Libs’ pathway to access for all

A LONG-RUNNING mystery over exactly who should pay for the upgrades and maintenance of Carrum access pathways at Patterson River has been partially solved. The state government has finally put its ha...

Learning to a different beat

A GROUP of young people who may have felt ‘on the outer’ in mainstream education and unable to tolerate the demands of the normal school regimen have, nevertheless, achieved success in the classroom....

Playing politics with crime

WHO to believe? Either Kingston’s crime rates are rising, falling or staying the same. But an assessment of claims by Liberal and Labor candidates contesting this month’s state election certainly doe...

Game of zones may begin again

LABOR has pledged to “take the politics out of planning” if the party wins government this month. Opposition planning spokesman Brian Tee has accused state Liberal Planning Minister Matthew Guy of “f...

Pub loss makes regulars edgy

CONCERNED Kingston residents are rallying to try to save the iconic Mentone Hotel from closure and being converted into apartments. The hotel’s management announced late last week that the pub and li...

Shaw’s ‘nasty’ station stoush

TRUE to pugnacious past form, independent Frankston MP Geoff Shaw became embroiled in more controversy last Thursday morning when ABC radio presenter Jon Faine visited the city. While Faine spoke to ...

Major election pledges ‘duplicated’

PREMIER Denis Napthine visited a Carrum Downs family last week with a media pack on his campaign trail as he announced a commitment to spend up big on an overhaul of Thompsons Rd if his Coalition gov...

Pollies ‘ignoring’ methadone plan

A PROPOSAL to move drug replacement dispensing from pharmacies near Frankston station to a dedicated centre at Frankston Hospital has received little support from the two major political parties, say...

Snapper anglers in spotlight

POLICE, fisheries officials and maritime safety officers were out in force over the weekend as thousands of recreation anglers hit Port Phillip and Western Port for the country’s biggest snapper comp...