School’s field of dreams

COUNCILLORS backing a planning scheme amendment that could open up Mentone Grammar’s playing fields in Keysborough to residential development have justified the move as “logical”. The News contacted ...

Jet-ski hoons ‘could kill’

KINGSTON beachgoers fear it is just a matter of time before jet-ski riders who fail to observe designated swimming zones maim or kill someone. Eyewitnesses told The News that jet-ski operators were s...

Teen hailed hero in beach rescue drama

A FRANKSTON South teenager is being hailed a hero after keeping a 17-year-old girl afloat for more than an hour as she slipped in and out of consciousness about 250 metres off Frankston beach last Sa...

Mayor wants to be MP

FRANKSTON’S mayor Cr Darrel Taylor is aiming to be the Liberal Party’s candidate for Frankston electorate at the November state election. Cr Taylor nominated for preselection last week and if chosen ...

Rogue drivers a disgrace: police

POLICE have slammed the “disgraceful” behaviour of rogue motorists on Peninsula Link after more than 10,000 speeding drivers were detected in just one month, including one man clocked at well over do...

New group to care for beach

A RESIDENTS’ group to look after Seaford foreshore is being formed at a meeting on Wednesday 19 February. Seaford Foreshore Friends will work with Frankston Council rangers to look after the five kil...

Land plan puzzle

MYSTERY surrounds a Mentone Grammar push to rezone land that could open up the school’s playing fields in Keysborough to residential development. The News understands the elite private school wrote t...

Zone plans fast tracked

KINGSTON councillors have opted to accept an invitation by Planning Minister Matthew Guy to engage with a “special fast-track” panel to consider council and community feedback on proposed new residen...

Here’s cheers, bro

MORDIALLOC now has its own beer. The 2 Brothers Brewery has brewed a limited edition Mordi Lager to be sold exclusively at next month’s Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival for the first time. Th...

A magical night with a reborn Roach

RESPECTED and admired Aboriginal singer–songwriter Archie Roach shared both poignant and light-hearted stories of growing up in the Australian outback and memories of life with his large family with ...