Bear Island newsprint mill (purchased by Cascades) is being idled again

Less than a year after it reopened, the Bear Island newsprint manufacturing mill in northern Hanover County is once again being idled.

White Birch Paper Co., a Connecticut-based company that had restarted the mill last year after a previous shutdown in 2017, said Friday that it will cease production of newsprint at the plant effective immediately. The plant employs about 140 people.

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