Parties polls apart on crime

DRUG offences have soared in Kingston over the past four years, fuelled by surging levels of ice abuse, while sex crimes and assault have also increased significantly, the state opposition claims. An...

Appeal delays Bay Trail

THE completion of the Kingston portion of the Bay Trail has been delayed again due to an appeal to VCAT. The Kingston Residents Association lodged a “last minute” appeal to the administrative tribuna...

Planned parking permit scheme stalled

A PLANNED parking permit scheme for Chelsea traders has been put on hold pending further consultation with business owners. Kingston Council was gearing up to introduce a 12-month trial of the parkin...

Aged care home an open space ‘invader’

PLANS to build an aged care home on land at Collins St in Mentone have come under fire from some residents and Kingston councillors keen to see the area used as open public space instead. Councillors...

Green wedges divide parties

LABOR has pledged to stop the “plundering” of Melbourne’s green wedges if it wins government at next month’s state election. Opposition planning spokesman Brian Tee addressed the Green Wedges Coaliti...

Choir tunes into a musical future

THE School of Hard Knocks Frankston Chapter choir had its first “come and try” day last Wednesday, with around 55 prospective choir members, volunteers and agency workers attending the launch at the ...

Solariums top list in cancer fight: doctor

DETECTING on average one melanoma each business day on patients from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula has made Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre one of the busiest clinics in Australia. But it’s an ...

Disability no deterrent to Adam

A SEVERE physical disability hasn’t prevented Frankston High School student Adam Goodridge from completing his Year 12 studies. He inspires his classmates – and even his senior campus principal, Hele...