March 9, 2008 |
The low point in Kimberly Henderson's struggle to keep her family warm came in early January when she was too broke to order an oil delivery and had to buy a 5-gallon container to take to her dealer so they'd have enough fuel to make it through the night. But later that month, with the gauge on her 275-gallon tank again approaching empty, Henderson's fortunes turned around when she got a phone call from a local clergyman: He had just received a donation that would provide her with 50 gallons of heating fuel that day. "I could have cried," said Henderson, a 40-year-old single mother of three who lives in a rental home in downtown Bangor.
May 18, 2005 |
An Alitalia jet headed to Boston was diverted to Bangor because a passenger's name matched that of a person on the U.S. government's no-fly list, but the FBI later said the man was not a suspected terrorist and referred him to immigration authorities. Flight 618 from Milan, Italy, landed at Bangor International Airport, where the passenger and his luggage were removed. The nationality of the man was not immediately available.
April 24, 2005
Re "Welcome Stop for Warriors," Column One, April 20: As I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee it was heartwarming to read about the citizens of Bangor, Maine, and their dedication to our troops. Their willingness to greet our Marines, sailors and soldiers, no matter what the weather or time, shows that there is good in this world. As the wife of a retired Marine, I know what these men and women are going through, and if we are ever in Maine in the near future, you can be sure that my husband and I will make it a point to join these fine citizens in their noble pursuit.
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April 20, 2005 |
Tired and bleary-eyed, Marines of the 1st Battalion, 7th Regiment, based at Twentynine Palms, Calif., were finally back on U.S. soil after seven months on the front lines in Iraq. But they were still many miles and hours from their families and the homecoming they longed for. Their officers told them they would be on the ground for 60 to 90 minutes while their chartered plane was refueled. So they disembarked and began walking through the airport terminal corridor to a small waiting room.
June 20, 1999 |
More and more transatlantic planes are stopping here to drop off unruly passengers in what seems to be a streak of recent "air rage." As of last week, three Britons, arrested over five weeks, were in the county jail charged with separate airborne offenses. On average, only eight to 12 planes drop off belligerent passengers here in an entire year.
October 17, 1990 |
A hunter was found innocent today of manslaughter charges in the death of a woman he shot and killed when he mistook her for a deer two years ago. Donald Rogerson, a 47-year-old supermarket produce manager, was charged in the Nov. 15, 1988, death of Karen Wood, a 37-year-old mother of twin 1-year-old girls. Wood was shot once in the chest as she stood about 130 feet behind her home in Hermon, a rural Bangor suburb.