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Tentative Labor Contract Reached with Meriturn Partners 

The United Steelworkers International Union has announced they have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a labor contract with Meriturn Partners, the company that wants to buy the two Katahdin Paper Mills in East Millinocket and Millinocket.The agreement was one of several prerequisites to a final purchase.Several others have not been fully achieved at this time.Town leaders are meeting with Meriturn Partners Thursday, to try and work out a deal to purchase the mills by next month.Meriturn’s looking for $48-million in tax breaks from both communities.The company that currently owns them says if a sale doesn’t go through, it’s planning to close the East Millinocket Plant April 22nd.