Pub loss makes regulars edgy

CONCERNED Kingston residents are rallying to try to save the iconic Mentone Hotel from closure and being converted into apartments. The hotel’s management announced late last week that the pub and li...

Shaw’s ‘nasty’ station stoush

TRUE to pugnacious past form, independent Frankston MP Geoff Shaw became embroiled in more controversy last Thursday morning when ABC radio presenter Jon Faine visited the city. While Faine spoke to ...

Major election pledges ‘duplicated’

PREMIER Denis Napthine visited a Carrum Downs family last week with a media pack on his campaign trail as he announced a commitment to spend up big on an overhaul of Thompsons Rd if his Coalition gov...

Pollies ‘ignoring’ methadone plan

A PROPOSAL to move drug replacement dispensing from pharmacies near Frankston station to a dedicated centre at Frankston Hospital has received little support from the two major political parties, say...

Snapper anglers in spotlight

POLICE, fisheries officials and maritime safety officers were out in force over the weekend as thousands of recreation anglers hit Port Phillip and Western Port for the country’s biggest snapper comp...

Environment call to marginals

ENVIRONMENTAL activists are targeting Frankston voters to make action on climate change a high-profile political point in the lead up to the state election. Environment Victoria and online activist g...

Free travel plan for seniors

POLITICIANS are sometimes accused of taking a free ride at taxpayers’ expense but a new initiative could see Victorian seniors enjoy free public transport. Frankston MP Geoff Shaw, no stranger to the...