Force rehab for drug users

A FRANKSTON-based organisation working within the murky world of drug users for more than two decades wants the law changed to force drug addicts into rehabilitation. The Rev Angel Roldan, who along ...

Burglaries warning

DAYTIME burglaries in Aspendale are concerning Kingston police. A house in Laura St, Aspendale, was ransacked by burglars, 10.30am-4.15pm, Friday, and cash, jewellery, power tools, and alcohol stolen...

Baseball’s big hitter aims high

CHELTENHAM Baseball Club has a handy pitcher and big hitter in 13-year-old Shelby Roberts. He has only been playing for two years at the club in Farm Rd, Cheltenham, but has achieved a lot in that ti...

Bush stirs cartoonist’s creative juices

HIGHETT cartoonist Alan ‘Al’ Rose feels more relaxed drawing for a country audience with his works, which usually have an amusing rural theme. “Country people are more at ease with cartoon strips, wh...

Jackson hits his straps

SUCCESS at a Golden Gloves tournament in Brisbane recently has given new impetus to the budding boxing career of Jackson Murphy. The 15-year-old, of Frankston, won his two flyweight bouts (52kg) at t...

Cemetery plot for Green Wedge

PART of Kingston’s Green Wedge has been earmarked as a cemetery under a controversial plan by Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust to build a “Kingston Memorial Park” in Heatherton. The Trust appro...

Money trail aids worthy cause

A MONEY trail event at Patterson River Secondary College has helped students raise funds to buy books for underprivileged children in Somaliland and Cambodia. We are talking big money, too: The stude...

Tree change for coast plan

A COUNCIL plan to manage Kingston’s foreshore has been changed after state government intervention over a council attempt to “protect private bay views” from tree plantings. Mordialloc Labor MP Tim R...

Eagles end Sorrento ‘era’

NEPEAN LEAGUE SOMERVILLE will play Rosebud in the Nepean League grand final this Saturday at Frankston Park after bouncing back and beating Sorrento in the Preliminary Final. The Eagles led all after...