Frankford


Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford creeps toward water fix

Yet again, the main topic of discussion around Frankford remained the problems with central water, at the Oct. 3 town council meeting.

Crystal Holland, a regular at council meetings but a rare speaker, broke silence. “We keep hearing about...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

'Blueberry wars' spark over signage

The berries are sweet, but the competition for customers has apparently turned sourer than all the lemons in a large meringue pie.

Frankford is the site of one battle in the county’s “blueberry wars,” with the competition between two...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford steps closer to clean-up of town

Frankford Town Council voted unanimously to move forward on a short list of uninhabited, dilapidated houses on Mill Street, at the Sept. 12 council meeting. This is step two, as Council Vice-President T. Maynard Esender pointed out. An ad hoc...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Smith looking to keep Frankford rolling

Duncan Smith will be taking over for retiring Principal Sharon Brittingham at Frankford Elementary School this year, and he recognized his predecessors for their efforts.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Duncan Smith is the new principal at...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford looks at crime

Frankford, Del. — a small rural town, population less than 750, no taverns, plenty of churches, a feed mill and a brand new high school. And, as any real estate agent will tell you, it’s minutes from the beach.

But every rose has a thorn...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford water woes continue: "terrible"

Frankford Town Council reported less than stellar service from the town’s venerable water plant and pressure from a private utility at the Aug. 1 council meeting.

When Council President Robert Daisey asked Council Member Jesse Truitt for...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford adopts 2006 budget

Frankford Town Council President Robert Daisey presented a $366,300 operating budget for the coming year showing considerable line item adjustments, and a nearly 10 percent bottom line increase in expenditures since fiscal 2005, at a budget...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford revisits dilapidated houses

Frankford Town Council members revisited the issue of dilapidated houses at the July 11 council meeting, as Fire Hazard Inspection Committee Member Elma Gray reported the preliminary list of problem buildings had been compiled.

She stopped...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford council continues budget work

Members of the Frankford Town Council decided to increase the budget for a town park and building maintenance significantly at their annual budget hearing Monday, June 27, while also re-allocating more than $31,000 in surplus from the previous...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford Town Council talks interconnection

Frankford Town Council moved one step closer to a cooperative agreement with the town of Dagsboro at the June 6 council meeting, following a discussion on emergency water interconnection.

Dagsboro’s central water system is now online, with...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford calls for water surveys

Frankford is in the midst of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, and has sent out surveys with 245 water bills, seeking some input from town residents.

It’s been a couple months now, but as Town Manager Terry Truitt reported at the May 2...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

31st Annual Health and Awareness fair

The Roxana CHEER Senior Center is hosting its 31st Older Americans’ Health and Awareness Fair on May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the senior center in the Edward Pyle State Service Building located on Route 20 in Frankford...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Postal workers welcome IR class prez

Indian River High School’s senior class president Deniz Nhan took the helm at the Frankford Post Office on April 21 (for the day).
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
Postmasters Deniz Nhan and Tammy Cohee performing the swearing-in ceremony...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford considers four-duplex project

Frankford resident Dean Esham addressed the town’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission last week (April 7 P&Z meeting), asking for a change of zone to accommodate four duplexes at 65 Reed Street.

However, Esham’s application...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford hears requests from Church

Nearly 20 members of Frankford’s Antioch African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church attended the April 4 town council meeting.
Coastal Point • SAM HARVEY:
The crowd gears up for the CBS meeting at the South Coastal Library on Tuesday,...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford looks at directed growth

The town of Frankford has plans for expansion. Toward that end, Council Members and former-President Ron Atherton have begun working on revisions to the town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).

According to Vice-President Thomas “Maynard...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Frankford addresses dilapidated structures

Frankford Town Council took a first formal step toward cleaning up various tumbledown, potentially dangerous houses at the March 7 council meeting.
Resident Elma Gray had approached council at the Feb. 7 meeting, asking for action on the...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Daisey welcomed back as Frankford mayor

Frankford Town Council returned Robert Daisey to President and welcomed Maynard Esender as the new Vice President at the Feb. 7 council meeting.

Pam Davis presided over the swearings-in. Council made Davis Secretary/Treasurer for another...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Presidents return to Frankford

There weren’t enough candidates to bother with a town election in Frankford this year, but Council President Robert Daisey has reenlisted, and former-Council President Maynard Esender has returned to the fray as well.

The election was...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm