Top End ties banish on-field boos

By David Quinn* THIS month marks 40 years since Prime Minister Gough Whitlam ran soil through the hands of Vincent Lingiari stating: “I want to acknowledge that we Australians still have much to do t...

Lunches pack ‘inspirational’ message

THERE is such a thing as a free lunch for disadvantaged pupils at Mahogany Rise Primary School in Frankston North thanks to dedicated volunteers who make sandwiches for children who arrive at school ...

‘Tour de France’ in memory of Jayden

IN January last year Lindsay Davies lost his son Jayden to bone cancer (osteosarcoma) when he was 17. Jayden was a talented sportsman, and loved footy, cricket and being with his mates, he said. Insp...

MPs make ‘modest’ claims for travel

THE cost to the taxpayer of travel by the two federal MPs who represent Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is reasonably modest compared with some of their colleagues. According to the latest ava...

On right track

A NEW volunteer is on the lookout for members. Penny Donovan is calling on the Aspendale community to work together to take pride in the look of Aspendale train station, the gateway for many visitors...

Golf course homes plan gets nod

ROSSDALE Golf Club has been given the go ahead to sell off part of its Aspendale golf course for residential development. Kingston councillors at July’s council meeting unanimously voted to back a pr...

Street gets the beauty treatment

CHANGE is in the air in Frankston’s city centre with new works under way in Wells St. More than $3.5 million is being spent beautifying the street, jointly funded by the council and the state governm...

Police put the bite on young offenders

THE police Air Wing and Dog Squad were called in to help Frankston detectives arrest a 14-year-old boy in Mornington on Wednesday night. He was later charged with 29 offences, including serious assau...

Lock it or lose it

POLICE are scratching their heads over the carelessness of drivers who leave their cars unlocked while parked in the street, or driveways, overnight. Despite a spike in the number of reported car the...

Line shutdown ‘pain’ on way

FRANKSTON line commuters face short-term travel pain for long-term gain with sections of the railway tracks set to be closed for weeks on end while level crossings are removed. Eleven level crossings...