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  1. Union wants court to challenge Bucksport mill saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Sun Journal

    The union representing 58 workers at the Bucksport paper mill Verso closed in December 2014 has asked a federal judge to require resale of the mill to a paper maker or make stricter its settlement that allowed Verso to buy its larger competitor, NewPage. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Friday filed its objection to the Department of Justice settlement that allowed the $1.4 billion Verso-NewPage merger to move ahead, as long as NewPage sold its mills in Rumford and Biron, Wisconsin.


  2. Maine bill would make a pint a pint; Rumford lawmaker wants a full glassRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Sun Journal

    Pedro O'Hara's bartender Tim Blue fills a pint of Guinness at the Lewiston bar Tuesday afternoon as foam gently fills the top of the glass. "Having a head on a beer actually enhances the flavor and gives the beer its aroma that customers have come to expect," Blue said.


  3. Rumford Sidewalk Committee reviews planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Sun Journal

    The Sidewalk Committee met with a Livermore Falls firm and its Yarmouth design team Thursday evening at the Rumford Auditorium to discuss a proposal to engineer plans to revitalize the downtown and reconstruct sidewalks. Selectmen voted 3-1 in 2014 to forgo a bid process and hire Main-Land Development Consultants Inc. of Livermore Falls and their design team, Terrence J. DeWan and Associates of Yarmouth.


  4. Rally scheduled for Bucksport mill employees on final day of workRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Some came out with grim faces while others smiled and stopped to shake hands and chat with friends about days gone by. But all millworkers who filed out of the Verso Paper mill Wednesday got applause from a crowd of more than 100 people who gathered at the main gate to mark the final shift at the 84-year-old papermaking facility.


  5. What's behind the troubles facing Maine paper millsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Sun Journal

    One reason Maine pulp and paper mills are shuttering is at your fingertips: the smartphones, tablets and other devices displacing demand for the hard copy. There's no one explanation for why three mills closed this year - East Millinocket, Old Town and Bucksport each supply, or supplied, different markets - but they share the common challenge of relatively high costs for energy and wood while demand for their products has declined.


  6. Verso mill in Bucksport to close by year's end, 570 employees to lose jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Sun Journal

    In an announcement that caught many people off guard, Verso Paper officials indicated Wednesday afternoon the local mill will shut down by the end of this year, laying off about 570 employees. Verso president and CEO Dave Paterson said in a statement the Bucksport mill "has not been profitable for a number of years, in spite of our employees' dedicated efforts to make it so."


  7. Cutler touts endorsements by business ownersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | Sun Journal

    Independent candidate Eliot Cutler on Friday appeared with GOP business owners who bucked their party to throw their support behind him in this year's gubernatorial election. The business owners said Cutler's experience in international commerce as well as government, his dedication to building and expanding "the Maine brand," and his pledge to keep workers' compensation costs down made him perfectly suited to help the state's economy prosper.


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