Constas quits as candidate

FRANKSTON became the focal point of state politics again last week but this time it wasn’t independent Geoff Shaw who was in the spotlight. Labor candidate for Frankston Helen Constas withdrew from t...

Homeless need a safe haven

AS the rate of homelessness continues to climb, Frankston Council is being urged to provide a designated “safe area” where people with nowhere to live can sleep over night. A letter sent to Frankston...

Jobs axed as science cuts hit home

FEDERAL government funding cuts to the CSIRO are already being felt in Kingston. Marine and atmospheric research laboratories’ staff at Aspendale have been told eight research jobs will be axed. The ...

Sharks score cash splash

FOOTBALLERS, cricketers and netballers all got a boost last week with a $100,000 grant to redevelop the pavilion at Bonbeach recreation reserve. The money will provide unisex change rooms, improved u...

Thousands nabbed in police road blitz

EXCESSIVE speed and alcohol are suspected to have been behind a serious car crash in Carrum Downs that left two men fighting for their lives in hospital after the car they were travelling in slammed ...

Ladies united for memorial push

A DEDICATED band of sisters is hitting the streets of Frankston to do their bit to raise as much money as possible to fund the proposed new war memorial at Beauty Park. Jane Taylor, the wife of mayor...

Former Swan runs rubber duck race

SPECTATORS lined Frankston’s foreshore last Monday hoping their lucky ducky would be the one to win them some big bucks. It was a race meet with a difference trying to make a difference. The inaugura...

Who watches the councillors?

AN independent observer will be hired by Kingston Council to observe councillors’ behaviour and advise whether action is needed. Councillors backed Cr David Eden’s suggestion at a council meeting thi...

Guy open to wedge review

PLANNING minister Matthew Guy has indicated he will consider Kingston Council’s contentious bid to rezone land in the green wedge to a minimum lot size of 2000 square metres, possibly paving the way ...