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January 10, 2016
Water Fluoridation

CURRENTLY the Upper Hunter Shire Council does not add fluoride to local water supplies. While the Council passed a motion to add fluoride to the town water supplies of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Cassilis and Murrurundi in July 2014, it will not occur until new infrastructure is built. In 2014, the Council called for community submissions […]

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January 10, 2016
Bypass Progress

A BYPASS is planned for Scone as part of a solution for the railway level crossing issues. In December 2015, the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) published a review of environmental factors (REF) for the bypass, which is open for public review until February 19, 2016. The RMS is holding drop in sessions at the […]

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January 10, 2016
Rail Bridge Options

THE proposed solution for the railway level crossing issues in Scone is a bypass and an in town rail bridge. The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) published the initial designs for the in-town rail bridge in December 2015, which will be open for public consultation until February 19, 2016. Construction of the bypass is planned […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Rail Crossings

THE township of Scone is cut in half by a railway line and currently there is no way to circumvent the rail crossings at Liverpool Street and Kelly Street, leaving residents and emergency services waiting for trains to pass. There are plans with the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) to build a bypass around the […]

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January 10, 2016
Scone Meatworks

THERE have been ongoing community concerns related to the Scone meatworks including pollution, the use of international workers and safety standards.   POLLUTION Local residents often report a foul odour from the meatworks, like the smell of fermenting dog food and depending on the weather conditions it can be smelt throughout the township. There have […]

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January 1, 2016
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: We welcome the views of our readership. All submissions must include your full name, address and phone number for verification purposes, however only your name and town will be published online. All submissions must also adhere to our terms and conditions for contribution. Thank you. Sending an actual letter: Letter to […]

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January 1, 2016
Sport News

First in Three ClassesApril 18, 2017THE Scone Equine Vaulting Team placed first in three classes at the Royal Easter Show on Good Friday. The team placed first for preliminary squad, Phillip Ritter won novice individual and Georgina Heard and Peyton Halloran took the blue ribbon for pas de deux; coach Robyn Boyle said she was [...]

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December 15, 2015
Opinion
March 30, 2017 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 [...]

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November 9, 2015
Recent News
April 18, 2017 First in Three Classes THE Scone Equine Vaulting Team placed first in three classes at the Royal Easter Show on Good Friday. The team placed first for preliminary squad, Phillip Ritter won novice individual and Georgina Heard and Peyton Halloran took the blue ribbon for pas de deux; coach Robyn Boyle said [...]

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November 9, 2015
Feature News
April 21, 2017 Scone Court Report: April 2017 MAGISTRATE Roger Clisdell presided in Scone Local Court this month and jokingly said to solicitor George Fraser “you never know what a visiting Magistrate is going to be like and how he might deal with a section 32!” While he had a different style to Magistrate Prowse [...]

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