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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
July 3, 2018 Editorial: White Elephant for Blue Horse THE Council’s decision to pick the most expensive rail overpass option to serve the least amount of residents looks set to deliver another overpriced, unpopular structure…a little like their decision to buy a blue string horse, so now we seem set to have a $31 million [...]

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November 9, 2015
Recent News
January 8, 2019 Stock Report: January 8 By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were 600 cattle yarded in Scone today, after the saleyards were closed for three weeks during the Christmas period. The majority of cattle were in good condition, hence there were not a lot of plain cattle about. Most of the cattle being sold are [...]

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November 9, 2015
Feature News
January 18, 2019 Hendra Vaccine Case Update LAST month the matter of the class action against Zoetis, the makers of the Hendra vaccine, appeared before Justice Michael Lee in the Federal Court. (See related story: Hendra Class Action) On hearing the initial submissions Justice Lee said, “…I can tell you that the one thing that’s [...]

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