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Chatsworth School celebrates Sesquicentenary

Lynne Mowbray | Saturday morning’s looming storms eventually cleared to make way for the Chatsworth Island Public School’s Sesquicentenary celebrations. …

No traffic lights for Yamba

Geoff Helisma | At last week’s extraordinary Clarence Valley Council meeting (September 4), councillors voted 5-4 to rescind their previous decision to …

Lights, action, roundabout

Geoff Helisma | It was standing-room only in the Maclean council chambers as the crowd anticipated and hoped for their desired decision: no traffic lights at …

Hogan ‘officially’ opens Maclean Riverside Precinct

Geoff Helisma | It was wet with the odd gust of wind at McLachlan Park last Wednesday (September 5) during federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan’s …

Unemployment levels remain stagnant

Geoff Helisma | Figures for the 2018 March quarter in the latest Small Area Labour Markets report reveal little change in unemployment rates for the Clarence …

Celebration of first flight

Lynne Mowbray | The 55th anniversary of the first flight of the modern hang glider was held in Grafton on Saturday. The event took place at the Crown Hotel, …

Pollies forget to invite the community

Geoff Helisma | Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan and state Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis held a media event to mark the “completion of Stages 1 and …

Inside our historic Gaol

Lynne Mowbray | Last Thursday September 6, The Independent was invited to go behind the walls of the historic Grafton Gaol, in a lead up to the prisons 125th …

‘Freedom camping’ clampdown to be expanded

Geoff Helisma | Despite the impracticalities involved in implementing its ‘freedom camping’ initiative in Yamba, Clarence Valley Council (CVC) will expand …

Last journey for ‘Trader Horn’

Lynne Mowbray | The well known Yamba fishing trawler ‘Trader Horn’ took its final journey recently from the Yamba Marina to Harwood, where it will be …

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