Belfast police are asking for the public’s help in reporting suspicious behavior after a man allegedly approached a group of boys playing in a city park and made a sexual suggestion to them. The man is described as looking to be in his 60’s, with a long white ponytail, and was wearing a hat with ear flaps.

A proposal set to be reviewed today in Augusta would allow Maine courts to keep high-risk individuals from possessing firearms, creating a community protection order that would authorize the court to order the person to surrender their firearms for 21 days. But first, it would have to be proved that the person poses a danger of doing injury to others or to themselves.

Attorney General Janet Mills says Maine is getting an award of 35 million dollars in a settlement with the tobacco industry to go into the fund for Healthy Maine over the next twelve months. She says the money could be used to help implement the voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Governor LePage, however, is criticizing the proposal, stating that it would be a short-term fix and the Mills is only proposing it because she’s running for governor.

A potluck in Ellsworth this weekend will benefit the Healthy Acadia Recovery Coach program. From 2:30 to 5:30 on Sunday, folks are invited to stop by Your Place Incorporated on Old Mill Road, for a meal and to meet others interested in promoting and supporting recovery. Donations will be accepted at the door.

It’s almost prom season again, and so the Cinderella project is once again offering free dresses to local girls. The non-profit will set up shop this Saturday from 9 to 2 in Reny’s Plaza in Belfast, and next Saturday, the 14th, at Gardiner High school.

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