Jeff Potter and Fran Lynggaard Hansen

In the still of a hot August night in 2018, the Soundview Paper plant in downtown Putney hums with activity.

Putney paper mill shuts down, eliminating jobs for 127 workers

Soundview Vermont cites energy costs as the impetus for closing its paper manufacturing this week with no warning; converting operations will shut down by April

A paper mill has operated next to Sacketts Brook in downtown Putney for more than 150 years - a tradition that has come to an abrupt end on Jan. 16 with the sudden closure of Putney Paper Mill by its current owner, New Jersey–based Soundview Vermont Holdings LLC.

According to the Vermont Department of Labor, 127 employees are affected.

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