Chemical alert gets up their nose

ONLOOKERS to a hazardous material – hazmat – incident at Carrum Downs could have been forgiven for thinking Santa had arrived early, or, perhaps, that strange little men from Mars were taking o...

Concrete path blocked

AN audacious bid by the Alex Fraser Group to extend the licence for its Clarinda concrete crushing plant is shaping up as the first test of the newly elected Labor state government’s environmental po...

Mosque leaders condemn fatal siege

LEADERS from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’sa mosque in Langwarrin “categorically and unequivocally” condemned the Sydney siege that led to the deaths of two hostages held at gunpoint in a cafe by...

Crime’s early start to the silly season

A GUNMAN, armed bandit, drink-drivers and speedsters have kept Frankston police busy in the lead-up to Christmas. It’s not the start to the festive season they would have liked. No one was injured wh...

Shops pop up to fill empty space

PERHAPS it’s a sign of tough economic times that some shops in Frankston seem to be ‘here today, gone tomorrow’. But unlike many optimistic business owners who hope to be around for a long time after...

No end in sight for cabin park site deal

AS families around Frankston prepare for Christmas celebrations and look forward to a new year, some residents at Seaford Beach Cabin Park still face an uncertain future heading into the festive seas...

Lifesavers back on patrol

WARM weather last weekend had beachgoers flocking to the sea and sand, with lifesavers from Mentone to Carrum reporting business as usual. Theirs were among the 56 patrolled beaches – and 30,68...

Wedge report ‘a waste of money’

A NEW report on Kingston’s Green Wedge has been called a waste of ratepayers’ money after councillors decided to press ahead with a contentious report to investigate the possibility of rezoning part ...