Dog of a day as owners break rules

A MORNINGTON dog owner says she can’t exercise her assistance dog in on-leash parks because other dogs which are allowed to roam free rush up and harass it. And she’s blaming the lack of enforcement ...

Cyclist killed

THE cause of a collision causing the death of a cyclist in Moorooduc, Monday 11 June, was still to be determined late last week. The 61-year-old father of adult children from Frankston South, was hit...

‘Getaway’ car stalled

ALERT customers helped foil a potential robbery at the BP service station, Dromana, midnight, Saturday 9 June: they pulled the spark plug leads out of the “getaway” car preventing it being driven. A ...

Traders taken in by conman’s sob story

A MAN alleged to have fleeced more than a dozen small business owners from Mt Eliza to Rosebud over the past six months was arrested by Rosebud police last week. The 49-year-old, from the Latrobe Val...

Awards for services to business and community groups

Trevor Douglas Martyn General Division OAM A PORTSEA resident who spent 50 years in the trucking industry has been awarded a medal in the general division OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Trevor ...

Spreading the word on elder abuse

ELDER abuse was the theme of a stall at Rosebud Plaza last week by members of Peninsula Advisory Committee for Elders (PACE). The group spoke to shoppers and handed out ribbons and literature on elde...

Bridge links family’s past

A DROMANA family which moved into the area more than 100 years ago has been remembered by having a bridge over Dunns Creek named after it. Littlejohn Bridge on Point Nepean Road is named after Willia...

Angling to stay near bay

WESTERNPORT Angling Club members are calling on public support to save their club building and public toilets from the bulldozer. Signatures are being collected on a petition to be presented to Morni...

Ann Brown’s schooldays reach 75 years

A MT ELIZA woman who had to leave school when she was 14 is now, aged 75, about to graduate from Deakin University with a PhD (Psychology). Ann Brown’s school in England wanted her to continue with h...

School seeks ruling to balance its numbers

CO-ED school Peninsula Grammar is seeking an exemption from the Equal Opportunity Act to allow it to “better manage” gender numbers in its classes. Principal Stuart Johnston told the school’s alumni ...