Parking permits up for grabs

CHELSEA traders will be able to park all day near their stores without worrying about being fined by roving parking inspectors under a new permit scheme to be trialled by Kingston Council. Councillor...

Spreading a climate of change

FORMER prime minister Kevin Rudd called it “the greatest moral, economic and social challenge of our time” but failed to meet the challenge, avoiding the reality of dealing with climate change for po...

Dog mauled in park attack

A VICIOUS dog attack that left a dog owner with a $200 vet’s bill is being investigated by Frankston Council. Maria, who did not want her surname published, was walking her elderly mother’s dog in Ba...

Elderly man hit, killed by roadside

AN elderly man was hit and killed by a car while standing next to his wife by the side of the Nepean Highway at Frankston on Thursday (31 July). Police said the elderly couple had been driving south ...

Skin cancer scare a life changing journey

WHEN Jay Allen discovered he had a melanoma skin cancer, it was a life-changing moment. But the 39-year-old father of four is now glad he still has a life to change. Mr Allen and fellow skin cancer s...

Search on for sculpture cash

A PLAN to install sculptures at Frankston train station to “change the face of Frankston” could be at least partially funded from the $13.8 million pledged by the state government for the Frankston S...

Punters in a spin

GAMBLERS poured about $80 million into electronic gaming machines in Kingston in the past financial year. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation figures show Kingston pokies losses t...

Rooming house control ‘weak’

NEIGHBOURS frustrated and angry at the squalid living conditions and questionable behaviour of tenants at Frankston rooming houses have found there is little they – or the Frankston Council – can do ...

Wedge plan defended

COUNCILLORS backing a move to rezone parts of Kingston’s Green Wedge insist they are trying to find “an acceptable compromise” to ensure vast tracts of the environmentally sensitive area are protecte...

Chelsea leads way in reef restoration

CHELSEA has been selected as the site of the country’s first shellfish reef restoration project under a ground-breaking partnership between the state government and one of the world’s largest c...