Shot fired in Frankston

A SHOT was fired when police officers tried to apprehend the occupants of a stolen car in Frankston this afternoon (13 July). Police saw a stolen Mercedes Benz SUV near Frankston-Dandenong Road, Fran...

Off-leash beach ‘outrageous’

A BACKLASH against a proposed 24/7 off-leash zone for dogs at Edithvale beach has seen residents gather on the foreshore to show opposition to the proposal. Some dog owners also attended the demonstr...

Animal rescuers fee free

KIND-HEARTED rescuers who adopt pets from Frankston pounds will no longer pay registration fees after councillors decided to “reward love with love” by dropping the fees for the first year of ownersh...

Axed boulevard trees ‘unhealthy’

FRANKSTON Council has come under fire over the sudden axing of trees on Cranbourne-Frankston Road. Readers have contacted The Times expressing alarm about “a desolate bomb site” left in the wake of t...

New deputy elected

FRANKSTON has a new deputy mayor. North-East Ward councillor Michael O’Reilly was elected to the role at council’s latest public council meeting on 2 July. A split 5-3 vote of councillors saw Cr O’Re...

New rules winning ‘party house’ wars

A SPATE of wild parties in Melbourne suburbs has highlighted the shortcomings of short-term “party” house rentals – an issue once rampant on the Mornington Peninsula. In Carnegie last month a $1 mill...

Parking squeeze probe

THE squeeze on available carpark spaces around Kingston amid the rise of multi-unit apartment blocks will be investigated by Kingston Council. North Ward councillor George Hua introduced a notice of ...

Premier hints at hospital help

PREMIER Daniel Andrews has given a tantalising hint of his government’s support for the ambitious Frankston Hospital redevelopment project. Mr Andrews was guest speaker at a “business brunch” held at...

Washed up tinny taken on ‘joyride’

THOUSANDS of dollars that could have been splashed out on a search and rescue operation off Frankston beach was saved thanks to CCTV surveillance cameras near the foreshore. When a 4-metre tinny cont...

New code for gifts

FRANKSTON councillors have agreed to a revised code of conduct as part of an annual review of behavioural guidelines. Changes to the code include a voluntary lowering of the dollar value at which cou...