It was a thrashing

With less than 100 votes between them, and postal vote preferences to be counted this morning we cannot say whether Scott Barrett (NSW Nationals) or Phil Donato (Shooters Fishers & Farmers) has won the by-election for Orange as we go to press. But there is no doubt the NSW Nationals have been mortally wounded by last Saturdays poll. Historically so. The wounds will also be felt hard by the Liberal party side of the coalition government. The Nationals held the…




Daroo Award Winners

Accountancy and business advice specialist Yates Baker McLean has been named the Best Business in Cabonne at the annual Daroo Business Awards. The Molong-based firm received the award from Cabonne…


Inside the Express this week

Thursday 3 November. Just some of the stories. A weekend of ghosts, & witches, art, markets … Derek twarted at the cricket pitch gate. Make your vote count. MAG’s year…


Welcome

The Molong Express is 140 years old this month. Since October 1876 the Express has been the key local news and communications organ throughout local shires and the Central West….


Councils dudded already?

Hello and welcome to your new column, Merger Watch. Now, we know its not all done and dusted as far as Council mergers are concerned. The Supreme Court is yet…


Old Butcher Shop Murals

Billy Neville’s butcher shop with a giant tree base chopping block, sawdust on the floor, carcases of beef, lamb and pork hanging on large steel hooks against the white wall…


Council splits over merger appeal

… to ask Govt to “stop the clock” By Paul Mullins.  If you ever needed a reason not to amalgamate Cabonne with Orange you had one on Tuesday. And, if…