NewPage announced yesterday that it would shut down a paper machine at the mill in Rumford in mid-February due to tough economic times. The mill employees 830 people and about 120 workers are expected to be laid off.
The film, 'The Guide' was written and produced by John Meyers, it was filmed over 12 days last winter in Rumford and Rangeley. The film's Maine premiere is this Sunday and on Sunday, July 21st at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, during the 16th Maine International Film Festival.
This past ski season saw plenty of snow and many skiers on Maine mountains. That was the case for Black Mountain in Rumford, however, there is a chance that they could remain closed for this coming ski season.
NewPage paper company will temporarily lay off around 120 hourly maintenance workers next week, that's according to mill spokesman Anthony Lyons. Lyons told the Lewiston Sun Journal that the layoffs are a 'cost containment and money-saving' move.