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Programs funded

HOBSONS Bay City Council has received State Government funding to assist with planning for local economic development and community programs. The Hobsons Bay joined Buloke...

Paas to try again

By Briar SinclairAFTER failing to win a seat on Hobsons Bay City Council last year, Newport resident Hans Paas will try his luck in...

Off to the UAR

BY Ann Marie Angebrandt NEWPORT teachers Brett and Nicole Scott flew to the Middle East last week to face the biggest personal and professional challenge...

Inventor wins for

By Cameron WestoNA WILLIAMSTOWN man’s inventiveness and creativity has been acknowledged on national television for his revolutionary wheelchair. Colin Johanson last week won the...

‘Copter plan stalls

By Cameron WestonHOBSONS Bay City Council has grounded a plan by Burbank Homes to operate a helicopter from its Altona business park by refusing...

Officers begin hunt for hoons

By Briar SinclairWILLIAMSTOWN Traffic Management Unit (TMU) has already begun its annual hunt for hoons at summer burnout hotspots. Sergeant Graeme Lee said last weekend...

Scouting tradition

By Ann Marie THE Ould family is somewhat like a mini royal family of the district’s scouting movement. Matriarch Lesley Ould, 65, has been the 2nd...

Skilled

By Cameron WestonTHE skills shortage has led employers to look overseas when recruiting, but one local woman says there is an untapped pool of...

Youths on drink notice

By Cameron WestonYOUTHS caught drinking alcohol in Hobsons Bay will face a choice under a new program jointly run by police and the council. Police...

Boy dies rollerblading

A FIVE-year-old boy was killed following an accident at Altona Meadows last Saturday. The accident occurred about 5.30pm when a neighbour’s car travelling slowly on...

Former mayor dies after illness

FORMER Williamstown mayor Howard Whittaker OAM died last week after a long illness. Close friend Larry Noye said Mr Whittaker, 85, had left an indelible...

Butt out at the beach

By Cameron WestonMANY man-made environmental problems seem too big for an individual to tackle, but beach lovers gathered at Altona Beach last weekend to...

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