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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 …

Kaci Hickox says she’s ‘humbled’ by judge’s decision, public support during press conference

By Ashley Conti on Oct. 31, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
Kaci Hickox, the Fort Kent nurse who recently returned home after working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone, addresses the media Friday from her Fort Kent home. She speaks about the Fort Kent District Court judge not allowing state health officials to prevent her from entering public places or restrict …
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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 …

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 …
 
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