The Construction on River Road in East Conway has been completed and the road reopened to commuters. Crews started Monday working on the road in order to allow traffic to utilize both lanes of the road during the upcoming winter season. The road was originally not expected to be reopened until Friday.
The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Meeting filled the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel with laughter and community spirit. During the event Emily Smith-Mossman and John Colbath were presented with this years White Mountains Treasure Awards for their outstanding community service and commitment to the Mt. Washington Valley. The two were congratulated in statements sent by Governor Maggie Hassan, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Senator Kelly Ayotte. Guests dined on their choice of several delicious entrées as they enjoyed a chance to network with the multitude of influential people from throughout the valley, including a quick visit by Governor Maggie Hassan. Comedian Juston Mckinney capped the night off perfectly leaving the audience roaring with laughter.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials say they’re prepared to legally enforce the state’s “voluntary” quarantine on health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients.
Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew declined Tuesday to comment specifically on the case of nurse Kaci Hickox, who was confined against her will at a New Jersey hospital.
Hickox treated sick patients in West Africa but says she’s symptom-free. She’s staying in Maine. Her lawyer has insisted she’s not under quarantine.
Mayhew says Maine’s policies go above and beyond federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which require monitoring but not quarantine. She says she’ll “pursue legal authority” for anyone violating the voluntary in-home quarantine.
The state on Monday said there would be a quarantine for Hickox and made it sound mandatory but later said it was voluntary.
River Road in East Conway will be closed starting today and wont be reopening till the end of the day Friday. The closure is in order to make temporary repairs to enable The use of both lanes of the road through the winter season. Any one who needs to travel on River Road is going to have to find an alternative route during their for most of the week.