Paper Rebounds.


Several days ago I tripped over an article I found on the CNN finance website. The article was about the economic rebound of the paper manufacturing industry. The first thing I thought about was New Hampshire and the closure of the mills here.

I still don't think these mills had to close. And more importantly, close with the loss of jobs and the very lifeblood of the economy in northern New Hampshire.

I'm down here in White River Junction now. To the left of the this red Vermont Rail System locomotive are the tracks of the former Boston & Maine Corporation Berlin Branch line. These tracks ran up to Berlin and Groveton. Today, most of these line(s) have either been abandoned or are now owned by the States of New Hampshire and Vermont.  And none are profitable.