Down to the sea go three

AUTHOR and therapist Bernadette Hoey celebrated her 80th birthday last week by taking a dip at Mt Martha in a seagrass palanquin, the Eastern version of a sedan chair. It was made for her by peninsul...

Time to turn tide on family violence

AN ONLINE charity fund in honour of Luke Batty has been set up by friends of his mother, Rosie, to ensure some good comes from the tragedy. ‘‘For Rosie, her strongest belief is that something good ca...

Confronted police ‘forced to fire’

THE four Mornington police officers at the centre of last week’s tragic events in Tyabb appear to have done everything they could to defuse the situation and would be forever affected by the ordeal, ...

Tragedy at Tyabb

THE tight-knit Tyabb and Western Port communities were this week doing what they do best – coming together to lend support to the family, friends and school mates of 11-year-old Luke Batty, who was t...

Thieves target men’s shed

THIEVES have dealt a blow to members of Hastings Men’s Shed by stealing about $8000 worth of tools and equipment. A section of the outside wall of the metal-clad building was prised open by the robbe...

Beyond the pale

AN out-of-control car smashed through the fence of a Rosebud property last Sunday night, rolling multiple times across the length of the garden before smashing into a parked car and landing just metr...

Plan to build trail’s ‘missing link’

PLANS are being drawn up to fill in the missing links on the Bay Trail between Dromana and McCrae. Cyclists are forced to leave the trail at the busiest time of the year because of caravans on the fo...

Western Port low in toxicants: report

TOXIC substances such as heavy me­tals, hydrocarbons, pesticides and anti-foulants appear to be low in Western Port, says one of five new reports commissioned by Melbourne Water. The reports are part...