Drivers reminded to stop for school buses


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Back to school means more school buses back on the road that drivers need to pay attention to.

John T. Cyr & Sons bus company alone will have about three thousand school buses on the roads across the state. Drivers are reminded that they must watch for the blinking lights when driving behind a shcool bus- yellow lights mean slow down and red lights and the bus's stop sign mean stop until the school bus starts moving again. Not stopping for a school bus could put children boarding or exiting the bus in danger.

"So a child whose waiting for the bus, the bus arrives and the red lights come on, may often just run across the road without looking both ways. And awful things happen if a driver coming the other way in their automobile fails to stop or see that child," said Rick Soules, General Manager of John T. Cyr & Sons bus company.

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The 2015 Bangor Firefighter Calendar is released


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two years after the last edition, the 2015 Bangor Firefighter Calendar has been released.

This year's calender features 12 male firefighters and one female firefighter - posing for a good cause. The calender is a bi-yearly fundraiser created and distributed by the Bangor Fire Department to raise money to maintain the Hose Five Fire Museum - a more than 100-year-old firehouse that once served as Bangor's main fire station. Many photos in the calendar were shot inside the museum and featured vintage tools and firetrucks.

"All the money from what we sell goes right directly to the museum. And by doing that, that calendar has improved that building- put a brand new slate roof on it, we've got a brand new heating system. It's an older building so it takes a lot of money to keep it going," said Bangor Fire Captain Matt Costello.

The 2015 Bangor Firefighter Calendar is released


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two years after the last edition, the 2015 Bangor Firefighter Calendar has been released.

This year's calender features 12 male firefighters and one female firefighter - posing for a good cause. The calender is a bi-yearly fundraiser created and distributed by the Bangor Fire Department to raise money to maintain the Hose Five Fire Museum - a more than 100-year-old firehouse that once served as Bangor's main fire station. Many photos in the calendar were shot inside the museum and featured vintage tools and firetrucks.

"All the money from what we sell goes right directly to the museum. And by doing that, that calendar has improved that building- put a brand new slate roof on it, we've got a brand new heating system. It's an older building so it takes a lot of money to keep it going," said Bangor Fire Captain Matt Costello.

Join the Buddy to Buddy team at the Maine Race for the Cure in Bangor


Bangor, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Join the Buddy to Buddy team at the Maine Komen Race for the Cure in Bangor on Sunday, September 21.

The annual race and walk will take place on the Bangor waterfront. If you'd like to join our Buddy to Buddy team, visit the Komen Race for the Cure site and make sure you register under the team "Buddy to Buddy." Registration is $25.00.

Buddy to Buddy is NEWS CENTER's breast cancer awareness program and is sponsored by Stanley Subaru. Make sure your remind your buddy to get her yearly mammogram.

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Body of drowned man recovered from Donnell Pond


FRANKLIN, Maine
(NEWS CENTER)-- The body of a man who went into the water at Donnell Pond Sunday evening was discovered Monday morning. The man was boating with four others when he jumped into the water to retrieve a bottle, but never resurfaced.

Warden Services say witnesses contacted them just after 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and told them 33-year-old Ian MacDonnell of Bar Harbor jumped from their motor boat into the water, but didn't come back up.

Witnesses say the man started to struggle in the water, so the other boaters threw him a line and began to pull him in.

That's when MacDonnell went underwater and never resurfaced.

The man was reportedly underwater for 6 minutes when Warden Service got the call. They say MacDonnell wasn't wearing a life jacket.

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

Veggies for All: Fresh produce for local food pantry

On the third Saturday of every month, from 6:00 to 8:00 am cars line up at the drive-through window of the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry in Unity, Maine.

In that hour and a half, the pantry is able to provide food to about 275 families or nearly 700 people throughout its community. Each family that drives up to the window gets a box full of non perishable food items topped with freshly harvested vegetables. Read more ...

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