Former councils helped Howlong
It is with interest to read last Monday's newspaper quoting Councillor David Longley at the opening of the upgrading of the Howlong tennis pavilion.
"I've always said over time councils, Hume and Corowa, have underestimated the growth of this town. Infrastructure began to fall in a heap because they wouldn't recognise growth. We're playing catch-up and there is still a lot of work to do."
What an insult to the former Hume and Corowa councils.
Hume built the swimming pool, Corowa upgraded the two ovals with drainage, watering system and top soil, shade sails and also initiated the town improvement process which allowed the Howlong community to self help a lot of infrastructure to help drainage, footpaths and essential upgrade to the town.
That funding was substantial without government grants.
Fred Longmire, Balldale
IN OTHER NEWS:
Saddened by near-empty street
After advice from a senior local politician, my wife and I took a trip to Corryong to inspect a refurbishment of my father's grave by Wodonga firm, Memorials in Stone.
Spent money in Tallangatta bakery on the way up for refreshments and support local people. Had a great trip over Kellangie and enjoyed the snow on Townsend and Rams Head, a view that always gets me in the throat when returning to the Upper Murray in the winter.
In respect of social distancing we went straight to the cemetery for the grave inspection and were blown away by the restoration of a grave in place since 1951. Congratulations to all involved in the restoration, way beyond expectations and really appreciated. Thanks also to the shire and the cemetery maintenance crew, a credit to all.
We were bitterly saddened by the sight of Hanson Street shopping precinct clouded in light fog, not that unusual in winter I remember, but only three cars parked between the PO and the hall at 11am on Saturday morning. It's totally depressing and frustrating.
What hope has Victorian retail survival got with the totally ridiculous, reckless and selfish lockdown by the absolutely incompetent Andrews government.
Tony Clarke, West Albury
Scaremongers twist the facts
In response to Denise M Cameron's letter on Saturday May 29, Denise seems to be confused about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill and seems to be intent on twisting the facts with the aim of scaremongering.
Her reference to Mother Teresa - suggesting that anyone could go out onto the streets with a syringe to "put people down" is bizarre. It's scaremongering.
This bill is about giving terminally ill people a choice - it's not about killing people off as Denise wants us to believe.
The bill excludes Alzheimer sufferers however Denise seems intent on spreading innuendo and hysteria. By changing the name from voluntary assisted dying to assisted suicide is indicative of twisting the facts.
I suggest people do their own research rather than follow such scaremongers.
Julie Dianne, Albury
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