September 2, 1991 |
Amid extraordinary security for the vacationing President Bush, some 1,500 demonstrators marched noisily but peacefully through this resort town Sunday, demanding more action on the AIDS crisis. The marchers, blowing whistles and carrying banners, came within half a mile of the Bush family's seaside compound, where police had erected barricades and were massed to stop any intrusion.
November 1, 1991 |
An intense "extra-tropical" Atlantic storm built surging tides that hurled 20-foot waves into low-lying areas along the East Coast Thursday, ravaging houses, boats and beaches from Maine to Florida. More than 100 beachfront homes in Maine, including President Bush's vacation home at Kennebunkport, were damaged. "There is extraordinary damage inside the home and the other buildings" of the Walkers Point compound, Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater told reporters.
September 4, 1990 |
In the midst of the country's greatest foreign policy crisis since the Vietnam War, the inner circle of the U.S. government has become so small that it fits--literally--into a small boat: Fidelity, George Bush's blue-and-white speedster.
June 19, 1988 |
This is a summer place where traditions linger, and where more than one romance has reached high pitch during the pleasant days that unfold between June and September. Gales blow in during winter, but in spring, vacationers trek back, as they do year after year, to spark new life in this seaside resort along the rocky coast of Maine. They hunt for shells and explore sweeping Atlantic beaches and stroll the sands of wild and lonely Parson's Beach.
March 31, 1989 |
President Bush plans to make six trips covering 33 days to his vacation home in Kennebunkport, Me., before the end of summer, the White House said today. French President Francois Mitterrand will be a guest one night during Bush's stay in Kennebunkport on May 19-20. The schedule, announced by Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater, calls for Bush to spend the following nights in Kennebunkport: April 13-16; May 5-7; May 19-20; June 2-4; June 30-July 3 and Aug. 18-Sept. 3.
November 26, 1992 |
President Bush and his wife, Barbara, are spending a long Thanksgiving weekend at their seaside retreat at Kennebunkport, Me. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Sunday. The Bush Thanksgiving menu will include roast turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans with almonds, cranberry sauce, mixed green salad and pecan pie.
April 13, 1992 |
Some guys have all the luck. President Bush has had the taxes on his home in Kennebunkport, Maine, reduced. The Bush property, on a rocky promontory with a dramatic view of the Atlantic Ocean, was reassessed at $1,914,000, down from $2.2 million. That means a savings of almost $4,000 in the President's tax bill. The town of Kennebunkport doubled the assessment on Bush's property in 1990, but assessor Don Hemphill said that was done without getting a look inside the 26-room, wood-shingled home.
July 26, 1989 |
Barbara Bush began her summer vacation today, flying to Kennebunkport, Me., for rest and recreation and lots of family time until after Labor Day. Anna Perez, the First Lady's press secretary, said Mrs. Bush's vacation schedule calls for "playing with her grandchildren, messing around in the garden and catching up on her correspondence."
June 13, 2000 |
Republican George W. Bush promised America's mayors meeting in Seattle that they will have a seat at the decision-making table if he is elected president. He also pledged to address their urban concerns--improving education, making streets safer and increasing homeownership. Speaking by satellite from his parents' vacation home in Kennebunkport, Maine, Bush offered no new policy initiatives but underlined parts of his platform that would please mayors.
August 8, 1991 |
The Bush Administration insisted it is not siding with protesters who have blockaded two Wichita, Kan., abortion clinics, even though it has filed legal documents opposing a federal judge's injunction against the demonstrations. The Justice Department filing unleashed a storm of protest from women's groups, which charged that the action condones mob violence. In Kennebunkport, Me., President Bush said the intervention is based solely on a "jurisdictional problem."