Easing up after 76 years’ service

ROSEBUD resident Nigel Edwards is “passionate” about helping people and his record of more than 76 years working in public service is proof enough. The 91-year-old JP, civil celebrant, bowls player, ...

‘Reform’ call from crime forum

THE Law and Order forum at the Rosebud Country Club last week was described as being an “extraordinary response from the community to discuss their feelings and concerns about the dramatic increase i...

Shire goes to ground over jetty

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council is refusing to respond to concerns that a private jetty being rebuilt at Sullivan Bay, Sorrento, has contravened a planning permit requirement to build “like for li...

Ending the cycle of domestic violence

THE adage of getting knocked down and then getting straight back up again describes Karen Stevens, 46, of Rosebud, to a tee. Unfortunately, the knock part literally happened, not once but three times...

Protest wave sinks ramp plan

A GROUNDSWELL of opposition to a new boat ramp at Rye flooded in to the Mornington Peninsula Shire council chamber last Monday evening. Councillors, in front of a packed public gallery, voted down th...

Andrew Cini wanted on warrant

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Andrew Cini. The 50-year-old is wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court in relation to breaching a community based order. Police hav...

105kmh over the limit in Mornington

A motorcyclist has been charged after his speed was checked at more than 100kms over the speed limit in Mornington last night. Somerville Highway Patrol members detected the Suzuki GSXR600 motorcycle...

Unwanted ferals are moving in

RENATE Luhn has been inundated with stray cats since a vacant block of land in Skinner St, Hastings, was cleared of old car bodies and dilapidated sheds. The 81-year-old, who has two cats of her own,...

Car lost in blaze

TWO men were captured on CCTV pouring petrol from a can over a man’s car before setting it alight in Heatherlee Close, Somerville. The men – one aged 17 and the other in his late 20s or early 30s – r...

Centre on fire – again

CFA brigades from Baxter, Langwarrin, Hastings and a breathing apparatus van from Frankston battled a fire which destroyed a portable office at the rear of the Somerville recreation centre on Saturda...