Hand hacked off in attack

A TEENAGER has been charged with attempted murder after a man had a hand hacked off during a machete attack in Frankston North. Police called to a “domestic incident” at a home in The Pines at about ...

MP fires shots at basketball board

IT seems like it is finally game over for a long-anticipated $12.7 million upgrade to the Frankston Basketball Stadium after sensational comments made in Canberra last week by federal Dunkley Liberal...

Renewables strife for Libs along sandbelt

POLLING in the “sandbelt” seats pivotal to winning government at November’s state election reveals the Liberal Party faces a belting over its renewable energy policy. ReachTEL polling, conducted for ...

Gig pests to face the music

HARASSERS at live music gigs will face the music under a new program aimed at preventing sexual harassment and assault at music venues. The Chelsea Heights Hotel is one of nine venues across Victoria...

Youth mayor reign begins

THERE is a new mayor in town — a youth mayor. Frankston Council anointed its first Youth Mayor at this month’s public council meeting. Former Frankston High School student Gerard Felipe, 18, currentl...

Sam’s sons honour dad

HONOURING a father’s memory is on the mind of the family of a former manager at Frankston’s Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre. Ex-PARC building and asset leader Sam Newman, a Skye father of five, p...

Stadium talks break down

BASKETBALL courts could be built elsewhere and not at Seaford’s Frankston Basketball Stadium if a council proposal goes ahead. Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton has confirmed council is looking at “de...

New force to catch drug dealers

A NEW police unit will tackle the scourge of drug dealing and trafficking across the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region. The newly merged unit of Frankston and peninsula-based officers will be...

Primary school to be rebuilt

TERMITE-INFESTED classrooms at Bonbeach Primary School will be demolished and replaced as part of a rebuild of the school. Victorian Deputy Premier and Education Minister James Merlino visited the sc...

Hotel plan goes to VCAT

A DEVELOPER who plans to build apartments at the site of the Mentone Hotel has seen a “last chance” offer to Kingston Council rejected by councillors. The application to build apartments at the Beach...