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After eight decades, Bucksport mill to cease production today

| December 4, 2014

The Verso Paper mill in Bucksport is set to take the final steps of shutting down production after more than 80 years. Company spokesman Bill Cohen says the paper mill began shutting down production on Monday and is scheduled to finish today. He says cleaning, winterizing and mothballing the mill will then take most of the […]

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Nordic Heritage Center steering committee wants public input in future plans

| December 3, 2014

It’s a home of outdoor activities both large and small scale in the Central Aroostook area. The Nordic Heritage Center is a world class facility well known for its beautiful trails and cozy lodge. But those on the center’s steering committee say they’ve got some big decisions to make regarding its future. Steve Towle, Steering […]

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USM Will Lay off 14 Staff Members Due to Budget Concerns

| December 1, 2014

The University of Southern Maine will lay off 14 staff members as it grapples with ongoing financial problems. These layoffs are part of a plan to close a 16 million dollar budget gap according to USM president David Flanagan. Eight of the positions are within the administration. The layoffs will save the University five million […]

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Salmon Brook Project will receive funding to help with shoreline restoration

| December 1, 2014

Slowly but surely, the former mill pond in Washburn is restoring itself to what it once was. A stream. “Just putting things back the way they were before we got here, said regional director of the Northern Maine office of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Nick Archer. Back in March the dam and berm were removed […]

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Donating through Grief: Amy Anderson’s Story

| November 26, 2014

Amy Anderson was ecstatic four years ago in July…when she found out her three-year-old would have a little brother. Her baby would be born the next March, and she would call him Bryson. Tragicall,y twenty weeks into the pregnancy, she lost him. “They put it to the belly and then…I don’t even think I said […]

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