Early fire warning from government

THE state government last week warned Victorians about a long, hot and dry fire season ahead but made no mention of a key driver of drier conditions and hotter temperatures across southeast Australia...

Footy stars signing up for surfing

IT might be getting to the pointy end of the season for the AFL, but players were not too busy when asked to sign surfboards for a charity auction. The players stayed off the field long enough to tak...

Understand ‘chaos’ disorder for recovery

ITS very name means those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can face criticism and families can also be stigmatised. The word ‘borderline’ tends to make many think there is not rea...

Safer crossing at Bittern

THE opening of a $224,000 signalised pedestrian crossing in Bittern has made crossing Frankston-Flinders Rd a safer proposition for pedestrians. About 50 pedestrians an hour cross the road between th...

Counting all creatures, great and small

AN unusual census is being organised by the Western Port Biosphere. Schools, community groups and individuals are being asked to record sightings of animals, birds, reptiles, plants and insects for o...

Millions paid to cast-off port planners

SACKING staff at the Port of Hastings Development Authority has seen millions of dollars “lost” to Hastings, according to Opposition leader Matthew Guy. Speaking to journalists in Frankston last week...

Fatal crash at Somerville

Emergency services have spent the evening at the scene of a crash which claimed a woman’s life in Somerville. Investigators have been told a car was travelling on Western Port Highway when the driver...

Pub only for sale not business, manager

COLONIAL Leisure Group is selling the Portsea Hotel building and land not the business, says the group’s national operations manager Grady Patching. Mr Patching was responding to the report in last w...

School plan that can save lives

AN appeal has been launched to build a centre that can save and turn lives around for troubled young people on the southern peninsula. Land has been set aside for a Wellness Pavilion at Rosebud Secon...

Hillview seeks new quarry

HILLVIEW Quarries says it wants to reopen the old Pioneer quarry in Boundary Rd, Dromana, claiming it is running out of rock at its existing pit, which was started less than two years ago. Hillview C...