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Mainers Rush to Get Passports Before June 

The rush is on for folks needing passports before new travel rules go into effect in June.Starting on the first of the month, most U.S. citizens will have to have a passport or passport card to re-enter the country.It’s part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative issued by the State Department.Post Offices around the state held passport days Saturday to try and accomodate some of the folks looking to get their documents before the rules go into effect.Acting Bangor postmaster Michael Mitchell says in the past week, he’s seen five times as many people as usual applying for passports because of the new requirements…<"congress had the commission after 9/11...homeland security made changes to prevent who can come into the country...so that's what it is.">The Bangor Post Office is open for passport processing Monday through Friday from 10 to 4 and on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m.