Putting modern families first

The Aspendale Gardens Community Service (AGCS) will be running several events and activities to celebrate National Families Week next week. Building on the theme ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communit...

Generosity eases fire loss

A BOTTLE of 1976 Grange Hermitage valued at $1200, a little girl’s Christening candle in a blackened chest of draws, and a walking stick made by his grandfather in Changi prison, Singapore, were amon...

Smash and grab

OFFENDERS used concrete paving stones to smash their way into a Braeside factory to steal go-karts and parts valued at $10,000 at 1.10am last Thursday (5 May). They also set fire to a filing cabinet ...

Council weed killer ‘may be harmful’

A WEED killer used by Kingston Council has been linked to Parkinson’s disease, infertility and cancers. Council workers spray Roundup Biactive to control weeds and there is mounting evidence that one...

Grant response not so quick

A COMMUNITY group that became embroiled in a political stoush and legal threats over funding from ratepayers has again applied for a grant from Kingston Council. Kingston Residents Association, a gro...

Hotel plan ‘fails pub test’

PLANS to redevelop the Mentone Hotel will go before Kingston Council this month in the next stage of the conversion of the iconic venue into townhouses with an adjoining apartment complex amid concer...

Building new hospital is child’s play

WHEN a child in the City of Kingston gets sick they will most likely be treated at Monash Children’s Hospital, a place many families are unaware even exists. However, Paterson Lakes mother Vanessa Mi...