Height concerns over retirement plan

THE size of a proposed retirement village at Somerville is concerning nearby residents and a Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor. The development, at 16 Graf Rd, Somerville, is for a 223-bed facili...

Plan now for pancreatic cancer rise, says doctor

HEALTHCARE services need to plan for a rise in pancreatic cancer, Peninsula Health’s Endoscopy boss Dr Leon Fisher has warned. His warning coincides with this week’s launch of the 2015 cancer appeal ...

Community asked about rubbish

RATEPAYERS are again being asked for their views on the shire’s waste recovery plan as pressure is said to be growing on the landfill at Rye, predicted in some Mornington Peninsula Shire reports to b...

More sand ripped from Portsea

THE sorry saga of the destruction of Portsea’s front beach continues with further damage being done during last week’s windy weather and rough seas. The extent of the erosion is increasing with ocean...

Business as usual as offices close – RDNS

CLIENT services formally provided by nurses at the former Royal District Nursing Service offices at Rosebud and Frankston are now being handled from Moorabbin. The service has given assurances that t...

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...