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Maitland mayor responds to Cessnock councillor’s criticism of city

By NICK BIELBY Sept. 27, 2015, 3:41 p.m. IRE RAISED: Maitland mayor Peter Blackmore says he has little regard for the negative opinions of Cessnock councillor James Ryan. A Cessnock councillor who called Maitland “the saddest place in the Hunter” should stick to his side of the local government area boundary, the mayor of Maitland says. Cr James Ryan told

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Cessnock residents catch the “last train” to Newcastle Statio

On Friday 19th December a  group of Cessnock residents caught a symbolic ‘last train” to Newcastle Station. The NSW Government will ‘truncate’ the service after Christmas Day and no trains will travel to Newcastle Station after that then. Beginning by catching a bus in Cessnock  to Maitland Railway Station (passenger train services to Cessnock ceased in 1972)  and then a

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Shooters & Fishers betray working class voters again

The Shooters and Fishers look set to betray their working class supporters yet again by passing a law to give  businesses 2 votes in local government. These laws will give business greater control over larger Councils and eventually lead to a reduction of services offered to the public. Instead of a philosophy of Councils as public authorities who are there for

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Union Back Greens’ Campaign

Union backs Greens’ Cessnock candidate BRIONY SNEDDEN 04 Mar, 2011 08:30 AM Maitland Mercury James Ryan’s campaign for the seat of Cessnock is firing up. The Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU) officially endorsed on Thursday the Greens candidate and Cessnock councillor in his bid for the seat at the March 26 election. It is believed to be the first time

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