Drownings up, lifesavers hold the line

DESPITE “ticking all the boxes” for being in a location where people are most likely to drown – near beaches, rivers, pools and boating areas – Carrum Surf Life Saving Club has, touch wood, been spar...

Hospital rumours put to bed

CONFUSION about the number of extra beds to be installed at Frankston Hospital’s new building has seen hospital management become caught in the political crossfire as the major parties trade blows ov...

‘Fast track’ for station upgrade

THE state election battle for Frankston has intensified. Labor opposition leader Daniel Andrews visited Frankston train station last Friday morning to commit $50 million to transform the station prec...

Mayer is new mayor after split vote

FRANKSTON has a new mayor. Councillors voted last Wednesday evening to elect Cr Sandra Mayer to succeed outgoing mayor Darrel Taylor but Cr Mayer’s elevation to the mayoralty was not without controve...

Shaw preferences not done deal

THE wait to find out whether Frankston MP Geoff Shaw will preference the Liberal Party above Labor at this month’s state election goes on. The rebel MP’s preferences could prove to be crucial in deci...

Kids, cars, hot days a deadly combination

FRANKSTON has the dubious honour of having the second highest number of children left unattended in cars in the Melbourne metropolitan area over the past 12 months.\ That figure – 23 – trails Pakenha...

Libs’ pathway to access for all

A LONG-RUNNING mystery over exactly who should pay for the upgrades and maintenance of Carrum access pathways at Patterson River has been partially solved. The state government has finally put its ha...

Learning to a different beat

A GROUP of young people who may have felt ‘on the outer’ in mainstream education and unable to tolerate the demands of the normal school regimen have, nevertheless, achieved success in the classroom....

Playing politics with crime

WHO to believe? Either Kingston’s crime rates are rising, falling or staying the same. But an assessment of claims by Liberal and Labor candidates contesting this month’s state election certainly doe...

Game of zones may begin again

LABOR has pledged to “take the politics out of planning” if the party wins government this month. Opposition planning spokesman Brian Tee has accused state Liberal Planning Minister Matthew Guy of “f...