The Free Press

Romsey starts strong

By Jackson Russell Romsey opened its Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup account with a comfortable 93-run win over Diggers Rest Bulla on Saturday. Winning the toss and batting on its home ground, Romsey got...

Standing united

By Lauren Duffy A RIDDELLS Creek father whose daughter was murdered in Melbourne last year is standing with his community to back the 16 Days of Activism campaign. John Herron’s daughter Courtney was murdered by a...

Schools step up to show support

THE Lancefield Romsey Stand Together campaign will provide a tangible, grassroots initiative encompassing the community, as part the 16 Days of Activism campaign in the Macedon Ranges. Two primary schools, Lancefield Primary School and St...

Macedon council officially sworn in

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council officially welcomed its councillors last week through a virtual event, which saw nine representatives make their oaths to serve the community. The process was familiar to three previously serving councillors: Cr...

Grand opening for co-op

By Jackson Russell THE Romsey Co-Op is preparing for its grand opening on Saturday after months of work and three years after the concept was intiitally floated. The Romsey Co-Op is an entirely volunteer-run shop facilitated...

Students celebrate 100th day of school

PREP students at St Mary’s Primary School Lancefield finally celebrated 100 days at school on Friday. While the day is normally celebrated in July, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown prevented the children from coming...

$30 million housing investment for Ranges

THE State Government has committed to invest at least $30 million into public and community housing in the Macedon Ranges as part of its $5.3 billion Big Housing Build. The multi-billion-dollar investment, to be included...

Orange Door opens for Macedon Ranges residents

Macedon Ranges residents will now have greater access to family violence support with the opening of the latest Orange Door in Loddon. The new facility covers the areas of Greater Bendigo, Central Goldfields, Mount Alexander,...

Community approach needed to stop vandalism

By Jackson Russell Romsey police have urged the community to speak out against vandalism and anti-social behaviour that has occurred throughout the town in recent weeks. The police call-out comes after reports of vandalism to Romsey...

Season proper to start

By Jackson Russell The Gisborne and District Cricket Association will welcome back its metropolitan Melbourne teams as the season proper gets underway next weekend. With the State Government dismantling the ‘ring of steel’ and allowing freedom...