Shedders ready for new home

A NEW, larger shed being built for Western Port Men’s Shed in Sudholz Street, Bittern, will allow members more scope to help schools, charity groups and residents with projects and repairs. The kitch...

$3.5m to improve freeway use

A “notorious bottleneck” on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway is closer to being removed with $3.5 million from the federal government. The money, part of a 2019 election commitment, will go to the st...

Family gathering’s celebration of a century

Story and picture by Barry Irving   RYE resident Barney Cain celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends, Saturday 6 June. Mr Cain, third from left at right, was born in 1920 at the ho...

Hope for ‘hardship’ meals to continue

By Danielle Collis A MT MARTHA restaurant has prepared more than 1000 meals for Mornington Community Information and Support Centre to deliver to people and families in need. Volpino owner David Weil...

Stay safe, mate

THIRTEEN drivers were each fined $289 for driving past a police vehicle with flashing lights at more than 40kph, Thursday 28 May. Somerville Highway Patrol officers conducted Operation Safe-Mate as a...

Driver peppered, arrested

A MAN who allegedly drove at a police officer in Mornington was later pepper sprayed and arrested in dramatic fashion at Mount Martha. Police said they saw a car driving on the wrong side of the road...

Ten days added to EES process

THE Planning Minister Richard Wynne says the exhibition of power company AGL’s environmental effects statement on its proposed gas import terminal at Crib Point will last 40 days, 10 days longer than...

More time to register pool

PRIVATE pool and spa owners on the Mornington Peninsula now have until 1 November to register them with council. The five-month extension from the original 1 June deadline has been granted because of...

Black lives matter here too

By Barry Morris THE leader of the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place in Hastings has spoken out against Aboriginal deaths in custody following the death of African American man George Floyd in...

Softly, softly approach to reopening services

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire services will gradually reopen during June with further easing of coronavirus restrictions. The shire is following state government guidance by taking a staged approach wit...