Laundry raids

THIEVES have stolen the takings from Mornington Peninsula camping ground laundries over the past week. Senior Constable Ian Huxtable, of Rosebud police, said 18 camp laundries, from Sorrento to McCra...

Paddler dies

AN 84-year-old man found underneath his upturned paddle board 200 metres off the Rye sailing club, Wednesday 1 March, could not be revived. The man, a father of three from Rye, was brought to shore b...

Dromana College celebrates a milestone

DROMANA College will take on a carnival atmosphere in March when it celebrates its 50th anniversary. Former teachers and students who make up the bands Missing Links, Munster Terrace and a Bruce Spri...

Artist’s opportunity to contribute

RED Hill artist Michael Leeworthy can’t find the time to volunteer at his local op shop so, instead, he’s donating proceeds from his next exhibition. Leeworthy will give 25 per cent of the takings fr...

It’s a gas all the way from Gippsland

A NEW 187-kilometre pipeline bringing crude oil and condensate from Esso’s plants at Longford in Gippsland to Long Island Point at Hastings is nearly finished. “The pipeline is a critical piece of in...

Aero club seeks shire backing for helipad

TYABB Aero Club wants Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to pay $100,000 for a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. The club will contribute $25,000 towards the project. Vice-president Jack Vevers said...

Power tools stolen in ram raid

RAM raiders used a small hatchback car to knock down wire fencing and then crash through glass doors at Western Port Tractors, 4.50am, Thursday 23 February. They stole 26 power tools from the store’s...

Boats plan floated for Devilbend

PARKS Victoria is planning to allow non-powered watercraft such as kayaks and canoes to use parts of Devilbend Reservoir for recreation. Shore-based fishing is already allowed in some areas and now P...

Legal centre faces ‘crisis’ budget cut

A FRANKSTON-based legal service that has helped thousands of low-income clients to access free legal advice and representation will be forced to turn away clients when the federal government cuts fun...

Goodwill gesture keeps Lily in the race

MT MARTHA triathlete Lily van Raay’s first race with the Victorian Triathlon Team at Glenelg, South Australia, in early February ended in disaster. Her $3000 bike, parked with others at their caravan...