Flare sets grassland alight

ARTHURS Seat could have been engulfed last week when vandals fired a flare setting fire to long grass, 2.50am, Friday 17 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Logonder, of Somerville CIU, said the...

No shelter from vandals

VANDALS are smashing glass bus shelters up and down Nepean Highway with regularity and seeming impunity. Commuter Lindy Clarke, who regularly drives up from Blairgowrie, said she has counted 10 smash...

Recycled water for the greens

FLINDERS MP Greg Hunt years ago added his voice to those fighting to stop Melbourne Water discharging partially treated sewage into the sea near Gunnamatta. The protesters, led by the Clean Ocean Fou...

Blasts in the night

SHOTGUN blasts and Molotov cocktails shattered the overnight calm in Dromana, early Saturday 11 January. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said the occupants of a “white ...

Staff threatened

A MAN who stole a bottle of spirits from a Mornington liquor store threatened staff who tried to intervene. He returned the next day but left empty handed when again confronted by staff. The man, pic...

Catch of the week

MORNINGTON Senior Constable Dave Burton and Constable Dylan Beaumont spotted a Mitsubishi Triton ute and trailer parked on the side of the road at Somerville, Wednesday 15 January. Doing a spot check...

Climate activists ready for arrest

TWO groups operating on the Mornington Peninsula are part of a global movement seeking government action to counter climate change. XR Westernport and XR Mornington are part of the British-based Exti...

Bank grants top $500,000 mark

AT the recent annual meeting of the Hastings branch of the Bendigo Bank shareholders were advised that the reduction of interest rates had limited the growth of the bank. However, a profit was record...

Man dies by suspected drowning in Mornington

A man has died following a suspected drowning at a Mornington beach on Saturday. Investigators have been told male snorkellers located the man’s body in the water at Mills Beach on 10 January shortly...

Third break-in leaves men’s shed at a loss

“OTHER than by connecting the doorknobs to a 240-volt charge I can’t see how we are going to keep them out.” Western Port Men’s Shed president Colin Proud was joking, but he was clearly upset after t...