Making the Best of the Worst of Times

Year 2009

Creator Rob Korobkin

Contributor Cheryl Rau

Story type Writing

Town Jay

County Franklin


With the recession of the late 2000s, many paper mills in Maine were closed down, including the Otis Speciality Papers Mill in the town of Jay. Rob Korobkin explores how residents of the town are coming together to support each other, and discusses how the town's current social dynamics are shaped by a labor union strike from the 1980s.

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