Saturday, June 23, 2007

Airport eases ban on giving treats to troops

Left: Volunteers with Maine Troop Greeters meet a military flight at Bangor International Airport.

BANGOR, Maine — Volunteer greeters will once again be allowed to offer snacks to military personnel traveling Bangor International Airport, airport officials said Friday.

“It is clear that we over-reacted by imposing a ban on food items,” airport Director Rebecca Hupp said in a statement.

“While we had concerns over certain food items, particularly those that require refrigeration or special handling, a complete ban was not required or called for. I would like to apologize to our troops, the troop greeters and the community and thank those who communicated their concerns to us on this issue,” Hupp said.

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