State, local and federal officials convene today in Groveton, New Hampshire to talk about how to help the area when the Wausau Paper mill closes next month.
Senator John Sununu convened the round-table discussion to discuss the closing with elected officials and union representatives.
The deputy assistant secretary of commerce and assistant secretary of labor are taking part. Sununu says the federal government can play an important role in helping the North Country recover from the closure, which will put more than 300 people out of work on December 31st.
A grant for federal job training and counseling money was announced last week.