Hunt on for Carrum Downs puppy thief

Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stole a puppy from a pet shop in Carrum Downs in April. Investigators have been told the man entered the store on Frankston-Dandenong Road around 4.30pm...
Boom times: Less than one year ago the expanding team of staff at the Port of Hastings Development Authority was celebrating the leasing of new offices in High St, Hastings. They were joined by Hastings MP Neale Burgess (who unveiled a plaque inside the offices), standing third from right with the authority’s CEO Mike Lean. This week staff numbers are down to 14 and most of the office space will go unused. Picture: Gary Sissons

Hastings port planner slashes jobs

STAFF numbers have been cut to 14 at the Port of Hastings Development Authority. The latest cuts are in line with the Labor government’s aim of hearing from Infrastructure Victoria before deciding on...
Artist Michelle Endersby Bonbeach.
Bloomin great art!

Artist takes bite out of the Big Apple

FROM Bonbeach to Chelsea – New York’s Chelsea, that is – might seem a long way away. But it’s indicative of the progress being made by Bonbeach painter Michelle Endersby, who is staging her In Reveri...
Labor comrades: Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny, Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten at the opening of the Isaac MP’s new office.
Picture: Gary Sissons

Office moves for Labor MPs

IT has taken seven months but Carrum MP Sonya Kilkenny’s electorate office should be open for business in July. The Labor MP, who narrowly won the seat of Carrum from former Liberal MP Donna Bauer at...
Geoff Gledhill new Mayor of Kingston.

Crushing blow against ‘waste hub’

ANY imminent threat of additional concrete crushers in Kingston’s Green Wedge has receded but a longer-term battle over materials recycling plants in the area looms. The News can reveal Planning Mini...
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Generic Police Sign taken at Frankston police Station.

Cars burgled, items stolen

THEFTS from motor vehicles are becoming an all-too-common problem in the Patterson Lakes, Chelsea, and Bonbeach areas. Police are searching for offenders who ransacked a utility in Palm Beach Dr, Pat...
No cuts: Kingston Council has confirmed there will be no funding cuts to SES units as a result of a state government rate capping plan. Picture: Gary Sissons

SES cash safe from cuts

FUNDING for State Emergency Service units will not be pared back in Kingston if the state government’s planned rate capping policy comes into force next financial year. Some Victorian councils, such ...
Rescue central: Carrum Surf Life Saving Club lifeguards performed the most rescues off Kingston beaches during the summer months. Picture: Gary Sissons

Summer rescues fall

LIFESAVERS patrolling Kingston and Frankston beaches rescued 26 people in strife at sea during the summer months. Life Saving Victoria data shows lifeguards in the region gave first aid in 116 cases ...
Light hearted: Lady of the Lake (Lisa Nightingale), King Arthur (Sam Marzden) and Patsy (Nick Rouse) will star in Spamalot. Picture: Trevor Lowther

Quest for laughs on Grail trail

THE cast will have as much fun as the audience when MLOC – formerly the Mordialloc Light Opera Company – presents Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Phoenix Theatre next month. Edithvale resi...