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The Free Press

Riddell League results: Wallan sitting comfortably; Romsey’s rivalry

WALLAN wasted little time reasserting its premiership credentials, while Romsey made a strong statement against rival Lancefield in the return of Riddell District football on Saturday. The Magpies trailed at quarter time against Riddell and...

Farmers warned wet paddocks can harm animal health

Farmers affected by recent floods and storms are being encouraged to monitor the health of their stock as wet conditions continue to affect parts of Victoria. Floods and sustained wet paddocks can bring a range...

Free firewood available following Macedon Ranges clean up

Macedon Ranges Shire Council is making free firewood available to residents and ratepayers at its transfer stations until at least September 2021, as part of storm recovery operations. Residents and ratepayers must first register their...

Mitchell, Macedon Ranges and Whittlesea sports set to return as COVID-19 lockdown ends

SPORTING leagues and associations have wasted little time in resuming competition following the end of Victoria's latest COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday night. The Northern Football Netball League announced senior and junior football would resume...

Clean-up crews in Cobaw State Forest delayed as more inclement weather batters the region

Fire Forest Management Victoria is battling inclement weather in its clean-up efforts in the Cobaw State Forest, putting a cloud over the forecast re-opening date on September 30. The forest has been closed since a...

Community contributor Jenny Stillman honoured by Lancefield-Romsey Lions

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association president Jenny Stillman has been honoured with a Lions Community Services Award by the Lancefield-Romsey Lions Club. Ms Stillman was ‘ambushed’ as she put it at the...

$3 million announced to support Macedon Ranges students with disabilities and increase school safety

SCHOOLS in Macedon will share $1.8 million from a State Government disability inclusion package aimed at supporting learning, contribution and participation of children with disabilities in their schools and classrooms. Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas...

Macedon Ranges storm clean up to take ‘at least six months’

Macedon Ranges Shire Council says it will take at least six months to clean up damage from the storm on June 9. Council welcomed the announcement of $55.5 million in recovery funding from a joint...

Food wasted, donated and staff hours cut as regional hospitality pivots again

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk As Victoria was catapulted into its fifth COVID-19 lockdown on Thursday, hospitality businesses had just seven hours of notice before it came into effect. Like all affected businesses, hospitality business owners had to...

Romsey Region Dinner welcomes some of the region’s (and Victoria’s) best business minds

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk The Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association is hosting a dinner this week celebrating creativity in business and creatives who live and work locally. Held at Glen Erin in Lancefield on Thursday, the...