Big bang sends water tank sky high

IT wasn’t a bomb, but it was just as destructive. A Frankston house was partly demolished last Wednesday afternoon when its hot water service exploded. The force of the blast in Drum Close destroyed ...

Compromise on cabin park lease

RESIDENTS at Seaford Beach Cabin Park may be able to stay at the emergency accommodation after Frankston Council agreed to offer owner Michael Hibbert a new 10-year lease. Negotiations between Mr Hib...

MP wants Frankston to be winner

NEW Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke is relishing life as an elected member of parliament after winning the seat at November’s state election. The 36-year-old former firefighter, now Labor MP, has moved in...

New waste station location identified

THE long wait for a new waste transfer station for Frankston is almost over. Frankston Council has signed a contract to buy the previously privately operated waste station in Harold Rd, Skye for $11 ...

In the swim for cross blessing

THIS year’s Blessing of the Waters went swimmingly after high winds prevented participants diving for the cross the year before. Crowds gathered at Frankston Pier on Tuesday 6 January to watch a larg...

Chemical alert gets up their nose

ONLOOKERS to a hazardous material – hazmat – incident at Carrum Downs could have been forgiven for thinking Santa had arrived early, or, perhaps, that strange little men from Mars were taking o...

Concrete path blocked

AN audacious bid by the Alex Fraser Group to extend the licence for its Clarinda concrete crushing plant is shaping up as the first test of the newly elected Labor state government’s environmental po...

Mosque leaders condemn fatal siege

LEADERS from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association’sa mosque in Langwarrin “categorically and unequivocally” condemned the Sydney siege that led to the deaths of two hostages held at gunpoint in a cafe by...

Crime’s early start to the silly season

A GUNMAN, armed bandit, drink-drivers and speedsters have kept Frankston police busy in the lead-up to Christmas. It’s not the start to the festive season they would have liked. No one was injured wh...