April Fool’s Day postponed due to COVID-19

Breaking a continuous 438 year history of pranks and practical jokes, April Fools Day has been postponed until 1 September this year due to COVID-19. “It is a terrible shame, and is going to pu...

Baxter rail extension at a ‘standstill’

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke says that the Baxter rail extension will remain at a “standstill” until the business case is released. The proposed rail extension would see the Frankston line duplicated a...

Tourist drawcards bask in silver and bronze

LAKESIDE Villas at Crittenden Estate, Dromana has won the silver award for self-contained accommodation in the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards. The award was presented in Canberra on 6 March and follo...

Plants and their place in things

A GARDEN project has been keeping years 5 and 6 students at St Joseph’s Sorrento busy. Last year they were finalists in the Tidy Town Awards for their indigenous medicinal, edible sensory garden, whi...

Battening down

WHILE Mornington police station remains staffed 24/7 extra precautions have been taken for the safety of police and the public in response to the coronavirus. Visitors are being asked to stay behind ...

Long afternoon

A CARRUM Downs woman allegedly blew 0.185 per cent when breath tested in Eramosa Road East, Somerville, Wednesday 25 March. Members of the Somerville Highway Patrol earlier saw the 26-year-old drivin...

Footage sought

SOMERVILLE Highway Patrol members are seeking help from people with mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the black Ford ute, pictured, which came to grief in the Coles car park, Mornington-Tyabb Road,...

Charges follow car check

A WOMAN seen by police walking near a grey Audi sedan at a Rosebud service station was later found to have a string of outstanding warrants against her name. The 28-year-old, of no fixed address, all...

Jail for crash death

A DRUNKEN driver who killed a friend and seriously injured two others at Tootgarook last year has been sentenced to more than 12 years’ jail. Brandon Phongthaihong, now 22, had drunk beer and bourbon...

Mornington Centrelink wins extra time

A SIX-MONTH extension to the lease will allow Centrelink and Medicare offices in Mornington will remain open in their present form. The offices at 332 Main Street had been slated to close on 27 March...