Long commute taking toll, but this millworker’s ‘new normal’ continues

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
By Ashley Conti, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 08, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.

Tom Picard says he lives “the new normal.” As a millworker, Tom has been laid off ten times since 1980. For the last few years he has been making the weekly commute to his new job 130 miles away, at the Huhtamaki plant in Waterville. This past summer, he divorced his wife, Tammy Shorey Picard, as the commuting was putting a strain on their relationship.

http://bangordailynews.com/video/long-commute-taking-toll-but-this-millworkers-new-normal-continues/ printed on March 25, 2017