Brian McGrory

Maine seafood shack owner claws to the top

To grasp the full magnitude of what happened in New York City that Thursday evening in June, you have to go back to the previous night in Kennebunk, Maine, to an ancient little restaurant called The Clam Shack that hangs perilously on the shores of the Kennebunk River.

Steve Kingston is the likable owner, and as such he’s a one-man force of nature — boiling, shucking, frying, cleaning. You name it, he does it, though the truth is, ­Jeni, his wife, does even more.

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