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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 councillor slams Maitland as “the saddest place in the Hunter”

Sept. 25, 2015, 10:20 p.m by Damon Cronshaw, Newcastle Herald MAITLAND’s urban sprawl, rampant consumerism and car-reliant culture made it the “saddest place in the Hunter”, Cessnock councillor James Ryan says. Cr Ryan, a Greens member, railed against Maitland’s shopping-mall culture and McMansions with small backyards and few trees. He was not aiming to criticise Maitland’s people or personalities, but

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