Garden and rural setting for top design

A “UNDERSTATED and simplistic” house in rural Dromana has been awarded the building design of the Year. Moat’s Corner was praised by the judges for its understated and simplistic design as well as it...

Bike found

POLICE are searching for the owner of a bicycle found at a Carrum address. The found bicycle frame is a Gitane Mach 1200. The owner of the bike is urged to contact Senior Constable Ross Williams at C...

Parking funds approved

KINGSTON Council has voted to note that a provision of over $2 million has been made to refund parking fines to ratepayers. Earlier this year, council announced it would refund fines to residents aft...

Fundraiser for family reaches $25,000

THERE has been an outpouring of community support for a local mother who died during childbirth last week. Chelsea Kindergarten vice president Bec Elizabeth and her daughter Peyton died last week aft...

SES members celebrate milestones

MEMBERS from the Chelsea SES are among those that have been recognised at the VICSES central region annual awards night. SES members Ron Fitch and Daniel Alpel both received recognition, earning a na...

Ulcer study ‘now a trial’ – mayor

FEARS over the environmental effects of using chemicals to kill mosquitos have raised questions about the methods being used on the Mornington Peninsula to investigate the flesh-eating Buruli ulcer.&...

Looters dive deep off Cape Schanck

LOOTERS have stolen irreplaceable items from a shipwreck lying 80 metres under the sea about 10 kilometres south of Cape Schanck. The loss in 1893 of 16 of the SS Alert’s crew is one of the worst shi...

Cop caught

AN off-duty police driver has been caught after allegedly drink driving in Frankston. A woman was pulled over at around 12.10am, 20 July for an alcohol and drug test. She is a leading senior constabl...

‘Abusive’ driver does time

A WOMAN driving at 137 kmph in an 80 kmph zone was caught by police on Frankston-Dandenong Road, 5.40pm 22 July. Somerville Highway Patrol members pulled over a Commodore sedan and conducted a breath...

Hat trick

TWO members of the Somerville highway patrol had a productive day on 22 July, impounding three cars in a two hour stretch. Just after 10.30am they pulled over a 64-year-old woman in Baxter driving on...