Gnome on its way out

THE “chrome gnome” that towers over the Cranbourne Road exit of Peninsula Link will leave the roadside next year. The shiny sculpture, officially called Reflective Lullaby, will head to Langwarrin’s ...

Ratepayers may cop print bill

RATEPAYERS may find themselves on the hook for a reprint of rates notices after a printing bungle. Frankston Council sent out a second corrected set of 2018-19 rates notices this month after the firs...

Leadership spills divide MPs

A BRUTAL week in Canberra as the Liberal Party bickered over its leadership has seen local federal MPs support different potential leaders. Dunkley MP Chris Crewther nailed his vote publicly to incom...

Safety fears down tree

A TREE that stood tall for a century in Mordialloc’s Attenborough Park has been felled but Kingston Council says the mature cypress tree could not be saved. Park visitors were dismayed to see the gia...

Eyes on voters as election in sight

MORE surveillance cameras on Frankston streets have been promised by both sides of politics in the lead up to November’s state election. Law and order is shaping up as a political point of contention...

Reef grief over grant

A CONTROVERSIAL near half a billion grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been slammed as “a slap in the face” to scientists working in Aspendale. A federal government decision to give $443 ...

Second time ‘lucky’ for rates notices

A PRINTING bungle will see Frankston ratepayers receive a replacement 2018-19 rate notice in coming days. Frankston Council blamed a contractor for rates notices being issued with an incorrect addres...

Shop to support food care

A FOOD charity that feeds the needy is encouraging people to visits its op shop to support its ongoing operations. Theodora House Cheerful Givers, founded by Gina Poulos, said the shop is “a little o...

Home is where heart is for new station

A COMMUNITY-MINDED neighbour has ensured a fire emergency service fit for the future by agreeing to sell his former home to make way for an expansion of the Edithvale Fire Station. John Hennessy, 88,...