Scientist wants bay scallops on the menu

THE state government issued one licence for scallops to be hand-harvested in Port Phillip earlier this year, ending a 17-year ban on commercial harvesting, but one of the men who proved scallop viabi...

Raw milk warning

THE recent tragic death of a Mornington Peninsula child after drinking raw cow’s milk has prompted Frankston and Mornington Peninsula health officers to visit retailers suspected of selling the produ...

Fond farewell for a ‘Rat of Tobruk’

A PROUD soldier thought to be one if the last remaining ‘Rats of Tobruk’ was farewelled by his wife, friends and RSL colleagues at Gateway/Grant funerals in Chelsea Heights yesterday. Richard Charles...

Parkland in demand

MENTONE residents have let Kingston councillors know they would prefer Collins St land – earmarked for a new aged care home – to be used for public parkland instead. A council survey foun...

Labor campaign plan to roll on

LABOR insiders have credited their “boots on the ground” approach to electioneering for much of the party’s success at winning back government at the state election after just one term in opposition....

CFA declares fire danger period

THE Fire Danger Period started on Monday across Victoria’s southeast including the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston regions, and French Island in Western Port. The Country Fire Authority’s Trevor O...

Tip dispute costs councils

THE long-running legal dispute between Frankston and Casey councils over responsibility for a Cranbourne methane gas leak has ended with ratepayers the losers. Frankston Council decided to make a “co...

Labor swing to election victory

LABOR has won government after voters turfed out the Napthine Coalition government at Saturday’s state election. A swing of about 2.5 per cent across Victoria was more than enough to ensure Labor lea...