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Community saddened to hear news of Barbara Bush's failing health

Despite only being in Maine for half the year, people in Kennebunkport say Barbara and George H.W. Bush are a big part of the community. (WGME)

KENNEBUNKPORT (WGME) -- Despite only being in Maine for half the year, people in Kennebunkport say Barbara and George H.W. Bush are a big part of the community.

People in town were very sad to hear the news of Barbara's failing health.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush is well known in Kennebunkport.

While the weather kept many people from walking in town Monday, those who were in Kennebunkport had Barbara and the Bushes on their mind.

Luanne MacDonald, owner of the Hurricane restaurant in Dock Square says Barbara and George H.W. Bush are regulars in the restaurant.

“They come in quite a bit, and in their healthier days, when they came in to dine they would go from table to table and talk to all the guests, and when they left they'd get a standing ovation,” MacDonald said.

She says whether they were dining in town or giving back in charity events, they were part of the community.

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