Letters to the Editor

Letter: “Yanked” Drought Assistance

Over a Barbecue after Church in Wyoming last July I got to hear about the US Farm Assistance legislation going through the House. Thank you Congressman Nathan Winters of Hot Springs County! By the way Nathan, the burger was delicious! So as I listened to the many sombre assurances from John Barilaro and Gladys Berijiklian […]



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Letter: Parade on a Sunday

SCONE Horse Parade on a Sunday for the first time…. Did it make any difference? I am told that most people said that the attendance was down from last year. I am wondering if there were any people who come from other areas that have come to Scone on Friday night expressly to see the […]



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Letter: Great Cycle Thank You

THANK YOU to the people of Scone and surrounds. For the month of October I have pedaled my cycle around the area. I did this to raise money in the  Great Cycle Challenge, collecting donations and sponsors to get funds for research into kids cancer. Throughout the month I rode more than 750km, and raised […]



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Letter: Thank You Robert Ryan

The following letter to Robert Ryan from the Upper Hunter District Cricket Association was contributed to the editor: THE Upper Hunter District Cricket Association received a letter during the off season nominating yourself for Life Membership of the Association. At the recently held AGM the Committee unanimously voted to confer Life Membership on you. The […]



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Letter: Heritage Policy Questioned

I am a resident of the Scone community, member of the Council Heritage Advisory committee and the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society, plus others. I am against the demolition of number 77 Main Street Scone. Isn’t it the intent to preserve and respect our heritage buildings? In your policies and strategies; at the ordinary […]



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Letter: History of Gold Digger’s Arms

Re: Proposal to demolish existing buildings at 77 Main Street, Scone, and construct a storage shed. Development Application 57/2017 should not be allowed to proceed on both demolition and development grounds. The buildings at 77 Main Street should not be demolished as the Local Heritage listed building known as the former Gold Diggers Arms is […]



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