The Free Press

Vale Dean Jones

By Jackson Russell The Romsey community is mourning the loss of Australian test cricketer Dean Jones, who passed away at the age of 59. Jones suffered a heart attack while in Mumbai, India working for Indian...

Loddon Murray calls all leaders

LEAD Loddon Murray is calling on aspiring leaders to apply for a leadership program that aims to inspire, challenge and support them in developing leadership skills. The Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program intends to help...

Author delves into history of Romsey

LANCEFIELD historian and biographer Fay Woodhouse is hoping people will learn about the origin of buildings in Romsey and its earliest settlers from her new book Romsey: an Historical Guide. Ms Woodhouse has written about...

Neighbourhood houses support residents

THE Lancefield and Romsey neighbourhood houses have extended a message of thanks to the community after generosity and support flooded in from residents during COVID-19. The neighbourhood houses collaborated during the first wave of the...

Economic strength a priority for candidate

FOUNDER and chair of the International Women’s Federation of Commerce and Industry Diana Abruzzi will run for Macedon Ranges Shire Council in the upcoming elections. Ms Abruzzi lives in Woodend and is renowned for her...

Sports hub funding snub

By Jackson Russell Funding for the $41.4 million Macedon Ranges Regional Sports Precinct has been thrown a curve ball with the Federal Government delaying a commitment. Member for McEwen Rob Mitchell has called on the government...

Cricket’s back, but restricted

By Jackson Russell Cricket is set to return to regional Victoria after Cricket Victoria released its return to train and play plan on Friday. Cricket Victoria has provided clubs with a 25-page document that spells out...

JobKeeper cuts set to hurt McEwen

NEW data reveals about 19,000 workers in McEwen could be worse off and almost $17 million will be taken out of the electorate’s economy each fortnight if the Federal Government proceeds with its cuts...

Beacon of hope

By Jackson Russell FOLLOWING regional Victoria entering the second step of the State Government’s road map out of COVID-19 restrictions, Premier Daniel Andrews has tipped a move to the third step could take place within...

Woodend to Riddells Creek connection underway

MACEDON Ranges Shire residents are one step closer to experiencing a shared trail connecting Woodend to Riddells Creek, after councillors agreed to endorse the project at its August meeting. Councillors read a report to update...