Anger over stingray catch

THE attempted killing of a large, resident stingray near Portsea pier has angered Portsea beachgoers who want significant species, such as this, protected. Jackie Younger, a coordinator at the Baypla...

Second term for new mayor Bev Colomb

BEV Colomb is the new mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire. It is Cr Colomb’s second mayoral term as she was “first among equals” in 2007-08. She replaces Cr Antonella Celi of Seawin...

Church orders men’s shed to leave camp

  THE Safety Beach-Dromana Men’s Shed is in a pickle: it has to find a new home by the end of December. Based at the Don Bosco Camp at Safety Beach for the past two years, the men’s shed has pro...

Family devastated by sentence

THE family of murdered Hastings jeweller Dermot O’Toole have spoken of their devastation over the 27 year sentence handed to his killer, Gavin Perry. Minutes before, Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth H...

Man charged over 2013 Rye murder

Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man with murder over the 2013 death of Barry Gray in Rye. 72-year-old Barry Gray was found deceased by police at his property in Parson Street on Friday 17 Ma...

Forum addresses family violence scourge

MORE than 500 people including senior police, politicians and community leaders, packed Mornington’s Peninsula Community Theatre last week in an overwhelming show of support for the campaign to turn ...

Staff training kicks in after ferry drama

A MAN reportedly “died twice” on the Sorrento-Queenscliff ferry last Friday afternoon before being revived by crew members using a defibrillator. He was breathing when taken by air ambulance to the A...

Council apology over scam slam

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has apologised for labelling a business planning to build a sports and trampoline centre on the southern peninsula “a scam”. The company, Peninsula Jump, announced via Face...

Community concerns over Point plan

THE state government is under fire over secrecy surrounding an agreement for a major commercial development with Point Nepean National Park. The Nepean Conservation Group and Nepean Historical Societ...

Warm welcome for 125 years of rail service

THE 10.37 train to Hastings last Wednesday carried more than passengers – it brought with it the welcome legacy of 125 years of rail travel to the town. And what a celebration it heralded. On the pla...