Historic boats behind a model occupation

ROB Lippiat is reviving the days when paddle steamers regularly circumnavigated Port Phillip. But he’s not about to embark on a voyage of the bay, it’s more about looking at the past in scale, about ...

Heart stent a world first

AN absorbable heart stent was inserted in a Peninsula Health patient. This breakthrough for the health service was achieved by Associate Professor Jamie Layland, one of a few cardiologists in the wor...

Robbery charges

SOUTHERN Metropolitan Region Crime Team Investigators have charged an 18-year-old Langwarrin man following two aggravated burglaries and a burglary in Rosebud in which a Kia car was stolen. They occu...

Special taskforce watches from shadows

THE two men in the car next to you at the lights in the centre of Frankston might be more than just two men absent-mindedly studying the traffic. Despite their casual appearance and nonchalant air th...

Social media comments ‘unacceptable’

A CLOSED meeting between councillors last month was not aimed at restricting councillors’ freedom of speech according to Frankston mayor Cr James Dooley. The mayor told The Times a mid-week meeting b...

Whales breaking records

WHALE watchers are recording the “busiest season on record” as sightings pour in from Western Port and Port Phillip. “The 2016 whale season has turned into a record breaker around our bays.  We’ve ju...

Conduct panel hearing ‘worth it’

A COUNCILLOR conduct panel hearing held in April cost ratepayers $15,000 but one of the two councillors questioned by the panel feels it is money well spent. Cr Darrel Taylor, who had allegations of ...

Fun contest pulls into station

SCHOOLCHILDREN can showcase their Minecraft game skills in a competition to design the new Frankston train station. The state government’s Frankston Train Station Design Competition is open to Franks...