Ground skirmish

MENTONE Grammar has responded to questions about a bid to rezone its Keysborough playing fields that could open the land up to residential development and earn the school tens of millions of dollars....

Animal carers need helping hand

IN the past year, about 1000 sick, injured or orphaned native animals and birds have found themselves being cared for in Frankston. Sometimes far from their bushland homes, the creatures are fed and ...

Bandicoot corridor plan axed

THE state government has removed habitat corridors from its plans to protect the iconic southern brown bandicoot in the southeast. Conservationists were told about the backflip two weeks ago at a mee...

Mayor will stay if a Liberal candidate

FRANKSTON’S mayor Darrel Taylor will not surrender the mayoralty if he wins Liberal Party preselection for the state seat of Frankston. A move to force Cr Taylor to step down was narrowly defeated at...

Gallery in cash crisis

THE McClelland Gallery faces a funding crisis following the end of a $400,000 annual grant from its major patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. Dame Elisabeth’s support ended when she died 14 months ago but...

Pompei legacy ‘threatened’

THE legacy of late Mordialloc legend Jack Pompei could be in jeopardy at Pompei’s Landing amid a Kingston council push to seek expressions of interest in three leases on crown land along Mordialloc C...

Festival travel derailed

FESTIVAL-GOERS heading to this weekend’s Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival may prefer to get there under their own steam after Metro Trains decided to carry out track upgrade works between Moo...

No strings on political ties

INCREASED transparency was on the agenda at this week’s Kingston council meeting but councillors opted not to tighten procedures surrounding potential conflicts of interest when distributing ward fun...

Classic cars rev up for good cause

BONBEACH couple Tony and Daniela Ruberto have a personal drive to raise money for children’s brain tumour research. Their eldest son Marcus passed away in November 2009 at the age of five due to a br...