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...

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...

‘Unfair, underhanded’ $1000 offer

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire CEO Carl Cowie has been accused of “unfair and underhanded” tactics by the union negotiating council staff pay and conditions amid fears some council services will be outso...

Ross River virus alert hits region

CASES of Ross River virus have been confirmed in Frankston and Casey, prompting health officers to warn residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Victoria’s chief health officer Profess...

Anger over ‘new’ pier’s beach block

SORRENTO residents fear their access to a popular beach has been blocked because a private jetty being built to replace a former structure does not conform to the same specifications. The jetty being...

Second fire at sports centre

FIRE crews fought a “small” blaze at the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre on Sunday 5 February. Detectives from the Somerville CIU are investigating the blaze which started in the kitchen a...

Biosphere faces cash crisis

WITHOUT an urgent injection of funds the Western Port Biosphere could collapse within two months. Dire financial circumstances being faced by the biosphere were outlined last week at an extraordinary...

Topsy turvy times at the beach

IT could be a scenario from Alice in Wonderland. One of those scenes where nothing lines up; there are plenty of angles but nothing is quite vertical or horizontal. Some of the beach boxes at Mt Mart...