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March 5, 2021

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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

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Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Clive Jeffery, Mullumbimby

The council, councillors and the Public Art Panel are all surely joking! Aren’t they?

Commissioning a sculpture 12 metres high in the form of a ‘silhouette of the famous lighthouse using thousands of stainless steel birds’ and to be placed on the $5.6 million Bayshore Drive/Ewingsdale Road roundabout. Seriously? $55,000.00. Really?

A ‘representation’ of the actual lighthouse which, if not for this sculpture in the line of sight, can be seen in all of its glory ‘in the flesh’ as it were straight ahead and high up at the end of Ewingsdale Road!

I did actually check my diary to see if it was April Fool’s Day. Sadly, not.

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