MILLINOCKET — A spokeswoman for Gov. Paul LePage says the state will withhold about $216,000 in aid from Millinocket because town officials broke an agreement to share landfill operating costs.

The spokeswoman says East Millinocket and Millinocket will each get about $504,000 in Sudden and Severe Impact funds for the loss of taxable value the towns suffered with the sale of the two Katahdin region paper mills last year.

Millinocket would have received about $720,000 but the town opted out of an agreement to allocate $50,000 to the landfill. The state agreed to assume ownership of the formerly mill-operated landfill and agreed to pay $250,000 annually for landfill operating costs in exchange for contributions from each town.

Millinocket Town Manager Eugene Conlogue tells the Bangor Daily News the town did not break its word.

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