Frankford Town Council sees continuing opposition on pension plan

Frankford resident Greg Welch and the Frankford Town Council have never quite seen eye to eye, so it’s not entirely surprising that Welch, as well as some other residents, are unhappy with the Town’s proposed pension plan for its employees.


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:08am

Frankford Town Council sees continuing opposition on pension plan

Frankford resident Greg Welch and the Frankford Town Council have never quite seen eye to eye, so it’s not entirely surprising that Welch, as well as some other residents, are unhappy with the Town’s proposed pension plan for its employees.


Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 10:08am

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:54am

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:54am

Frankford’s newest fire engine to be first on the scene

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company recently welcomed the newest member...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:10am

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

LaRoue, who has an associate’s degree in drug and alcohol...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:53am

Heroin hits close to home

With the use of heroin growing steadily over the last few years, many people have been affected. Whether you know it or not, friends, family, neighbors, coworkers may be dealing with a hidden addiction. It could be your boyfriend, whose...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:19am

Health seminar to focus on chronic disease education

For those who are struggling with chronic illness, or know someone who is, naturopath Brian D. Jones and his wife, Ellen F. Cook, hope to help.

“We’ve had a good turnout each time,” said Jones of previous seminars. “Our focus is on immune...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:19am

Frankford council laments high election costs

According to Frankford Town Council President Jesse Truitt, this year’s recent town council election was unusually costly for the Town, resulting from having to pay various attorney fees in response to resident and would-be candidate Greg Welch’s...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:47am

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:12am

Frankford council back to business after election

The Frankford Town Council got back to business on Monday following last weekend’s election, with a quick and to-the-point meeting.

The council didn’t have much new business to announce, aside from accepting a unanimous motion to add four...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 12:12pm

Coastal Point celebrates a decade of local news

A decade ago, newspaper veterans Susan Lyons and Darin McCann joined forces and created what you are currently reading — the Coastal Point.

The first cover of the Coastal Point.“Susan and I decided that the community needed a second voice...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:30am

BREAKING NEWS: Incumbents keep seats in Frankford election

The Frankford Town Council will remain the same in 2014, as incumbents Pamela Davis (75 votes), Charles Shelton (72) and Jesse Truitt (70) won the Feb. 1 municipal election. The challengers were Skip Ash (41 votes) and Jerry Smith (30). Resident...

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 9:39am

Frankford council candidates get final say before election

The Town of Frankford is holding its annual election on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall.

Five candidates are contesting for three two-year seats on council. Another candidate, Greg Welch, was ruled ineligible, but had an...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:21am

Frankford’s Welch again ruled ineligible as voter and candidate

The Frankford Town Council held a hearing last Thursday, Jan. 16, regarding would-be town council candidate Greg Welch’s voter registration status — again coming to the conclusion that the Frankford resident has not gone through the proper steps...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:41am

New director to lead Frankford library as ‘community center’

Rachel Wackett has just completed her first month as the director at the Frankford Public Library, and she is excited to return to the town.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Rachel Wackett is ready to lead the Frankford Public Library into...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 1:29pm

Frankford annexation hearing scheduled for Monday

The Town of Frankford will hold a public hearing next Monday, Jan. 13, after which the town council could vote on a developer’s proposal to bring a large-scale retail business to the area. While rumors have circulated about exactly what business...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:41pm

Frankford prepares for town council election on Feb. 1

Jesse Truitt, Skip Ash, Pam Davis, Greg Welch and Jerry Smith are among the five candidates running for three open seats on the Frankford town council next month.

Candidate Jerry Smith expressed concern this week about both the time...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:33pm

Clayton Theatre ready to go digital as fundraising goal nears

In just 12 months, Dagsboro’s Clayton Theatre has received an outpouring of support from the community that has shown that, even in the digital age, they want to see the Clayton’s marquee remain glowing.

“It has been a great year for the...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:22pm

Mr. Banana’s brings late-night food and fun to Dagsboro

Dagsboro finally has a home for late-night entertainment: Mr. Banana’s Lounge and Bar, a live entertainment venue. Located in Route 113’s Savannah Square Shopping Center, the 10,000-square-foot lounge has room to dance, drink and eat until 1 a.m...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:13pm

Frankford cancels holiday decorating contest due to expense

The Frankford Town Council met on Monday, Nov. 18, after a six-week hiatus focusing much of its discussion on holiday decorating — both that done by the Town and by its residents. That included a decision to cancel the Town’s annual holiday...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 5:02am

Residents asked to be vigilant against burglaries

In the off-season, many area police departments — including Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany — offer home checks for residents who may be away from their homes.

“Unfortunately, what’s happening with a lot of these burglaries...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:55am

Frankford celebrates ‘the new Frankford Public Library’

“Welcome to the new Frankford Public Library,” director Liz Hamilton told dozens of well-wishers at the sunny Nov. 2 ribbon cutting of the new library building.

After years of fundraising and crusading for expansions in a small town,...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 9:32am

Three arrested in connection with Frankford home invasion

The Delaware State Police have arrested three teens involved in a home invasion-style robbery that occurred last Thursday near Frankford.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 two masked suspects entered a residence located in Upland...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:04am

Roots to hold 10th annual pumpkin-carving event Saturday

This weekend, Roots Landscaping & Garden Center near Selbyville will be celebrating its 10th year offering a free pumpkin-carving event to the community.

“I love to carve pumpkins,” said Catherine Winkler, who owns Roots with her...

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 8:53am

Welcome back, Frankford Library, now tripled in size

Upgrades to Frankford Public Library can probably be described in one word: “Space,” said director Liz Hamilton. “Wide open spaces.”

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The Frankford library reopened its doors after a three-week hiatus to...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:16am

Frankford moves trick-or-treating to Halloween

The Frankford Town Council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, voted to move the town’s official trick-or-treating hours to Halloween itself this year.

Due to the cancelation of the town’s annual Fall Festival, the council unanimously...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:27am

Police arrest Frankford man in connection with burglaries

Last week, the Ocean View Police Department, along with the Delaware State Police, executed a search warrant for a home on Burton Farm Road, the residence of 27-year-old Zachary E. Hammond.

“In a nutshell, we had an officer go out there...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 7:25am

Route 113 bypass route unpopular at DelDOT meetings

A roomful of maps didn’t show the 52 residential, 10 commercial and nine agricultural properties that would be displaced by a Route 113 bypass. But people still had plenty to say about the proposed 16.5-mile highways that would cut through...

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 7:03am

Frankford health fair offers free food, facts and fun

A special focus on good health will return to Frankford at the free annual community health fair on Saturday, Oct. 5. Beebe Medical Center will come to the Frankford Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day to serve free food and offer health...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:34pm

Davis appointed to Frankford council as Atherton steps down

Frankford Town Council Vice-President Ron Atherton stepped down from his position on the council at their Sept. 9 meeting.

“The time has come for me to step aside,” Atherton said. “I’ll be 80 years old at my next birthday. It’s time for me...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:33am

Frankford residents silenced under new citizen privilege rules

Frankford citizens are still straining under the restrictions of the revised town council protocol of “citizen’s privilege” that now only allows them to speak on issues already appearing on the official meeting agenda. Residents Jerry Smith and...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:39pm

Delaware Burn Camp to return to Camp Barnes, Aug. 12-17

In less than two weeks, 15 children between the ages of 6 and 18, from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, all of whom have sustained serious burns, will travel to Camp Barnes to participate in the Delaware Burn Camp.

“Burn Camp started a...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 7:21am

Special Olympics athletes enjoy summer at Camp Barnes

More than 50 athletes recently attended the 13th Annual Special Olympics Delaware Summer Camp at Camp Barnes in Frankford.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Camp Barnes Camp counselor Olivia Davidson and Corrin?Rogers get briefed on...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:21am

Bennett Orchards offering fruits of sixth generation of farmers

For many locals and visitors, it’s not truly summer at the beach unless they’ve headed out to Bennett Orchards to pick their own peaches straight from the tree.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
A tractor pulls a load of peach baskets...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 6:15am

Children welcome to free church day camp

Kids can stay busy for at least one week this summer as Community Lutheran Church in Frankford offers a free day camp from Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2. Spots are still available.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Campers at...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:52am

Gajdos family returns home

On July 10, after 140 days of hospitalization, Adley Paige Gajdos was finally able to come home to Frankford with her parents.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Matt and Kristen Gajdos, of Frankford, are happy to finally have Adley...

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 6:59am

Police still looking for suspect in home invasion

Delaware State Police this week were still looking for the suspect in a June 27 home-invasion robbery near Frankford.

Police said that, last Thursday, around 10:20 p.m., a black man, about 5 feet, 10 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall,...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:36am

Creativity is key for JMC Teacher of the Year

During the school year, Molly Abbott doesn’t just teach. She helps to build a sense of community at John M. Clayton Elementary School, where she was named the school’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:49am

Bennetts add blueberries to offerings at family farm

This summer is the first time that Bennett Orchards is able to share their new blueberry crop with the public.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
Point reporter Maria Counts picks some blueberries at Bennett Orchards in Frankford. The...

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 4:56am

Frankford council policy on citizens speech tested

Frankford’s June town council meeting was brief this week, ending in just a half-hour. The June 3 meeting started off on shaky footing, with resident Greg Welch wanting to speak during the citizen’s privilege section about water rates, which wasn...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:14am

Job search workshop offered in Frankford

Modern technology has changed the way people search for jobs. But people can have their job hunting questions answered Monday, June 10, at Indian River School District’s Parent Center, when the Goodwill Job Resource Center will host a free walk-...

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 7:06am

Firefighters aim to raise money for local family

On Friday, May 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. a pig pickin’, steamed shrimp and cold beer fundraiser will be held to benefit local firefighters Matt and Kristen Gajdos, whose twins were born in February, 14 weeks premature.

Coastal Point •...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:19am

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Coastal Point • Laura...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:52am

Frankford farmer named Outstanding Poultry Producer

Every year is a gamble for farmers, as lifelong farmer Chad Mitchell can attest.

Coastal Point • Laura Walter
Frankford poultry farmer Chad Mitchell was named Outstanding Poultry Farmer of the Year, just one of 12 farms so honored...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:48am

IRHSAA to hold first annual Beef & Brew

On Saturday, April 13, the Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) will hold its first Annual Beef & Brew to help the organization raise funds for ongoing projects.

“This is where we’re hoping to raise the funds that will...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:54am

Frankford water high in TTHM levels

The Town of Frankford recently received a notice from the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water that it was in violation of standards for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in its water system. Trihalomethanes are a byproduct...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:30am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

• Low Pressure from the Midwest is expected to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:47am

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.


Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:59pm

Frankford properties seeking water service could be annexed

Frankford officials this week again discussed the possibility of providing town water service to the residents on Delaware Avenue and to Trinity Holiness Church. The issue has been under discussion since last fall, when Delaware Avenue residents...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 2:03pm