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February 14, 2019
Upper Hunter Schools Falling Behind

By Taylah Fellows SCONE High School has a maintenance backlog totalling $795,192.92 according to a report from the NSW Education Department. Labor has highlighted other schools in the Upper Hunter electorate which have fallen behind including: Muswellbrook High School: $1,220,110.53; Singleton High School: $1,119,532.72; Gloucester High School: $736,811.62, and Dungog High School: $383,173.31. The backlog […]

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February 13, 2019
Getting Ready to Harmonise

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is preparing for Harmony Day and are calling for a diversity of dishes to be served on the night. Lee Watts, manager of the Centre, said the dishes created by the community were always the highlight of the celebration. “What better way to meet new people, to share experiences and […]

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February 13, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: February 12

By Graham Turvey Thirty-nine degrees was the forecast for the Vets’ golf at Aberdeen on Tuesday, 12th February but 24 tough Vets came to play on the well-maintained course. Aberdeen must be Brian Dever’s favourite course – he won with nett 62. Second was Lindsay Hodge and 3rd was Gary Morley both with 66 C/B. […]

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February 12, 2019
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 15 Results

By Russell Sakey Results: Aberdeen v Bunnan draw Belltrees defeated Muswellbrook Blue Merriwa defeated Muswellbrook Silver Bushrangers defeated Murrurundi Belmore Bulls  defeated   Rouchel  Details: Bunnan 5 / 155 off 39.4 overs M Soper  62, G Davis 31, M Langan 29. M Sharma 2 / 24, Game was stopped for rain / declared a draw […]

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February 11, 2019
Rainfalls and Weather Forecast

THERE were patches of rain in the Upper Hunter during the weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording the following totals: 24 hours until 9am on Saturday: Scone: 16.4ml Merriwa: 3.4ml Murrurundi: 6.8ml 24 hours until 9am on Sunday: Murr: 0.4ml Scone: 3.6ml Merriwa: 0ml There will be a  warmer front moving through the southern […]

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February 8, 2019
Highway Blocked North of Murrurundi

THE New England Highway is blocked in both directions, approximately one kilometre north of Murrurundi following an accident between two trucks. Police are directing traffic, but motorists should expect delays. Traffic updates: Live Traffic NSW.

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February 7, 2019
Air Quality Worsened Dramatically

DOCTORS for the Environment released a report today showing air quality has markedly deteriorated in the Hunter and putting people’s health at risk. In the Upper Hunter the air quality in Muswellbrook, Singleton, Camberwell, Maison Dieu, Mt Thorley and Warkworth all exceed the national standards and in some instances were three to four times higher […]

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February 6, 2019
Pausing to Pamper

SOME pampering can make a huge difference to people who are struggling in our community said Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre and it is the reason behind the Centre joining forces with local businesses and community groups to hold a morning at the Senior Citizens Centre with support services and health […]

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February 6, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: February 5

By Graham Turvey Thirty-two Vets played an individual and two ball best ball stableford event at Muswellbrook Golf Club on Tuesday, 5th January in very warm and humid conditions. Welcome to visitor from Singleton, Wayne Taylor.  Mal Bruce was present and thanked the Vets who came to June Morris’s (his partner’s) funeral last week. Red […]

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February 6, 2019
New Labor Candidate Announced

MELANIE Dagg has been announced as the new Labor candidate for the state election on March 23, following Martin Rush stepping down. (See related story: Race Over for Rush). Ms Dagg is a 34 year old mother of two who studying law and is a first term Councillor in Cessnock. Ms Dagg lives in Cessnock, […]

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