Chairman of Oakhurst Dairy Passes Away 

From the Associated Press:Stanley Taylor Bennett II, who builtOakhurst Dairy into the largest independent dairy in Maine, hasdied of pancreatic cancer. He was 64. Bennett died Wednesday in Scarborough. His death was confirmedby Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home. Born in 1947, Bennett joined a family business founded by hisgrandfather, soon after graduating from Tufts University. He becamepresident in 1983 and chairman after his father died in 1999. Thebusiness now employs about 230 people and distributes milk acrossMaine, New Hampshire and parts of Vermont and Massachusetts. Bennett was well-known for his involvement and contributions tocommunity organizations. He is survived by three children, his former wife and sixbrothers and sisters. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday. U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement- “I am saddened to learn of Stan’s passing.  He was devoted not only to his family and his business, but he also contributed so generously to his community and to our entire state.  As the leader of Northern New England’s largest independent dairy company, his entrepreneurial spirit and success were an inspiration to many.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”