Opinion

Letter: Nationals Gone Nuclear

AT a time of stagnant incomes and soaring power prices, the National Party and Mr Johnsen have a new found interest in nuclear power that they have been asking the community about. I had hoped they might have been a bit more concerned about kitchen table issues but when you are welded to a bunch […]



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Editorial: Without Fear or Favour

IF there is a factual error made on scone.com.au we want it fixed immediately and do so as soon as it is brought to our attention, but when it comes to people claiming defamation it can be a different matter. In Australia defamation is not as clear cut as the American or English systems, which […]



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Editorial: Community Confusion Continues

IT’s easy to throw mud at the Roads and Maritime Services for the indecision around the overpass, but perhaps the fault lies closer to home? When writing the story Overpass in Limbo it was clear there is no consensus in the community for where the overpass should go, Cr Watts asserted Council has always wanted […]



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Editorial: Balance Not Just Blame

YESTERDAY my grandfather who is a 95 year old resident at Strathearn Aged Care fell off his scooter while he was down the street and was taken by ambulance to the hospital for some minor injuries. The ambulance called to let me know – thanks guys you rock – and said their initial assessment was […]



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Editorial: Country Approach to Safety

LISTENING to Edwina Southern tell me how her 13 year old granddaughter struggled to carry the body of her deceased young friend to get help after a quad bike accident is heartbreaking to hear, especially as a parent. Knowing the toll such an event takes on adults we can only begin to image the weight […]



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Editorial: No Gag Order Here

FOLLOWING yesterday’s story Minutes Missing the Miff, Waid Crockett the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council has advised Council will no longer give any information to scone.com.au. While this means we will no longer be able to report on things Council want the public to know, rest assured we will still report on Council, […]



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