Hampden Printing Plant Closing 

The Bangor Daily News printing plant in Hampden is closing Monday.

Twenty-seven people are losing their jobs.

The chief operating officer of the Bangor Publishing Company says the printing will be outsourced to other companies, with most of the work going to Sun Media Group.

Sun media owns the Sun Journal in Lewiston and several weeklies.

We’re told a decline in newspaper readers and aging equipment is behind the move.

The displaced workers will be given severance and job retraining help.