Boarders are not budging during crisis

STAGE four restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 have been hard for everyone. Disruption to regular routines and weeks on end without face-to-face contact with friends and family. But spare a t...

When a dog gives more than help

JENNY Angliss-Goodall is developing a special relationship. It is one of co-dependency and is not her first. The last one lasted 12 years and, when it ended, she felt as though she had “lost my right...

Pick it up for nature’s sake

THE harm caused by uncollected dog poo on the Mornington Peninsula’s marine environment has prompted activist Josie Jones to bring the issue out into the open. “I shudder every time I think about the...

High praise for brave actions

A MOUNT Eliza man who risked serious injury in freeing the driver of a crashed and burning cement truck at McCrae in 2016 has been awarded a medal “for acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances”. Jo...

Shire calls for help to protect green wedge

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants residents to back its push to have Planning Minister Richard Wynne sign off on an amendment to the peninsula’s planning scheme. The amendment seeks to shield ...

Testing times for dogs and their owners

By David Forster TIMES are difficult for dog lovers who have been attending the Peninsula Dog Obedience Club at Quinns Park, Burdett Street, Tootgarook. The club, with 300 members, used to be a hive ...

Violent incident at Rosebud

Emergency services are at the scene of what is described as a “serious assault” at Rosebud Plaza. Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman, of Police Media, said reports had been received of a man armed with a wea...

Lighting up for frontliners

WRITER Heather Forbes-McKeon wants Victorians to acknowledge coronavirus frontline workers on Saturday by turning off their electric lights and hold a lighted candle or torch. Ms McKeon has launched ...

Closures lead to DIY BMX tracks

YOUNGSTERS are doing it for themselves following playgrounds and skate and BMX ramps being declared out of bounds because of the stage four coronavirus restrictions. Informal BMX ramps and accompanyi...

Attention caught

A CAR being driven erratically in West Park, Hastings, attracted police attention, 11.10pm, Monday 17 August. The Hastings divisional van crew pulled the car over in Curacoa Drive and took the driver...