Thieves target cages

UNDERGROUND storage facilities – or “cages” – are being targeted by burglars, especially in Mentone. Kingston police are investigating seven cases of theft from the cages which may contain racing cyc...

Kinders visits in political spotlight

THE kid gloves are off between Kingston councillors and MPs over visits to kindergartens. Councillors narrowly voted at the latest public council meeting to force kindergarten committees to tell coun...

It’s best to get breasts checked

SCREENING rates for breast cancer in the Carrum and Frankston electorates are among the lowest across the state, according to new data. BreastScreen Victoria noted participation rates for 2012-14 rev...

Mr Hovenden goes to Washington

FRANKSTON Council CEO Dennis Hovenden is set to represent Frankston on the international stage. Mr Hovenden will head to Seattle, Washington in the US in late September to attend the International Ci...

24 hour party people

WEEKEND train services will run all night on Friday and Saturday nights on the Frankston line from January next year as part of a public transport trial announced by the Labor state government. On Th...

Top End ties banish on-field boos

By David Quinn* THIS month marks 40 years since Prime Minister Gough Whitlam ran soil through the hands of Vincent Lingiari stating: “I want to acknowledge that we Australians still have much to do t...

Lunches pack ‘inspirational’ message

THERE is such a thing as a free lunch for disadvantaged pupils at Mahogany Rise Primary School in Frankston North thanks to dedicated volunteers who make sandwiches for children who arrive at school ...

‘Tour de France’ in memory of Jayden

IN January last year Lindsay Davies lost his son Jayden to bone cancer (osteosarcoma) when he was 17. Jayden was a talented sportsman, and loved footy, cricket and being with his mates, he said. Insp...

MPs make ‘modest’ claims for travel

THE cost to the taxpayer of travel by the two federal MPs who represent Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is reasonably modest compared with some of their colleagues. According to the latest ava...

On right track

A NEW volunteer is on the lookout for members. Penny Donovan is calling on the Aspendale community to work together to take pride in the look of Aspendale train station, the gateway for many visitors...