From the Maitland Mercury report:
Former Maitland historian, the late Harry Boyle, was a big believer in that what we learn from the past helps us to plan for the future.
He always referred to the Mercury – which celebrated its 170th anniversary on January 7 – as the paper of record for Maitland, offering readers a window into the comings and goings of our vibrant city.
The Mercury continued that proud tradition again in 2013, covering the city’s personal triumphs and tragedies for the past 12 months.
Taking what we have learnt during the past year – and a leaf from Mr Boyle’s book – Maitland appears primed for big things in 2014.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 31, 2013.