Time to fix stopped clock

THE long-neglected Nylex clock in Mentone is still switched off with little sign of progress in attempts to have it restored. The Nylex sign, built in 1967, remained at its highly visible Nepean High...

Drink-driver caught

A MENTONE woman has lost her licence for 12 months and had her car impounded at a cost of $873 after allegedly being caught drink-driving early Monday (15 February) morning. Police nabbed the 37 year...

Door jemmied

A HOUSE in Bear St, Mordialloc, was burgled and a TV and other electrical items stolen, overnight Monday last week. A friend of the occupant walking past the house noticed the side gate open. Walking...

Detox begins at home

The free Detox your Home household chemical collection is coming back to Cheltenham on Sunday 6 March. If you have any unwanted or out-of-date household chemicals around your home take advantage of t...

Giving voice to a silent witness

A LONE pine tree has inspired Chelsea author Lyn Duclos to ensure the history of Norfolk Island, a remote Australian island in the South Pacific Ocean, is remembered for generations to come. Her new ...

School’s in for guide dogs

WOULD-BE guide dog Heidi’s got a lot to learn – and where better to learn it than at school? The three-month-old Labrador is right at home among the students at Patterson River Secondary College unde...

Global scientists oppose CSIRO cuts

CLIMATE scientists from across the world have written an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stating they are “alarmed” by cuts to the CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere research program, mostl...