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Archives for October 2019

Leigh Dunscombe elected as Mayor

Cr Leigh Dunscombe was tonight (Wed.) elected Mayor of Murrindindi Shire Council. Cr Margaret Rae was elected as Deputy Mayor for the forthcoming year. They are pictured at Alexandra tonight with outgoing Mayor, Sandice McAulay)

Rain hampers Yea cricket

Yea A-Grade cricketers had to apply covers to the Rec. Reserve wicket on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 26) when heavy rain, and light hail fell, in their match against Broadford. Eastern Hill 118 D Bergowicz 40 DG O’Sullivan 35* L Watts 3/5 L Irving 2/13 K Winnell 2/20 W Dundon 2/23 def by Tallarook 6/220(cc) J

On the spot … at Fawcett

It was a big day for The Local Paper cameras. Assignments started at sun-up on Saturday (Oct. 26) at Whittlesea, Flowerdale, Yea, Molesworth/Whanregarwen, Alexandra, and the Alex. Races. At the Fawcett Hall, Sam Hicks turned the tables, and caught Editor Ash Long in action at Fawcett Hall this morning. ‘The shot’ was Simone Cinamon, Marg

Black Spur re-opens

3pm Friday Update. The Maroondah Highway has been re-opened between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’, following an earlier collision. The Department of Transport thanks drivers for their patience while we cleared the road.

Black Spur closed

The Maroondah Hwy between Healesville and Narbethong is closed. The Department of Transport issued this statement at 12 Noon, Friday (Oct. 25): “The Maroondah Highway is closed between Healesville and Narbethong, through the ‘Black Spur’, due to a collision. “Motorists should avoid the area and use the Melba and Goulburn Valley highways through Yea and

Who will be the next Mayor?

Murrindindi Shire Council will hold a special meeting next week at which a vote will be held to decide the position of Mayor for the year ahead. If Cr Sandice Mc-Aulay decides not to stand again for the top position, the Council’s practice in recent years has been to appoint the Deputy Mayor to the

Alex. Open Gardens this weekend

Alexandra and District Open Gardens will be open this Saturday-Sunday (Oct. 26-27) at these locations: • Marg and Les Ridd, ‘Glen Doone’ 1443 Whanrewarwen Rd, Molesworth • Pat Jane, 10 McKenzie Str, Alexandra • Ann Friedel, 11 Albert St, Alexandra • Gillian and Richard Steward, 37 Albert St, Alexandra. • Carole Harrowfield, 31 Oswald Drive,

Adventure park for Toolangi?

A high ropes adventure park with ziplines and elevated activities is planned for Spraggs Rd, Toolangi. A plan went to the Murrindindi Shire Council meeting this week, with an application by M.P. Savage Pty Ltd. The application asks for permission to remove native vegetation, and display a business identification sign. The property is in an

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