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September 14, 2020
Letter To The Editor: Council’s Secret Society

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September 1, 2020
Letter to the Editor: Sue Abbott’s View on the Airport Review

HAVING read the Morrison Low Airport report, which I believe is to be made available to the community soon, I remain concerned with respect to the museum-side of the project. Personally, I still do not feel that there is an actual case in this current climate of the world for another fossil fuelled driven project. […]

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August 14, 2020
Editorial: Upper Hunter Fashion Police

Becoming an Australian citizen anytime soon? Better get your smart casual wear out, because the Upper Hunter Shire Council have passed a motion to enforce a dress code for Australia Day ceremonies. No, you can’t get arrested for wearing thongs to the citizenship celebrations, but you may lose the right to become an official Aussie. […]

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August 13, 2020
Editorial: Merriwa-Willow Tree Road Damage Control

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August 10, 2020
Editorial: A Win To Keep It Local

LAST week Barnaby Joyce made an announcement that scone.com.au and the Manilla Express were successful in obtaining government grants for small and regional publishers! It was incredible to hear that finally some small independent news services got a slice of the grant funding pie this year, previously we have not even been able to apply […]

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June 12, 2020
Editorial: Introducing Taylah Fellows

TAYLAH Fellows arrived in Scone last week to begin her career as a journalist. Taylah graduated with a degree in journalism from Griffith University in Queensland in 2018 and we are excited to buck the current regional media trend and offer her a job. While other media are winding back, we are gearing up, with […]

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April 20, 2020
Editorial: Time to Adapt

THE saying ‘may you live in interesting times’ is certainly true right now as we all adapt to a new world, but there are always some comforting constants and through this time the nature of a small community remains. I’ve always been passionate about the importance of small regional towns having local news and we’ve […]

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March 24, 2020
Editorial: Confirming Local Cases of Coronavirus

MANY residents want to know when the first cases of covid-19 are confirmed in Scone and the broader Upper Hunter Shire, while it is understandable there is an important reason why those figures won’t be released and it’s not simply patient privacy. There are many people in self-isolation locally, but that does not mean they […]

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March 5, 2020
Editorial: Questions for Scone’s Stupidest…

SITTING in Scone I giggled at the stories coming out of Sydney about people stock-piling toilet paper. I felt relieved to live in a country town where people are practical, steady as they go types, don’t scare easily, think of others in times of need and have a “she’ll be right” philosophy. So when readers […]

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January 16, 2020
Editorial: Confidential Campbell’s Corner Deal

COUNCIL’S purchase of the Campbell’s Corner building was one of the worst kept secrets in town. scone.com.au sought confirmation from Council on the proposed purchase throughout last year, but no response was provided. The purchase of the building may be a great decision, to ensure an iconic building at the heart of the town is […]

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