Fabulous Phyl’s century

SAFETY Beach resident Phyllis Maggs was at the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s monthly lunch at Rosebud Hotel last Thursday but it was a special day – a celebration of her 100th birthday, which wa...

RSL launches rotunda campaign

THE RSL is launching a campaign this month to raise money for a rotunda at a new avenue of honour in Mornington Park. The rotunda will be furnished with bronze plaques giving information about avenue...

Rail line shut down

THE Stony Point rail line has been closed indefinitely after boom gates did not close for approaching trains twice in the past few weeks. Boom gates at the Graydens Rd level crossing failed to close ...

Signs of closure at ashram

RUMOURS of the imminent closure or liquidation of the Shiva School of Meditation and Yoga heightened last week in the face of an ongoing police investigation, threat of a class action and suspension ...

Fair Work to shire: halt layoffs

THE Fair Work Commission has told Mornington Peninsula Shire to negotiate with terminated employees and not layoff any more people. The recommendation was made during a conciliation hearing last Wedn...

A grazier gardener who grew into a statesman

FORMER Prime Minister and Merricks resident Malcolm Fraser died on Friday. He was revered as a radical in his retirement, perceived as a statesman. Leaving “toxic” party politics behind in 2010, havi...

Petition calls on swami to quit

HUNDREDS of names have been added to an online petition calling for the head of a Mt Eliza ashram to step down while police investigate allegations of sexual abuse. “Signatures” have come from around...

Rye food trucks ‘won’t return’

THE state planning tribunal VCAT has been told food trucks will not return to Rye. The claim was made in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal last month during a hearing instigated by Rye ...