Gorham http://nhpr.org en Gorham Paper And Tissue To Cut Back On Operations, Employees http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-paper-and-tissue-cut-back-operations-employees <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gorham Paper and Tissue, the town’s largest employer, is temporarily cutting back operations, a move that will lead to 20 to 50 employees losing their jobs.</span></p><p>The company says other employees will see week-long layoffs.</p><p></p><p>In an email Friday, CEO Mike Cummings says the move is in response to record-setting natural gas prices.</p><p>Gorham Town Manager Robin Frost says the news is devastating for the town’s economy.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:19:18 +0000 Michael Brindley 41217 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper And Tissue To Cut Back On Operations, Employees Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers In More Than A Decade http://nhpr.org/post/gorham-paper-hires-first-new-workers-more-decade <p>For the first time in more than a decade a paper plant in Gorham &ndash; once thought to be dead - is hiring workers.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Just over a year ago a New York investment firm, <a href="http://www.patriarchpartners.com/">Patriarch Partners</a>, bought the closed Gorham paper mill and promised a new future.</p><p>The Gorham facility was the last paper plant standing in the North Country and many doubted Patriarch&rsquo;s CEO, Lynn Tilton, could make a go of it where others had failed.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:08:27 +0000 Chris Jensen 6752 at http://nhpr.org Gorham Paper Hires First New Workers In More Than A Decade North Country Firm Fined $192,000 Over Pollution Concern http://nhpr.org/post/north-country-firm-fined-192000-over-pollution-concern <p>A North Country firm has been fined $192,000 over concerns about the potential for oil polluting the Androscoggin River. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:58:14 +0000 Chris Jensen 3861 at http://nhpr.org Free Tax Help Meant Millions In Refunds To North Country Residents http://nhpr.org/post/free-tax-help-meant-millions-refunds-north-country-residents <p>In six years a North Country group has helped low and moderate income families get more&nbsp;than two million dollars&nbsp;in tax refunds. Now the free service is underway again. NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>Once again the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.family-resource-center.org/ ">Family Resource Center </a>of Gorham is offering free tax preparation for families and individuals earning no more than $58,000.</p><p>Last year a record 422 returns were prepared by trained volunteers.</p><p>That gave some for North Country residents a fiscal boost.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:45:13 +0000 Chris Jensen 1571 at http://nhpr.org Free Tax Help Meant Millions In Refunds To North Country Residents Patriarch Partners' Plant in Maine Is A Polluter, Report Says http://nhpr.org/post/patriarch-partners-plant-maine-polluter-report-says <p>The Center for Public Integrity has a&nbsp;new&nbsp;report on pollution problems in New England including the Old Town Fuel &amp; Fiber, which is owned by the same company as Gorham Paper and Tissue.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:04:54 +0000 Chris Jensen 1377 at http://nhpr.org