Andrew Birden

Stories from Andrew Birden

30 October 2014

FORT KENT - On Thursday,, October 30, Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, rode bicycles for a short distance near their home in Fort Kent, Maine.

According to eyewitnesses, she and Wilbur road bicycles from their home with two state police cruisers following. The couple turned onto a nearby multi-use trail that locals know of as the Heritage Trail.  The couple traveled a short distance down the trail before turning around and returning to the home.

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29 October 2014

FORT KENT – At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, Kaci Hickox, with boyfriend Ted Wilbur joining her to stand outside their Fort Kent home, said she has been unable to reach an agreement with the Maine attorney general regarding the state's desire to confine her to her home for the remainder of a 21-day quarantine.

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29 October 2014

FORT KENT - On Wednesday, October 29, the Fort Kent Lady Warriors enjoyed a solid win over the Piscatiquis Pirates with a score of 6-1.

Playing on a soggy field for quarterfinal, Danielle Pelletier led Fort Kent with a pair of goals, and Erin Chasse added a goal and an assist.

Fort Kent advances to play in a Friday seminal. Opponent, site and time TBD. 

Story to follow.

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29 October 2014

FORT KENT – Bishop Deeley of the Portland Catholic Diocese issued a statement Wednesday morning, Oct. 29, stating: “In a time of uncertainty surrounding a health threat to people abroad and now, potentially at home, it is in our very nature to be concerned and yes, perhaps even to react with fear.

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28 October 2014

FORT KENT –With folks worried about the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the St. John Valley, Northern Maine Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Sullivan delivered assurance in the midst of news that nurse Kaci Hickox may be returning or has already returned to Fort Kent.

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27 October 2014

FORT KENT – Reports indicate that nurse Kaci Hickox, a resident of Fort Kent, is returning home after an extended trip caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, though it is unclear as to when that may be.

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26 October 2014

In a previous version of this article, Fiddlehead Focus reported Kaci Hickox lives in Fort Kent. At this time it is unclear if she lives in Fort Kent or if she was only planning to visit.

NEW JERSEY – Kaci Hickox, with connections to Fort Kent, Maine, who recently returned from one of the countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, said an inaccurate thermometer reading and new protocols caused the state of New Jersey to place her under quarantine.

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25 October 2014

BELFAST – Fort Kent Senior Mathew Toussaint was the region's fastest runner at the Class C Eastern Maine Regional Crosscountry Championship on October 25 in Belfast, Maine.

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14 October 2014

NEW CANADA – At approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, October 11, a woman drove her car into a field in New Canada, left the scene and reported her vehicle as stolen.

8 October 2014

FORT KENT – A Fort Kent Community High School student who was at the heart of a school lockdown yesterday, will avoid criminal charges related to the incident, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier.

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7 October 2014

Sometimes calling our political leaders actually works.

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7 October 2014

AUTUMN AMPHIBIAN - Unknown persons created a strange, mysterious and attractive sculpture in a small creek connecting Pushineer Pond to another pond. Though the creator, or creators, have yet to come forward, Fiddlehead Focus offers this jigsaw puzzle to celebrate the mystery of DeBoullie Henge. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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1 October 2014

AUTUMN AMPHIBIAN - During a recent trip to the top of Deboullie Mountain, Fiddlehead Focus publisher Andrew Birden took many pictures of the gorgeous vistas that the trail reveals, but there were just as many beautiful and interesting images that were much closer to the camera, such as this frog (or toad?  Viewers, which one is it?) hiding in the fall leaves. This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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30 September 2014

DEBOULLIE PUBLIC LANDS/T15 R9 WELS – As September slowed to a close, fall colors reached their height in an ancient, forested region surrounding Deboullie Mountain in Northern Maine.

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23 September 2014

ACADIA OF THE LANDS AND FOREST– It happened while most folks were asleep. On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:29 p.m., the length of the time for daylight and nighttime were exactly the same.

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23 September 2014

STINKIN' GOOD PUMPKIN PIE - The winner of the scarecrow decorating contest for 2014 was Main Street Styles. While walking down Main Street on Saturday, photographer Andrew Birden came across one of the co-owners of the popular salon and retail shop, Catherine Jandreau. She took a moment to show off her granddaughter, Halle Jandreau, and to explain to Birden that the display with the humanoid pumpkin was  "...exactly what it looks like." This image is this week's jigsaw puzzle. - Photo by Andrew Birden

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23 September 2014

FORT KENT – A few days ago, Diane Berube of St. John noticed a bit of crude graffiti on the wall of one of the rustic shelters along the Heritage Trail, and she decided to do something about it.