The recent fires
I have tried to comment on the recent fires and our area of Kurri Kurri in particular.
I have borrowed some old and well known sayings and I have added my own comments to them. I do not know the originators of the original sayings, so unfortunately I cannot give them credit. The rest are my own comments and feelings.
Battling the Blaze in Kurri, December 2019
Red sky at night, sailors' delight.
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
Red sun above Kurri, now that's a real worry!
Firefighters battling day and night, so we can be all right.
We love our old Kurri Town. The population won't let her down.
To everything there comes an end, when all our energy has been spent.
Aart Verhulp, Kurri Kurri
I read with dismay the decision to close the Advertiser office in Cessnock.
For a provincial city the size of Cessnock not to have a presence in or around the central business district in my view defies logic and shows little empathy for those who have steadfastly supported this proud masthead for more than half a century.
While I am not privy to financial dealings regarding the decision, I cannot comes to terms that some suitable and affordable location could not be found with so many vacant shop fronts to choose from.
I feel the decision makers could have found something. It is indeed a sad day for the many loyal clients and readers.
Bruce Wilson, OAM
Former editor, The Advertiser, Cessnock
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