Servo worker in fire terror

HOOLIGANS lit a fire at a service station in Mornington and sped away, leaving the terrified lone attendant to douse the flames. Police are reviewing security camera footage and seeking information a...

Costs up but slide is world-first

THE cost of Frankston’s aquatic centre has risen $3.35 million from $46.35 to $49.7 million. Frankston Council chief executive Dennis Hovenden said the increase came when the council approved t...

Camera signs up but no flash yet

THE state government has started in­stalling speed camera warning signs on Peninsula Link freeway but the cameras have not yet been switched on. The six cameras on the 27-kilometre freeway between Ea...

Sub ashore in 18 months

THE Otama submarine will be brought ashore within 18 months, says West­­ern Port Oberon Association. At the launch of the Victorian Maritime Centre Project in Hastings on Friday, project development ...

Diversity lost as newspapers close

THE announcement that publication of the Frankston Weekly and Peninsula Weekly will end this month will see a narrowing of dissemination of news and events in the region. Five sister publications acr...

‘Conflict’ case adjourned

THE investigation of a shire councillor over alleged conflict of interest remains unresolved. Cr Graham Pittock appeared in Dro­mana Magistrates’ Court last Thursday to answer two charges brought by ...

Council no to Tyabb Airfield noise law

SHIRE councillors have rejected intro­ducing a noise control law for Tyabb Airfield. At Mornington Peninsula Shire’s council meeting, nine of the 11 councillors voted to reject a proposal to adopt En...

‘Fammo’ boxing statue project revived

THE Johnny Famechon statue project is being revived by the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame president Brett McCormick met Frankston MP Geoff Shaw earlier this month to seek his s...

MP ‘relaxed’ over budget lack

MORNINGTON MP David Morris says he is relaxed about his electorate receiving nothing in the recent state budget. “The budget doesn’t reflect my commitment to the electorate,” he said. Mr Morris spoke...