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Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, addresses the media

By Ashley Conti on Oct. 30, 2014, at 9:19 p.m.
Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, addresses the media Thursday evening at their home in Fort Kent. Hickox returned last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients. She is fighting a 21-day home quarantine.
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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 …
Environmental groups in Maine have raised concerns about potential environmental harm to the St. John Valley if a massive pipeline proposal from TransCanada is approved. The Energy East pipeline, submitted to Canadian regulators for approval this week, would transport tar sands crude oil from Alberta east to New Brunswick.

Conservation groups fret about proposed Canadian oil pipeline’s impact on St. John Valley

By Darren Fishell on Oct. 30, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
Four conservation groups said Thursday they are launching a campaign to warn northern and eastern Maine residents about possible environmental harms from a $10.8 billion crude oil pipeline proposed by TransCanada. The announcement came in response to the company’s filing of a formal application to build North America’s largest and …

RSU 29 superintendent says shuffling of students following closure of Wellington has worked well so far

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 30, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
HOULTON | For students in every building in RSU 29 in Houlton, it has been a time of change. Most of the students who had attended the pre-kindergarten through third-grade Wellington School in Monticello began the year at Houlton Elementary School, after the decision was made to close Wellington. …
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 …
From the community

Annual Chicken Pie Supper

By Ronald Gallagher on Oct. 30, 2014, at 9:17 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Limestone United Methodist Church, 2 Burleigh St., Limestone Limestone United Methodist Church will host our annual Chicken Pie Supper on Tue, November 4th from 5:00PM to 6:30PM at 2 Burleigh Street, Limestone, Maine. Come enjoy homemade chicken pie, mashed potatoes, …

More than 1,000 in Aroostook, Hancock counties lose power

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 29, 2014, at 8:59 p.m.
BANGOR | Crews from Emera Maine are attempting to restore power after a Wednesday night outage in Caribou, likely related to the severe storms moving through the area. About 1,358 customers in Aroostook and Hancock counties are affected, Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts said in an alert issued Wednesday …

Kaci Hickox interview with ABC News

on Oct. 29, 2014, at 4:01 p.m.

Maine Center for Disease Control worker speaks with Kaci Hickox

By Ashley Conti on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
A Maine Center for Disease Control worker leaves the house where Kaci Hickox is staying Wednesday in Fort Kent. Hickox, the nurse released from isolation after returning last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, is saying she will fight 21-day home quarantine.
From the community
Steve Ouellette (left), President of Frank Martin & Sons, Inc. of Fort Kent presents the TD Bank Golf Tournament “traveling putter” to Francine Stark, the Executive Director of the Hope and Justice Project. Regional Vice President of TD Bank, Michael Kelley (right) took part in the presentation.

Unique fundraiser raises domestic violence awareness

on Oct. 29, 2014, at 10:32 a.m.
AROOSTOOK COUNTY – The generosity of a local businessman is bringing increased awareness to the issue of domestic violence and the help available through the Hope and Justice Project. Steve Ouellette, President of Frank Martin and Sons, Inc. of Fort Kent was the high bidder on a special putter during the …
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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 …

Maine DHHS commissioner outlines Ebola protocol

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 28, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew outlines Ebola protocol.
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on Oct. 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday.

Lawyer for Fort Kent nurse held on Ebola fears says she won’t abide by quarantine

By Dawn Gagnon and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 28, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
UPDATE: Kaci Hickox back in Fort Kent, vows to fight 21-day isolation Attorneys for a nurse released from isolation in New Jersey after returning to the U.S. from West Africa say she will not comply with Maine health officials’ requirements that she remain under quarantine at home for 21 days. Kaci …

Students hear drug case appeal as Maine Supreme Judicial Court visits Presque Isle

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 28, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
The case of a 34-year-old Sanford man who was convicted of drug crimes in an Aroostook County courtroom last year was just one of the appeals heard by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court when the justices visited Presque Isle High School on Tuesday. The Law Court …
Media outlets were set up outside the Fort Kent home of Kaci Hickox and Ted Wilbur on Tuesday.

Fort Kent nurse released from NJ isolation on Ebola fears not yet back home

By Julia Bayly and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 28, 2014, at 1:07 p.m.
A nurse released from isolation after returning to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients, is not heading back to Fort Kent right away, according to local officials. On Tuesday, there was no sign of Kaci Hickox or her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, a …
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who arrived in New Jersey on Oct. 24 after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, speaks to her lawyer Norman Siegel from a hospital quarantine tent in Newark, New Jersey, on Sunday.

Nurse who treated Ebola patients returning to Maine

By Julia Bayly and Jackie Farwell on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
A nurse released from isolation at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients in West Africa headed home to Maine on Monday, with state health officials seeking to quarantine the woman at her residence in Fort Kent and monitor her for signs of illness. Nurse Kaci Hickox has not …
People walk near the University Hospital where a nurse was being held in isolation for Ebola symptoms in Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. Nurse Kaci Hickox later began to travel back to her home in Maine to complete her quarantine.

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

By Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan, Reuters on Oct. 27, 2014, at 6:04 p.m.
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease …
From the community

Fixing Felines by 5 Months program started

on Oct. 27, 2014, at 5:02 p.m.
Because of the large number of unwanted and unplanned kittens born each year in Maine, there is a new campaign to promote “fixing felines by five.”  Cats who are altered before “maturity” will not produce unexpected early litters, not go into repeated stressful heat cycles and almost certainly not develop …
A tractor-trailer sits off the side of Interstate 95 in Island Falls after it was involved in an accident Monday morning.

Police respond to accident involving wood chip truck in The County

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 27, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
ISLAND FALLS | A truck driver escaped injury Monday morning after his rig left the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, state police said. Steven Haggan, 26, was hauling wood chips when his truck left the road at mile marker 278 around 6:30 a.m., Trooper John Darcy said in a …
This tan 2004 Pontiac SUV was found abandoned in Linneus, Maine. Police say Herbert Winship, 38, of Houlton, was the driver.

Man arrested, accused of leaving scene of County crash

By Tony Reaves on Oct. 27, 2014, at 7:44 a.m.
LINNEUS | Police arrested a Houlton man Sunday who they say abandoned the SUV he was driving after hitting a mailbox and a utility pole on Burton Road. Herbert Winship, 38, was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension and on three outstanding arrest warrants and brought to …
 
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