Street gets the beauty treatment

CHANGE is in the air in Frankston’s city centre with new works under way in Wells St. More than $3.5 million is being spent beautifying the street, jointly funded by the council and the state governm...

Police put the bite on young offenders

THE police Air Wing and Dog Squad were called in to help Frankston detectives arrest a 14-year-old boy in Mornington on Wednesday night. He was later charged with 29 offences, including serious assau...

Lock it or lose it

POLICE are scratching their heads over the carelessness of drivers who leave their cars unlocked while parked in the street, or driveways, overnight. Despite a spike in the number of reported car the...

‘Brave’ witness makes arrest easy

A HELPFUL witness watched as a man allegedly stole the number plates from a car parked at a Carrum Downs service station. She then photographed his getaway car, and returned to report the crime to th...

Underage cigs sales crackdown

FRANKSTON tobacco retailers failed the proof-of-age test last month. When council officers conducted 45 test-purchases, 10 were made to children. Breaching the law is costly: Penalty infringements of...

VicRoads looks into sinkhole repair

A BLOCKED drain caused a sink hole to develop outside Frankston Hospital at about 3pm last Tuesday afternoon (28 July). Initially, an ambulance with flashing lights was deployed to stop cars driving ...

Long-term education VIEW

CHELSEA’S Mary Daly said the recent VIEW Club lunch at Settlers Run Golf and Country Club celebrated the work the club was doing, and helped raise funds for its Learning for Life Program. A highlight...

The axe man cometh

AN axe-wielding bandit held up the IGA supermarket in Follett Rd, Cheltenham, 4.20pm, Friday, and escaped with a quantity of cash. The man, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a black balaclava, was...

Celebrate our shared humanity

ABOUT 30 local artists have been selected to take part in the annual Kingston Interfaith Network Art Exhibition to help celebrate the many faiths and cultures in the community. This year’s exhibition...

Bus to help youth work

POLICE youth resource officers (YROS) were frustrated by poor attendances at programs to help disadvantaged youth reconnect with the community. Then they discovered that young people faced problems g...