David Flanagan, longtime Central Maine Power executive, dies

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — David Flanagan has died at age 74 after a varied career that included two stints at the helm of Maine’s largest electricity provider. A family spokesperson says Flanagan died Thursday after battling cancer. Flanagan was leading Central Maine Power during the disastrous 1998 ice storm and later returned to lead the utility out of a series of missteps. The utility and Flanagan enjoyed high favorability ratings. Flanagan also ran for governor, served as president of the University of Southern Maine and earned a reputation as a turnaround specialist.