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Cinderella Project offers prom dresses to Maine HS girls

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Prom season can come with a high cost when it comes to picking out that perfect prom dress. But one project is letting high school girls something to wear to prom at no cost at all, as long as they pledge to pay it forward.

The Cinderella Project has been bringing free prom dresses to girls in the state of Maine for eight years now. On Sunday, they handed out the 1000th dress during their third and final cinderella giveaway of the 2013 prom season.

The dresses come at no cost to an individual, as long as they can pay the good deed forward whether it be through volunteering or simply just donating the dress back to the cinderella project after prom.

The cinderella project aims to bring high school girls the full prom experience they deserve.

 

 

 

 

Health Foundation Announces Grants to Improve Care at Five Community Mental Health Centers

$25,000 grants will support plans to connect patients who receive mental health services and substance abuse treatment with primary care providers

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) announced today that its Board of Trustees has approved planning grants of $25,000 each to five nonprofit community mental health organizations to improve how basic primary care services are provided for people experiencing serious mental illness.  The organizations receiving awards are Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc., Charlotte White Center, HealthReach Network Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, The Opportunity Alliance, and Tri-County Mental Health Services. 

Family believes teen committed suicide after being bullied

THORNDIKE, Maine (NECN) - Both
the Waldo County Sheriff's Department and a central Maine school district are
investigating the death of a 13 year old student who attended Mt. View Middle
School in Thorndike.

Harley
Donna McGuire, who everyone called "Kitty," committed suicide Tuesday.

The
family believes she took her life because she was being bullied by other
children at school.

Donna
and Fred McGuire of Troy, who raised Kitty from her infancy, choked back tears
remembering their granddaughter.

Developers pull plug on propane tank in Searsport

SEARSPORT, Maine (AP) - Developers have pulled the plug on a proposed 14-story-high liquid propane storage tank in the town of Searsport.

A spokeswoman for Denver-based DCP Midstream said Tuesday that the company is no longer interested in pursuing construction of the 22.7-million-gallon tank.

Town officials said they were awaiting official word that the application had been withdrawn.

The project was controversial in and around Searsport.

Some neighboring towns expressed worries about the risk of the tank exploding or catching fire, or its potential impact on traffic, public safety and tourism.

"This is Home: Tourney Time '13"

Catch your favorite moments from the 2013 Tourney!