Ambulance service ‘crisis’

FRANKSTON and Mornington Peninsula residents will have the chance to have their say on planned changes to the state’s ambulance service at a community forum later this month. The state government rel...

Volunteer wants tanks to help islanders

MT MARTHA resident Sue Smith has returned home after four years in the Solomon Islands as a self-funded volunteer helping small villages. “Life for people in these communities is very hard in so many...

Ferry tender may be two years away

FRENCH Islanders may have to wait more than two years before their complaints about the ferry service are tackled by the state government. Public Transport Victoria says it is considering re-tenderin...

Stony Point line still closed

PASSENGER services on the Stony Point rail line will not return for at least two months after being suspended since 30 March. Metro Trains has told The News engineers continue to investigate technica...

Reject resort plan: residents

CAPE Schanck residents opposed to the proposed RACV resort expansion have called on shire councillors to reject the $135 million, five-storey, almost 30-metre high complex off Boneo Rd. Opponents of ...

A family remembers

JUST as he is every Anzac Day, Constable Steven Newland will be at the Frankston Dawn Service with his dad, brother and three uncles. They go to pay their respects to those who died in World War One ...

Shire still battling illegal dumping

FRED Crump of Mornington put the shire council on the spot late last month when he asked about illegal dumping and other aspects of waste disposal. Mr Crump, who seems to have his finger on the pulse...

Woodworkers bring life to historic cottages

TWO outbuildings at Portsea’s Police Point Park are being restored as part of the shire’s heritage conservation works. The work is being done by Woodworkers of the Southern Peninsula, a not-for-profi...

Thieves foiled with heavyweight haul

THE discovery of 100kg of copper wiring in a stolen car in Hastings is allegedly part of a 20 tonne haul, valued at $250,000, looted from a Tullamarine industrial estate. The find has led to a Tyabb ...