Come on in: The EPA has started testing Port Phillip water quality a month earlier than usual. Picture: Gary Sissons

Rips warning in wake of drownings

LIFE Saving Victoria is warning the public about the dangers of rip currents following three fatal drownings and a number of hospitalisations following non-fatal drownings this year. A 27-year-old ma...
Climate of cuts: CSIRO scientists John Clarke, left and Louise Wilson discuss the latest job cuts at the science body’s Aspendale laboratories with Labor Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus. Picture: Gary Sissons

Jobs go in science cuts blow

A RESTRUCTURE of the CSIRO announced last week has put the future of the CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Centre in Aspendale in doubt. CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall sent an email to all staff at the...
Line works: Level crossings removal works will be a common sight along the Frankston line in the next few years. Picture: Gary Sissons

‘Sky Rail’ a future fight

SOME Frankston councillors fear being railroaded into accepting an “intrusive” elevated rail line from Mordialloc to Frankston as part of the state government’s plan to remove level crossings from th...
Legends are born: Aaron Tregaskis and former cricketer Damien Fleming in the backyard with Jarrod Dobler and mates Dylan Gregson, wearing the hat, and Alex Chisholm.

Crash… and a video star is born

A HUMBLE game of backyard cricket became one of the biggest attractions on social media during the Big Bash finals. Frankston man Jarrod Dobler and his mates Aaron Tregaskis, Zac Nanos, Alex Chisholm...
Star wards: Imperial Stormtroopers on patrol at Frankston Hospital at the weekend visited sick and injured children. Picture: Yanni

The Empire ‘gives back’

THE bad guys were the good guys on Saturday when Stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies visited children at Frankston Hospital. The representatives of The Empire turned from the Dark Side of The For...
Destroy the joint: The Jadig Group decided to demolish The Ambassador Hotel function centre before putting the site back on the market for sale. Picture: Gary Sissons

Ambassador up for grabs again

THE Ambassador Hotel function centre is being demolished but the site is back on the market after a sale at auction late last year fell through. Winning bidder Harry Matsoukas said he was “not involv...
Aftermath: Police inspect the stolen Holden Statesman after the dramatic arrests. The car was wedged between a tree and a brick fence. Picture: Gary Sissons

Spikes halt ‘hooning’ in stolen car

POLICE reportedly used spike strips in a dramatic stolen-car intercept in Chestfield Ct, Frankston, Thursday (4 February) night. They had earlier followed the Holden Statesmen in the Lynbrook and Lyn...
On the litter lookout: Mayor James Dooley, left, and Kananook Creek Association members Paul Davies and Trevor Nock tidy up around Kananook Creek. Picture: Yanni

Time to clean up the streets

THE call has gone out for Frankston residents to get together and keep the streets clean as part of this year’s Clean Up Australia Australia Day next month. Residents can register to take part in thr...