New direction in road policing

A FOCUS on high visibility policing and the targeting or recidivist road offenders has helped significantly reduce deaths and serious injuries on Kingston roads. Senior Sergeant John Cormack was appo...

Guy: no go for homes on wedge

PLANNING minister Matthew Guy has knocked back a proposal to subdivide land at Stotts Lane, Frankston South which would have carved up the green wedge land for residential development. In August last...

Councillors’ wedge plan ‘diabolical’

KINGSTON Council’s contentious bid to rezone land in the Green Wedge for potential residential development remains on the table after councillors voted to push ahead with seeking expert advice on the...

Memorial funding impasse

THE proposed new war memorial at Beauty Park is no closer to being built due to a funding shortfall for the $1.4 million project. Frankston Council has allocated $100,000 in its 2013-14 budget and $3...

Police turn up heat on vandals

POLICE are on the hunt for graffiti vandals who caused thousands of dollars worth of damage during a “tagging” spree in Frankston. Investigators from Frankston’s graffiti taskforce, Operation Canned,...

Carbon tax demise delivers rates bonus

FUTURE generations of Kingston ratepayers may not be so impressed, but for now, the Abbott government’s decision to axe the carbon tax has saved existing ratepayers money. Kingston Council formally a...

Volunteer ‘takes a break’

LOOKING for “something worthwhile” to do to help the community first attracted Langwarrin’s Marie Wright to volunteer at the former Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Frankston. Now – 45 years later – she th...

Shaw a target for unions, women

ACCUSATIONS of political “thuggery” in Frankston have begun to fly in the lead-up to November’s state election. An online pro-choice campaign targeting independent Frankston MP Geoff Shaw over his an...

Elderly couple flees armed ‘invader’

AN elderly couple was forced to flee their home after an armed man burst into their lounge room during a dramatic siege in Frankston last week. The couple’s home in Reid St was one of three propertie...

Postcodes may be key to drug sites

THE postcodes of drug users visiting Frankston’s methadone outlets will be collected to help authorities identify the best locations for methadone outlets in other areas. The short-term tactic is aim...