Monday is the third consecutive day replacement nurses have been on the job at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.The nurses gave their notice of a pending strike more than ten days ago.The administration at EMMC decided to lock the nurses out and bring in replacement nurses to cover these three days worth of shifts.The lockout lasted through the weekend and at 5:30 Monday morning the picket line formed as the nurses went on strike.Despite the snow and the cold the nurses were holding signs and walking up and down State Street on the sidewalk next to the hospital.The administration has a press conference scheduled for 1 o’clock Monday afternoon.We’ll be there and will have the latest information for you when it becomes available.
Last year, a bill to prohibit face-down physical restraints in Maine schools failed to win support in the Legislature’s education committee.Now, the Department of Education is preparing to come back to lawmakers with a bill to better define, document and control the use of physical restraints and seclusion in schools.A local newspaper says the department has met with about 25 educators, children’s advocates and others who offered suggestions on how to change rules that many say are unclear, lack necessary oversight and are potentially harmful to kids.
A group of civic and business leaders, including representatives of Hollywood Slots, local banks, and the Bangor Mall, are announcing their support for a new event and convention center in Bangor.Friends of the Maine Center said on Sunday that they want the Bangor City Council to move ahead with the proposed project as soon as possible.They point to an economic impact study that shows the facility would create more than 400 jobs and return $26,000,000 annually to the local economy.
The week of November 22nd TV5 is going to introduce you to some of the Red Cross Real Hero award winners.Stories of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers coming together in a time of need.Justin left Hermon High School on that late November afternoon and decided to go and see his friend, they called another friend to join them, but when he arrived, something seemed wrong.”Went out to see what was going on with Jacob, he told me that he thought Johnna had gone off the bridge so we jumped in his truck, I really though he was just playing with me.””You wouldn’t have known anything it was so far down you probably would have seen the snowmobile bridge tore up but you know you could have thought somebody vandalized it or something, but you wouldn’t have ever been able to see the car.”Justin has known Johnna Kenney since middle school and it didn’t take long to recognize her car, even with it upside down.”Immediately when I saw the car I yelled back to Jacob you got to call 911.”Justin then made his way down the steep embankment to the waters edge.”She was screaming that somebody please help her, she knew she was going to die and then I jumped into the water and told her to hold on but she couldn’t hear me.””The first step I took brought me up to my knee, the second one brought me up to my waist, I could feel the current of the water.””It happened really quickly, and she was still screaming so I was trying to figure out how I was going to get the door open.
Thanks to the Discovery Museum, some families will have decorative centerpieces for their Thanksgiving table.Children got to decorate a centerpiece basket with a Thanksgiving theme Sunday at the museum.Organizers say its just another way to get the kids excited for the holidays and feel like they are contributing.” Well it’s always exciting to get people ready for the holidays.
Thirteen years ago, the American Legion Post 207 wanted to help families in need during the holidays.Today, kids throughout Hancock County have a spot on their nice list.”When this whole thing started several years ago it was really spear headed by a guy named Tommy Dean, who was a local DJ and a friend of mine.
Folks looking to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping could head to the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church Saturday for their crafts fair.The planning for the fair starts back in the summer and then folks start putting the crafts together in September.Folks could find wreaths, ornaments, baked goods and much more at the fair.They didn’t leave the kids out either.
Bingo, that’s what folks in Brewer were saying Saturday.It was Affiliated Healthcare System’s fourth annual Prize Bingo Fundraiser.All the proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.Organizers say plenty of people came out to show support.And prizes were being won left and right.But they say the real winner is the Children’s Miracle Network.” CMN is a great cause and a great organization to donate your money to.
In their latest effort to show support for their fellow nurses, union nurses from Eastern Maine Medical Center, along with members of the community gathered Saturday morning outside the hospital as the night shift left work.Saturday marked the first day of a two day lock-out at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Replacement nurses are patrolling the halls of the hospital.” Tears on the way here, there were tears on the way of people leaving.