1. Rotting Monroe paper mill to be torn down for public park on Deerfield River

    Rotting Monroe paper mill to be torn down for public park on Deerfield River

    The state last week awarded the town of Monroe $520,000 in grant funding to help remove a cavernous, green-painted wooden structure, part of the former Ramage Paper Mill, and turn the site into a public park.  Jeffrey Phillips of Connecticut, who bought the complex 20 years ago, has not responded to a Housing Court order to demolish the building, and not paid taxes since 1999, local officials say. Monroe Town Meeting members voted Nov. 14 to take the building by eminent domain.

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