WATERBURY, Conn. — Jon Kellogg, former managing editor for the Portland Press Herald in Maine and the Maine Sunday Telegram has died. He was 68.

Kellogg was executive editor of Connecticut’s Republican-American newspaper from 1997 until this past June, when he retired.

“We mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, and we extend our sympathy to his wife, Tammalene, and his family,” Republican-American Publisher William J. Pape II said in his newspaper.

Kellogg was also a member of The New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Hall of Fame and received the Yankee Quill award for his contributions to journalism in the region.

He died Monday at his home in Harwinton. His brother-in-law, Bill Mitman, says the cause was undetermined.

Kellogg spent 16 years with The Associated Press, including 10 years as bureau chief for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He also served as executive editor of The Sun in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Funeral arrangements were not available Tuesday morning.

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