Pensioner cheered by tyre pay out

A FRENCH Island pensioner who says Mornington Peninsula Shire’s negligence cost him $368 for new tyres has had his refund claim belatedly paid by the council’s insurers. John Woolley said protruding ...

Tractor, 4WD collide

A TRACTOR and a four-wheel-drive were severely damaged when they collided on the Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring, Monday morning. Sergeant Bruce Buchan, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the crash...

Courage award for slain jeweller

SLAIN Hastings jeweller Dermot O’Toole has been awarded the Star of Courage in the Australian Bravery Awards. The awards announced over the weekend recognise those who put their own lives at risk to ...

Sculpture’s future at the crossroads

THE controversy that surrounded the erection of a sculpture at crossroads in the centre of Flinders may be about to be revived. The work “I am” by Andrew Rodgers has been in place on the Cook and Woo...

Award for ‘tireless’ worker

FELIX Arena, pictured, has been named Somerville Community Member of the Year. The award – announced at Somerville Family Day on Monday 13 March –  was made in response to his “selfless c...

Station plans

A MAJOR facelift for the gateway to Frankston has been unveiled by the state government after two years of community consultation and a nationwide design competition. A new train station designed by ...

Eels look to moon before next move

By Barry Morris IT IS the great mysterious love story of estuaries and creeks across the Mornington Peninsula that has its beginning and end 4000 kilometres away in the Coral Sea. Short-finned eels (...

Award for ‘life-changing’ teacher

A BENTONS Square kindergarten teacher has been named the 2016 Early Childhood Teacher of the Year for what is described as her “life-changing work with children with additional learning needs”. Meaga...

Talk helps keep black dog at bay

CONVERSATION and communication within families and the wider community is the most readily accessible way of detecting and tackling depression among teenagers. This message was brought out by speaker...

‘Fire danger’ has ended, but register burn-offs

THE CFA is urging landowners in the cities of Frankston and Kingston and Mornington Peninsula Shire to register burn-offs and avoid unnecessary call-outs. With the official end of the fire danger per...