Straying nudes risk fines

NUDE bathers in undesignated areas at Moondah beach, Mt Eliza, risk being fined under the Summary Offence Act. The issue came to a head when a Mt Eliza resident contacted the council to complain abou...

Slow down plea

WHILE most people know to slow down when they see an emergency vehicle ahead with red and blue lights flashing, or an alarm sounding, few know that it is actually breaking the law to pass at more tha...

House gutted

A FRANKSTON home previously raided by police was gutted on Wednesday morning (25 April) in a fire deemed suspicious by authorities. CFA firefighters were called to the Skye Road property at about 5am...

Fast food thieves take off with the lot

TWO men with their faces covered threatened staff at the Hungry Jacks restaurant in Nepean Highway, Mornington, last week before stealing cash from the till and safe. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, ...

Taste of Japanese culture at festival

THE compelling and powerful sound of Japanese drums the size of wine barrels is sure to capture attention at Frankston High School’s senior campus in Foot Street on Sunday (6 May). Taiko drumming gro...

Recycling crisis hits ratepayers

RATEPAYERS across Frankston will cop an increase in charges for recycling in the wake of China banning almost all of recycling material previously sold to China from overseas. Any items with a plasti...

Mayor pays own way on Japan visit

A POTENTIAL loss of “honour” between Frankston and Japan has been avoided after council’s mayor decided to pay for a trip to Frankston sister city Susono out of his own pocket. Some councillors at th...

Golf course petition drives dispute

A PETITION calling on Frankston Council not to offer a commercial lease on a public golf course saw council CEO Dennis Hovenden teed off that the proposal became public before councillors formally di...

Protest against ‘road to nowhere’

A PROTEST against the planned Mordialloc freeway landed on the doorstop of state MP Tim Richardson last week. About a dozen Residents Against Mordialloc Freeway (RAMF) protesters visited the Labor MP...