Edgy support rallies round

KINGSTON Council is scrambling to do all it can to save the iconic Mentone Hotel. Councillors voted on Monday evening to support any state government review of state heritage procedures to avoid the ...

Climate right for app to cut waste

IF all goes to plan, a free mobile phone app developed by a group of Monash students could offer Mornington Peninsula residents economic, social and environmental advantages all rolled into one. Thei...

Waste hub for wedge on horizon

A WASTE transfer hub could be established in Kingston’s Green Wedge despite Kingston Council’s efforts to stop the area becoming “Melbourne’s waste hub”. Councillors unanimously voted to ask the stat...

Memorial scaled back to go forward

A PEACE of sorts has broken out among Frankston councillors previously at odds with each other over the cost of a new war memorial to be located at Beauty Park. Some councillors baulked at a $1.4 mil...

Parties pledge to win votes

BOTH major parties have promised major investment in Frankston to try to convince voters to back their candidate in this week’s state election. The Liberal and Labor parties have pledged tens of mill...

Cannabis warning after man’s death

THE shock death of a Chelsea Heights man after smoking synthetic cannabis has prompted police to warn of potential life-threatening reactions to the drug. Their comments also follow a raid on a Frank...

Mentone Hotel closes, future unclear

THE iconic Mentone Hotel closed its doors on Sunday amid uncertainty over its future. Independent candidate for Sandringham Clarke Martin is spearheading a campaign to try to save the pub and live mu...

New mayor hopes for harmony

KINGSTON has a new mayor. Cr Geoff Gledhill was elected unanimously by his fellow councillors at a council meeting last Wednesday evening. Cr Gledhill’s predecessor, Cr Paul Peulich, handed the mayor...

Drownings up, lifesavers hold the line

DESPITE “ticking all the boxes” for being in a location where people are most likely to drown – near beaches, rivers, pools and boating areas – Carrum Surf Life Saving Club has, touch wood, been spar...

Hospital rumours put to bed

CONFUSION about the number of extra beds to be installed at Frankston Hospital’s new building has seen hospital management become caught in the political crossfire as the major parties trade blows ov...