Flesh-eating ulcers on the rise

FRANKSTON and the Mornington Peninsula have emerged as “hot spots” for a flesh-eating bacteria that leaves sufferers disfigured and has doctors baffled. Variously known as the Bairnsdale ulcer, the D...

Gala evening to help Abacus ‘achieve with autism’

LIKE many mums, Mornington’s Michelle Bendell held her breath when her son Sidney started school this year. And just like thousands of parents, she was anxious – but hopeful – that education would gi...

Smear attempt over candidate’s drug conviction

A DRUG conviction for a crime committed nearly 40 years ago has become an election issue for one of the three vacant Briars ward seats on Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. However, judging by comme...

Revealing insight into author’s life

AUSTRALIA’s favourite beach son and multi-award winning author Tim Winton enthralled a sold-out crowd at Safety Beach Sailing Club last week when he chatted with the ABC’s Paul Kennedy. The launch ev...

Clowns no laughing matter

THE creepy clown phenomenon is concerning police, with their antics alarming motorists and passers-by. Reports of the clowns holding fake knives and cap guns and terrifying motorists along Frankston-...

Seawall works at Craigie beach

WORKS to build a 97-metre rock revetment to protect Craigie beach’s ageing seawall have begun. The six-week works are part of the state government’s coastal environment program, which oversees protec...

Backtracking over legal centre resignations

INTRIGUE surrounds the workings of the Peninsula Community Legal Centre, whose board resigned last month after their recommendation to solve a “governance problem” was rejected by members. Chairperso...

Mt Martha recycled water facility open for business

A $60 MILLION upgrade to South East Water’s Mt Martha Water Recycling Plant will provide an alternative source of water for local businesses and community organisations, while reducing the environmen...

Twenty years of polio advocacy on the peninsula

MORNINGTON Peninsula Post Polio Support Group will celebrate 20 years of advocacy and referral for polio survivors in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula on Tuesday 18 October. The group, previous...

Councillor expenses unknown

VOTERS will not know how much Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors spent on expenses during the full current four-year council term before this weekend’s council elections. The shire’s 11 councillo...