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    June 17, 2022

    Obituary – Gregory Hoffer

    Gregory William Hoffer, 24, of Kennebunkport and Maplewood, New Jersey, succumbed to a nearly lifelong battle with mental illness on May 15, 2022, despite his being a light and inspiration to so many. Born in Livingston, New Jersey, on Dec. 10, 1997, and raised in Maplewood, Greg graduated from Columbia High School, earned his bachelor […]

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    June 17, 2022

    Obituary – John Hunt

    John C. Hunt, 78, of Kennebunkport, passed away due to pneumonia on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, surrounded by his loving family. Jack, as he was known by everyone, was born April 29, 1944, in New York City, the son of Gaillard and Pauline M. Ward Hunt Jr. He […]

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    June 17, 2022

    Obituary – Marilyn Kinsella

    Marilyn A. Kinsella passed away in the morning of Feb. 27, 2022, in her home at Orchid Island, Florida. She was 83 years old. Born on June 18, 1938, in Mount Vernon, New York, to George and Marion Gierer, Marilyn was the oldest of her five siblings. Even as a young girl, she displayed a […]

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    June 17, 2022

    Obituary – Bill Hennig

    Bill Hennig passed peacefully to the Lord on June 10, 2022. Bill was born on June 17, 1930, in New York. His parents William E. and Margret (Alpers) Hennig, born in Germany, met in New York after immigrating to the United States in the 1920s. His father owned one of the largest bakeries on Long […]

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    June 16, 2022

    Honor Roll – Old Orchard Beach High School

    Quarter 4 Grade 12 Highest Honors: Melissa Pelletier, Emily Tucker High Honors: Riley Fish, Makayla Gagnon, Gavin Sperlich Honors: Eldon Beaudoin, Cody Blakie, Ganelle Ferguson, Laci Hall, Ryan Harding, Alexander Hodgkins, Jacob Payea, Santino Perrone, Kellen Zecchinelli Grade 11 Highest Honors: Brie Blanchette, Elise MacNair, Margaret Nason High Honors: Brady Croteau Honors: Nichole Bennett, Ally […]

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    June 16, 2022

    Obituary – Clara Shuffleburg

    Clara Shuffleburg, Tissie to all who knew her, 97 years young, passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, June 12, 2022, with her loving family at her side. Tissie was born May 1, 1925, in Lynn, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles W. and Mary McIsaac Tufts Sr. Her youth was spent in Lynn, where she […]

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    June 16, 2022

    Obituary – David Hall, Sr.

    David Spencer Hall, Sr., 93, of Kennebunkport, and Intervale, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2022. David was born March 7, 1929 in Boston, and grew up in Melrose. He was the son of Harry Alphonso Hall, Jr. and Dolores Madeleine Spencer Hall. David began his scholarly pursuits at Choate and later graduated […]

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    June 16, 2022

    Letters to the Editor

    Alumni board supports scholarships To the editor, Congratulations to the Biddeford Saint Louis Alumni Association Board of Directors. The alumni association was organized on Jan. 7, 1940, and was incorporated under Maine State Statute on Dec. 20, 1946, primarily to provide financial support for area youth programs and the awarding of academic scholarships to youth […]

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    June 16, 2022

    A Window on the Past – John Toft and the R.J. Peacock Canning Company

    Anyone familiar with the history of the Maine sardine canning industry will have heard of Peacock Canning. While the company was founded in Lubec, most people in the Portland area are familiar with the company’s Portland factory that was located on Brown’s Wharf. It was the largest of Portland’s sardine canneries. We’ve never really taken […]

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    June 16, 2022

    Community News – Creation of Public Arts Committee announced

    The city of South Portland introduced a newly-formed Public Arts Committee. The Public Arts Committee consists of seven volunteers from throughout the city. According to a June 6 news release, “The committee’s focus will be on bringing all facets of the arts into the community; from murals and public sculptures, to dance and music. The […]

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