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Flag Day Saturday

MILLINOCKET -- The Millinocket Elks club will host a parade and celebration on June 14th, in honor of flag day. The events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Organizations expected to participate in the parade include the Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Color Corps, the Marine Corps League, and members of the Millinocket Fire Department.

The parade will conclude at Veterans Memorial Park, where a flag burning ceremony will take place.

In the event of inclement weather, the festivities will be held at the Millinocket Elks Lodge on Aroostook Avenue.

-- Ken Anderson 06/13/03

GNP Engineering & Research Building Vacated

MILLINOCKET -- Once the headquarters of the largest paper mill in the world, the Engineering & Research Building on the Millinocket mill campus will not be put in use by the new ownership.

Glenn Saucier, the manager of human resources for Katahdin Paper, announced last week that the company has moved the management offices for what was once Great Northern Paper Company to its facility in East Millinocket.

Vacant, the building may be used for other purposes. Saucier said that the company has been in contact with several possible leasors, including MAGIC, the Millinocket Area Growth and Investment Council, but that no final decision has been reached regarding the fate of the building.

Katahdin Paperís corporate headquarters are now located in East Millinocket.

The lower gate leading to the E&R Building has been closed in order to reduce unnecessary vehicle traffic in the parking area. Saucier described this as a liability issue, and said that the millís upper gate would continue to remain open for access.

-- Ken Anderson 06/13/03