci Hickox returned last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients. She is fighting a 21-day home quarantine.

Fort Kent residents divided on feelings over Kaci Hickox

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 31, 2014, at 6:34 p.m.
On Friday afternoon Kaci Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, thanked the residents of Fort Kent for their support and assured them she was sensitive to their concerns. But not everyone …
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Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier returns to his car after unsuccessfully trying to reach Kaci Hickox and Ted Wilbur Friday at their home in Fort Kent.

After Kaci Hickox wins court reprieve, LePage says he doesn’t trust her

By Julia Bayly and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 31, 2014, at 12:55 p.m.
FORT KENT | A District Court judge will not allow state health officials to prevent nurse Kaci Hickox from entering public places or restrict her movements, according to a temporary order issued Friday. Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ruled the Maine Department of Health and Human Services failed to prove …
Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort Kent, Maine on Oct. 29, 2014.

State petitions to require monitoring, travel limits on nurse Kaci Hickox

By Julia Bayly and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 31, 2014, at 10:57 a.m.
FORT KENT | The state of Maine has filed a temporary petition to require nurse Kaci Hickox to avoid public places and submit to regular health monitoring. The petition, filed in district court in Fort Kent and signed by a judge Thursday, temporarily bans Hickox from public transportation and …
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Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home on Wednesday in Fort Kent. Wilbur also spoke with the press on Thursday about what the couple has been doing while staying at the house.

Boyfriend of Kaci Hickox: ‘We don’t believe we can get anyone sick’

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 30, 2014, at 7:35 p.m.
FORT KENT | Ted Wilbur, the boyfriend of Kaci Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, spoke outside their home on Thursday night and told reporters neither he nor Hickox feel they are a danger …
Ted Wilbur (center) waves good-bye to Moose Shack employee April Hafford after she delivered to him and Kaci Hickox (right) at their home in Fort Kent Thursday. Hickox returned last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients. She is fighting a 21-day home quarantine.

Report: LePage to back off quarantine if Kaci Hickox agrees to blood test

By Julia Bayly and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 30, 2014, at 9:20 a.m.
FORT KENT | The nurse at the center of a quarantine controversy stemming from her work in Ebola-stricken western Africa left her house and hopped on a bicycle to take a ride Thursday morning. Meanwhile, Gov. Paul LePage told ABC News he would drop the state’s demand that Kaci …
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Kaci Hickox (left) and Ted Wilbur address the media during a informal press meeting on Wednesday outside their home in Fort Kent.

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks at Fort Kent home, vows to fight 21-day isolation

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:35 a.m.
Kaci Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, spoke in the company of her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, outside their home on Wednesday night to thank the people of Fort Kent for their …
 
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