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Maine House District 40

Bucksport, Orrington

Orland residents resigned to community school closure

ORLAND, Maine — At the end of a sometimes emotional two-hour meeting Monday night, residents were still upset, and some were heartbroken, but most were resigned to the harsh fact that their community school will close at the end of this school year. RSU 25 Superintendent Jim Boothby planned to …

One incumbent wins, another loses six-way council race in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Voters here elected one incumbent and two challengers to three open seats on the Town Council. The six-way race left another incumbent just short of the votes needed to stay on the council. Councilor David Kee was the biggest winner, scoring 1,549 votes. The other winners were …
The Jed Prouty Inn in Bucksport.

Sale agreement reached for landmark Bucksport inn

A historic hotel in Bucksport that has sat vacant for the better part of a decade could reopen as an assisted living facility early next year. The owners of the roughly 230-year-old Jed Prouty Inn on Main Street have agreed to sell the building to John and Rhonda Chambers of …
The Verso Papermill in Bucksport in 2007.

Bucksport paper mill gears up for $40M upgrades

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Verso Paper Co. mill is gearing up to start construction of its $40 million upgrade of the No. 8 biomass boiler and to install a new steam turbine at the mill. The company ceremoniously broke ground on the project last November, but the bulk of the …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso’s Bucksport paper mill names new manager

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Verso paper mill here has a new manager. Matt Archambeau has been named the new manager of the Bucksport mill, Bill Cohen, a spokesman for the mill, told the Bangor Daily News. Archambeau previously was manager of the Verso mill in Sartell, Minn., which was permanently …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Two-story electrical fire hits Verso paper mill in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT, Maine — A two-story electrical fire at one of Verso Paper Corp.’s pulp machines in Bucksport was extinguished Thursday night by local firefighters and the company’s emergency crew. A Verso worker reported the fire around 8:15 p.m. after seeing smoke at the mill’s Thermo-Mechanical Pulp plant. The blaze apparently …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso drops possible merger with NewPage

JAY, Maine — Verso Paper Corp. announced Wednesday that it has ceased further discussions with NewPage Corp. or its creditors regarding a potential merger, according to a press release on its website. Earlier this year, Verso announced it was looking to merge with the Ohio-based corporation, which operates a mill …
The Verso paper mill in Bucksport

Verso clears hurdle toward buying NewPage, which would create Maine’s largest paper company

PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper’s chief executive said the company is closer to its planned acquisition of NewPage, a proposed merger that would create the largest single paper company in Maine. The $1.4 billion purchase would bring together the companies that employ about one-third, or 2,300, of Maine’s paper mill …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso paper mills in Maine experience massive increase in natural gas costs

The CEO of Verso Paper Corp. said the cost of delivering natural gas to the company’s paper mills in Jay and Bucksport during the first quarter of 2013 increased $22 million from the same period last year. “One of the significant issues for us during the quarter was the delivered …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso Paper posts $39 million quarterly loss

Verso Paper Corp., which operates paper mills in Bucksport and Jay, posted another quarterly loss on Thursday. The ailing Memphis manufacturer spun off by International Paper Co. has now lost money in five of the last six quarters. Demand for quality paper made by Verso has fallen as the digital …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso Paper faces boot from New York Stock Exchange

PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper Corp., which operates two paper mills in Maine, is trying to save itself from being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. The NYSE on June 25 said it had commenced proceedings to delist Verso’s common stock, traded under the ticker symbol VRS, because the …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Michaud, King, Collins: Bill to eliminate paper drug inserts could hurt Bucksport, Madawaska mills

MADAWASKA, Maine — Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are drawing attention to a bill that they say could jeopardize jobs at paper mills in Bucksport and Madawaska while also posing potential health and safety risks for Maine consumers and caregivers. The Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act, HR 1919, which is aimed …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso CEO says merger with NewPage on track

PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper’s chief executive said his company’s bid to acquire NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer, is on track after taking steps to restructure the company’s debt. More than half of Verso’s bondholders have agreed to a transaction called an exchange offer, which would reduce the …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso Paper shareholders to vote on NewPage acquisition

PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper shareholders are scheduled to vote July 30 on proposals key to its acquisition of NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer. The $1.4 billion purchase would create the largest single paper company in Maine, employing about one-third, or 2,300, of Maine’s paper millworkers at Verso’s …
From the community

Pairings at Winterport Winery Now Open for Lunch

Enjoy the view, savor the flavors.  Pairings at Winterport Winery is now open for lunch every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Dine outside on the porch (weather permitting) or inside the elegant dining room from 12 noon to 3pm.   Featuring seasonal weekly menu options from Chef Ryan Cough…think Lime-in-the-Coconut Salad …

Frost Fest / Old Fashioned Ice-Skating Party

Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Ice-skating rink , Miles Lane, Bucksport, Maine For more information: Leslie Wombacher; 207.469.6818; facebook.com/events/407661672661298/ What’s that you say? The temperatures are dropping and you’re already peering outside your window, looking for the first signs of spring? Not so fast. True, …

Man survives jump from Bucksport bridge

BUCKSPORT – A man was able to swim to shore Thursday afternoon after he jumped off the bridge between Bucksport and Verona into the icy Penobscot River. The initial call came in a little after 2:30 p.m. from a driver who reported that the man, who was not immediately identified, …
The Verso paper mill in Bucksport on Wednesday.

Environmental group’s report comes under fire after citing Bucksport mill as one of dozens of ‘dirty’ biomass plants

BUCKSPORT, Maine — In the wake of a report publicly released April 2 about biomass-burning power generators, some are criticizing the report and others are defending the use of biofuels as a comparatively “clean” and sustainable technology. The report from the Partnership for Policy Integrity examines emissions from biomass-burning power …
Bucksport bobcat shows up for dinner.

Bucksport bobcat

This bobcat was outside Wesley and Marie Stubbs dining room window on the evening of May 19. Their home is on the Turkey Path Road.