We continue to hear about the effect the pandemic and the restrictions are having on our part of the world.
While we are in a much better position than the hot spots, our city's private schools have explained to the Express how they are dealing with the border closures.
Meanwhile we have seen a big increase in the use of telehealth appointments during recent months.
While that has been welcome, an opinion piece from one of our region's journalists questions the ability of Australians to judge risk.
Aside from the pandemic, the drama that was Armidale Regional Council continues, despite the councillors being suspended for a further three months.
Maybe they don't understand what suspended means, but Mr May made the point to the Express that he did not feel he had to consult with them because they had been suspended.
Mr May has said he needed more time to address a myriad of issues at a council that was "dysfunctional at all levels".
Last week police also arrested a teenager they allege was responsible for the attempted carjacking in Armidale on August 29.
Today I wanted to welcome our new senior journalist aboard. Vanessa Arundale is no stranger to the region having worked for the Walcha News from 2008 to 2016, and for the last four years as a group journalist covering the Northern Tablelands.
You can email Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great week.