No More Food From Troop Greeters 

(AP) – The free food and beverages came to a halt about a month ago after the airport served notice to the area’s volunteer Maine Troop Greeters that it was enforcing a ban against such giveaways.

Since 2003, the volunteers have welcomed almost half a (m)million troops at B-I-A, which is a major entry and exit point forplanes carrying military personnel overseas.

Some greeters complained that jealous airport vendors were responsible for the change in rules. Airport officials, however, cited liability concerns and strict food handling rules that must be followed by airport concessionaires.