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...

‘Fast track’ for station upgrade

THE state election battle for Frankston has intensified. Labor opposition leader Daniel Andrews visited Frankston train station last Friday morning to commit $50 million to transform the station prec...

Mayer is new mayor after split vote

FRANKSTON has a new mayor. Councillors voted last Wednesday evening to elect Cr Sandra Mayer to succeed outgoing mayor Darrel Taylor but Cr Mayer’s elevation to the mayoralty was not without controve...

Shaw preferences not done deal

THE wait to find out whether Frankston MP Geoff Shaw will preference the Liberal Party above Labor at this month’s state election goes on. The rebel MP’s preferences could prove to be crucial in deci...

Kids, cars, hot days a deadly combination

FRANKSTON has the dubious honour of having the second highest number of children left unattended in cars in the Melbourne metropolitan area over the past 12 months.\ That figure – 23 – trails Pakenha...