New delay to pier opening

OPENING of the rebuilt outer section of Mornington pier has been delayed due to problems with the way wave screens have been attached to the seaward end of the structure. Ten large concrete wave scre...

Lights for black spot

A LONG-running campaign to improve safety at a Mt Eliza traffic black spot has been successful with the area’s federal MP Bruce Billson securing funding for a signalised pedestrian crossing that will...

Firefighters turn out to farewell former captain

A BIG turnout – which included a guard of honour by fire crews – farewelled former Somerville CFA captain Rodney Howard Armstrong on Saturday. Flags at the station were at half-mast and the fir...

Diesels no go for Stony Point line

DIESEL trains will not return to the Stony Point rail line as a quick fix to get passenger services back up and running. Metro Trains had said diesels could have been a short-term solution while work...

Budget’s $80m blow to port

THE future of the Port of Hastings Development Authority is in doubt following the failure of the state government to refinance its operations in last week’s budget. Hastings MP Neale Burgess has acc...

Dolphin deaths lead to tighter rules for fishing

NEW restrictions have been imposed on the fishing industry following the deaths of eight dolphins and four fur seals during two offshore trips by the factory trawler, Geelong Star. The Australian Fis...

Motocross track talks between council, club

THE Frankston City Motorcycle Track remains closed after a motocross rider’s death at the venue last month. Frankston Council ordered the Frankston Motorcycle Club to close the Seaford venue after a ...

Expo gives students inside view of jobs

JOBS and careers of all sorts were the focus of last week’s Frankston Mornington Peninsula Careers and Jobs Expo at Mornington Racecourse. The event was designed to help the students and school leave...

Barber stays at the cutting edge

RYE barber Jeff Glaum didn’t plan on staying “too long” when he bought the Pt Nepean Rd hairdressing business in 1980, but last week was celebrating his 35th year of wielding the scissors and clipper...