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Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Frankford discusses policing, searching for new attorney

The Town of Frankford will be looking to hire two part-time police officers, on temporary loan from the Selbyville and Dagsboro departments. Currently, the Town does not have any officers on its own police force.

The Frankford Police...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Drugs, cash, gun found in local homes

Detectives from the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Georgetown Police Department last week conducted search warrants that led to the arrest of three...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:29am

Frankford elects Bacon and Melson to serve on town council

In the Feb. 7 town council election, the residents of Frankford voted to elect Velicia Melson and re-elect incumbent Joanne Bacon, with 92 votes each.

“I’m very excited,” said Melson of the win. “I’ve been going to town council meetings...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:24am

Residents’ appeals over election practices denied

Following a special meeting of the Frankford Board of Elections related to two complaints, submitted by residents Jerry Smith and Greg Welch, an appeal was held before State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove last week.

In his complaint...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:11am

Frankford voters to select two council members

Frankford voters will head to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall, to select two council members for new two-year terms. Candidates in the 2015 election include incumbents Joanne Bacon and Cheryl Workman and challengers...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:38am

Citizens appeal Frankford election rulings

Two Frankford citizens have appealed to Delaware State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove following two decisions reached by the Town’s Board of Elections after a special meeting was held to address complaints regarding the Town’s upcoming...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:37am

Citizenship question, letter another concern in Frankford election

Frankford resident Liz Carpenter spoke to the Town council at its monthly meeting on Feb. 2 about her concern regarding “profiling and discrimination” after hearing that a number of Town residents who filled out voter registration applications...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:35am

Frankford to advertise for new police officers

Following the resignation letter submitted Jan. 26 by Frankford police officer Nate Hudson, the Frankford Town Council announced earlier this week the Town plans to advertise for police officers.

“We didn’t want him to go, but he’s doing...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:09am

Multi-vehicle collision critically injures Frankford man

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred north of Frankford.

According to police, around 5:49 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, as Maria De Lourdez Rios-Ochoas, 39, of Dagsboro was driving...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:40am

Frankford election board to hear citizens’ complaints

The Frankford Board of Elections (BOE) will hold a hearing this week to review two citizens’ complaints regarding the Town’s upcoming municipal election.

On Friday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library, a special hearing will...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:19am

Lone Frankford police officer tenders resignation to Town

The Frankford Police Department’s single remaining police officer, Nate Hudson, submitted his letter of resignation to the Town earlier this week.

“He has put his letter of resignation in, yes,” confirmed Councilwoman Cheryl Workman.

...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:13am

Frankford election approaches, residents question process

The Town of Frankford will hold its annual election on Feb. 7, with voters to fill two seats, currently held by Council President Joanne Bacon and Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Workman.

Incumbents Bacon and Workman filed to serve again, as...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:51am

Frankford forms committees for policing and healthcare

Following the December retirement of Frankford Police Chief William Dudley, Councilman Charles Shelton addressed residents regarding concerns that the Town’s police department would be disbanded.

“We are right now looking to get someone to...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:48am

‘Miss Dorothy’ bids farewell to Frankford library

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: ‘Miss Dorothy’ Fisch shares The Berenstain Bears with children one last time before retiring as children’s librarian at Frankford Public Library.After 15 years, a friendly face is retiring from the Frankford Public...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:32pm

Frankford voter registration deadline comes next week

The Town of Frankford will hold its annual election on Feb. 7, with voters to fill two seats, currently held by Council President Joanne Bacon and Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Workman.

Those who wish to vote must register by Wednesday, Dec....

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:59am

Dudley announces retirement as Frankford police chief

The Town of Frankford’s Police Chief William Dudley, Jr. will be retiring

Earlier this week, Dudley said he officially announced to council that he would be retiring from his position as chief at the end of the year.

“I started...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:11am

Frankford tables pension talks, Murray submits complaint

The Town of Frankford voted unanimously Tuesday night to table taking any action on determining whether or not it would have an employee pension plan.

“I think it should be tabled until we get our healthcare costs,” said council president...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:03am

Frankford defers pension vote, moves citizens’ privilege

The Frankford Town Council met earlier this week and agreed to do more homework before voting on whether or not the Town should have an employee pension plan.

The Town has previously heard presentations from resident Marty Presley, who has...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:37pm

Vietnam Mailbag brings old stories to Frankford library

Lynch to share letters from her popular column

Where would a journalist be without her source? During the Vietnam War, American troops sent Nancy E. Lynch nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of photos from overseas, which she published in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:18pm

Frankford library seeking mystery stocking seamstress

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Led by Phyllis Donaway and Susan Molnar (front, left and right), the ladies of Hooks & Needles discovered more than 100 incomplete stockings and then completed them to donate to the Stockings for...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:57pm

Frankford’s Chandler House makes its mark in history

Once upon a time, a daring sea captain rolled up his sails and came home, moving into the house that now bears his name. Today, in the small downtown of Frankford, the Captain Ebe Chandler House still stands at 13 Main Street, with a new glossy...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:26am

John M. Clayton beats the odds, wins national award

Just three Delaware schools were named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools, including Frankford’s own John M. Clayton Elementary School. JMC, Lake Forest North Elementary and the Academy of Dover charter school and are among the 337 schools that...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:59am

Girls’ Night Out coming to Frankford with author Megan Hart

Author Megan Hart will headline a night of cocktails and romance literature at the Frankford Public Library on Nov. 1. Women can meet the New York Times-bestselling and Romantic Times award-winning author at Girls’ Night Out that Saturday, from 7...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:32am

Frankford halves citizens’ privilege

The citizens of Frankford will only have one opportunity to speak at council meetings in the future, as this past week the Frankford Town Council voted 3-2 to remove the second “citizens’ privilege” that had previously been in place on council...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:26pm

Parsons Farms giving fall a last hurrah at Oct. 11 festival

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The fall scene at Parsons Farm Produce. The farm will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a petting zoo, straw maze, toddler maze, Punkin Chunkin machines and more....

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:53pm

Free Frankford Health Fair this weekend aims for wellness

Whether people are looking for a free flu shot or free lunch, the Frankford Health Fair will offer both, and more, when it returns to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We’ve been doing...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:27pm

Frankford man to be honored for volunteer efforts

Nearly two dozen individuals and groups will be honored with the 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award on Oct. 14 at Dover Downs, including a Frankford man. The people and organizations participate in such diverse activities as educating...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:41am

Frankford discusses pensions, park, resident’s concerns

The Frankford Town Council continued its discussion of potential pension plans earlier this week.

Trena Giddings, a human resource specialist from the State of Delaware’s Office of Pensions gave the council a presentation on the State’s...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:46am

Community ready to warmly welcome Wounded Warrior families

If ever I am lost and find myself in Heaven,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever I am shallow and in need of warm greeting,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever an Angel graces me with a helping hand,

Let it spell Bethany...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm

Full slate of primary elections set for Sept. 9

In an unusually busy primary election day for Delawareans, voters on Sept. 9 will decide which candidates will represent their parties in more than a half-dozen races in November, including candidates for U.S. senator, State Treasurer, Delaware...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:58pm

Frankford council hears about employee pension options

With discussion in recent months of starting a pension program for its employees, the Frankford Town Council recently held a workshop to learn about potential plan options.

Last week, Frankford resident Marty Presley, who has 30 years of...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:06am

Frankford council addresses charter amendment procedure

At an Aug. 4 town council meeting, Frankford resident Jerry Smith voiced his concerns regarding the council vote that took place last year on the introduction of town charter amendments to the Delaware General Assembly.

Town Solicitor...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:04am

Community Lutheran Church makes faith child-friendly

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Campers showed some spirit when coloring this camp quilt at Community Lutheran Church.Dozens of children created the unique patchwork quilt of Community Lutheran Church’s annual summer camp in July. Local kids from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:02am

Community Lutheran Church makes faith child-friendly

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Campers showed some spirit when coloring this camp quilt at Community Lutheran Church.Dozens of children created the unique patchwork quilt of Community Lutheran Church’s annual summer camp in July. Local kids from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:02am

Explosions indicate only chicken house fire in Frankford

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Firefighters work on a fire at two chicken houses in Frankford on Saturday, July 26.Three explosions ripped through a sunny Frankford afternoon on Saturday, July 26. Fortunately, the horrific sounds, which came...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:14am

Explosions indicate only chicken house fire in Frankford

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Firefighters work on a fire at two chicken houses in Frankford on Saturday, July 26.Three explosions ripped through a sunny Frankford afternoon on Saturday, July 26. Fortunately, the horrific sounds, which came...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:14am

Dagsboro man killed while fleeing from police

Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Dagsboro man killed while fleeing from police

Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:00am

Truitt steps down as council president

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down as council president.

“I’ve...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:29am

Truitt steps down as council president

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down as council president.

“I’ve...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:29am

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:36am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:11am

Church offering free day-camp in July

Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is offering a free day-camp to area youth for two weeks in July. The camp is a partnership with Mar-Lu-Ridge, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in a camp facility in Western Maryland.

The “Mobil Mar-...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:46am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

In Millsboro, a Youth 4th of July Parade will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:55am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at...

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:52am