Level crossings plan fast tracked

LABOR plans to fast track its plan to remove 50 of Melbourne’s most dangerous level crossings but there is no indication yet on when Kingston road crossings will be separated from railway lines. Prem...

South East Water goes back to the well

FRANKSTON Council has knocked back a request to pump more money into South East Water’s new headquarters being built besides Kananook Creek. The Times can reveal the water utility company asked counc...

‘Bullying’ claims deserve scrutiny

COMMENT BULLYING. It’s an emotive word in the modern workplace. Is it a word sometimes bandied about by underperformers or is it now a workplace problem ignored in years gone by? Do managers see it a...

Councillors’ work questioned

THE fallout from “bullying” allegations between Frankston councillors aired at last month’s council meeting continues to reverberate around council chambers. Ill feeling between councillors has promp...

Fighter loves life in the cage

JOHN Beirouti used to play professional footy and get into “the odd scrap” on the field until a mate suggested he try the then-new sport of cage fighting. He’s never looked back. It is now his life. ...

Heroin ring smashed by police raid

PRE-DAWN raids by police in Frankston and Seaford last week resulted in five people being arrested and charged in relation to a “significant” heroin trafficking enterprise. They have been charged wit...

Clash of the councillors

A CLASH between two councillors at a council briefing four months ago has shed some light on complaints about some councillors’ behaviour in the wake of “bullying” claims between councillors at last ...

Banking on climate change action

A GLOBAL campaign to lobby banks to not invest in fossil fuels is coming to Frankston. Global Divestment Day, a movement to try to “weaken the political power of the fossil fuel industry”, will hold ...

Lifesavers call for more patrols

FRANKSTON Life Saving Club president Tim Cutrona says he will write to the council to “get the ball rolling” on paying lifesavers to man the popular beach on weekdays. Club members fear lives could b...

Councillor’s silence on WorkCover probe

FRANKSTON councillor Brian Cunial has declined the opportunity to deny allegations of “bullying” behaviour against council staff. The Times revealed last week that WorkCover was called in to investig...