Shed hit again

TOOLS and equipment were stolen from the Western Port Men’s Shed sometime over the weekend, 15-16 June. The haul included a MIG welder, biscuit joiners, drills, and a laptop computer. Shed president ...

Plant theft charges

HASTINGS police have thanked the public for help in identifying a man and a woman shown on CCTV allegedly stealing plants from an early learning centre at Crib Point, Saturday 11 May. Soon after the ...

Reducing traffic congestion – one impound at a time

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol members say they are doing their bit to “relieve traffic congestion and improve road safety on Frankston and Mornington Peninsula roads”. “One by one we are steadily removin...

Complex family ties can lead to abuse of elders

THE COMPLEXITIES of parent-child relationships, family conflicts and rising living costs are some of the hidden factors behind elder abuse being uncovered by Peninsula Community Legal Centre. “Withou...

School visits bridge the generations

ROSEBUD Primary students and residents of Rosebud Retirement Village both get a lot of enjoyment out of the school’s interactive programs. The year 4 students, some of whom may not have grandparents,...

Roadside floods ‘bad for business’

FLOODED footpaths and overflowing gutters after heavy rains like we had last week in Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, are bad for business. Traders on the usually busy strip have been hit hard – prompting...

Meeting to probe hotel’s future

A COMMUNITY meeting at Sorrento this weekend will try to find out what’s happening at the scaffold surrounded Continental Hotel. Nepean Conservation Group president Dr Ursula de Jong will give a brie...

Jobs could flow from marine ‘precinct’

“STREAMLINED” planning controls look set to be adopted to create a “marine industry precinct” between Hastings and Somerville. The proposed 50-hectare site is on Bungower Road West, about four kilome...

Crabs in fight of their lives

DAY trippers using nets and buckets are reportedly over-fishing moulting spider crabs in the shallows at Blairgowrie. So many of the large crabs – particularly vulnerable when shedding their old shel...