Right now, I don’t have much to add, and there will be plenty of time to examine the impact of all this in the coming weeks and months. One thing I will point out is that, according to Verso’s website, the mill was founded in Bucksport in 1930. I am sure there are very few people, if any, who can remember when there was no paper mill at that bend in the Penobscot River.
What I do have to add is this video, which I put together Thursday evening from audio and video footage I recorded Wednesday during the press conference and subsequent interviews with town officials and a mill employee. All the still photos in the video are from the BDN archives.