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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

Scone Retain Johnny Lawler Memorial TrophyMay 16, 2017By David Casson LAST Sunday saw the Scone Thoroughbreds and Aberdeen Tigers compete for the Annual Johnny Lawler Memorial Shield. The game was traditionally tough as all local derbies are. In a match where both sides had too many errors it was Scone converting a 6 to 4 [...]

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December 15, 2015
Opinion
November 27, 2017 Editorial: Review of Councillor’s Gag TONIGHT Councillor Sue Abbott will put forward a change to Council’s media policy to once again allow Councillors to express their own views publicly. Currently the media policy precludes Councillors expressing their opinions, positions or even speaking to the media on any matter without the express permission [...]

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November 9, 2015
Recent News
November 30, 2017 Don’t Hesitate to Call AS a former tradie, local paramedic, Mark Bell is able to give advice based on experience about drills through hands, falling of rooves and the many hazards in a shed. But today at the Upper Hunter Men’s Shed in Scone amongst talk of cars and serious shed business [...]

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November 9, 2015
Feature News
November 27, 2017 Scone Court Report: November 2017 THIS month when Magistrate Prowse was dealing with drink driving matters he took a pragmatic rural approach explaining to a local farmer that he should keep tabs on what he is drinking, as he would keep tabs on how much drench he was giving his cattle and [...]

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