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Harold Alfond Dies 

Harold Alfond has died. Alfond founded Dexter Shoe and went on to become one of Maine’sbest known philanthropists.

Gov. Baldacci confirmned Alfond’s passing at a press conference Friday morning.

Aflond gave millions of dollars to the University of Maine, Colby College, the Goodwill-Hinckley Homes for Boys &amp: girls, St. Joseph’s College, and many other non-profits.

He recentlydonated seven million dollars to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care at MaineGeneral Medical Center, which opened last summer.

Harold Alfond was 93 years old.