Frankford


Frankford considers expansion of town's water service

The Frankford Town Council agreed this week to look into the cost of making town water service available to Trinity Holiness Church and several houses on the south side of Delaware Avenue, after residents came to the Town and said their water was...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 3:25am

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left...

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:03am

BREAKING NEWS -- Frankford man charged in daytime burglaries of local homes

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit Detectives charged a Frankford man this week in connection with eight residential daytime burglaries of unoccupied residences in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Selbyville areas in August in which jewelry...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 5:48am

Frankford library project will not receive waiver from town

The Frankford Town Council decided this week not to waive building permit fees for the expansion of the Frankford Public Library, citing that similar exceptions had not been made in the past.

“The fire company, in 2007, spent approximately...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:44pm

Frankford library project will not receive waiver from town

The Frankford Town Council decided this week not to waive building permit fees for the expansion of the Frankford Public Library, citing that similar exceptions had not been made in the past.

“The fire company, in 2007, spent approximately...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:44pm

Man killed in crash on Pyle Center Road

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a crash involving a motorcycle that occurred east of Frankford on Aug. 22 and killed a Georgetown man.

Police said the incident happened about 8:57 p.m. on...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:17pm

Omar Road improvement project to continue through next week

Roads east of Frankford are getting a facelift for autumn as roadwork continues on Omar Road.

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) began the road by removing strips of pavement from the edges of both lanes in the 4.8-mile...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:47am

ELDERinfo hosting free financial assistance session

ELDERinfo will host a free information session titled “Financial Assistance for People with Medicare” on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library. Those interested in attending are being asked to sign up at the front desk of the library...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:46am

TOPSoccer registration open for children with disabilities

River Soccer Club is leveling the playing field this fall by hosting the TOPSoccer program, designed for young athletes with disabilities. Now in its eighth year, The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) offers an opportunity to learn and play...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:02am

Frankford approves more improvements for town park

The second phase of improvements to Frankford’s town park is now in the works, after the Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to amend the original Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund Grant for the project, for a total amount of $35...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:50am

Delaware Burn Camp set to be held at Camp Barnes

In two weeks, 14 children from all over Delaware, as well as some from Pennsylvania and Maryland, will be visiting Camp Barnes for the Fourth Annual Delaware Burn Camp.

“The camp came about because of some thought there was a need for a...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 2:48pm

Three-day camp includes athletes from all over state

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from all over the state journeyed to Camp Barnes to participate in a three-day summer camp.

“Back in 2000, we really wanted to provide our athletes...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:25am

Book club gets answers straight from the author's mouth

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Megan Hart, in green, talks about her book, ‘All Fall Down,” in Bethany Beach recently.

Well, not really, but threatening clouds were the backdrop for a Frankford...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 3:58am

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

...

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 7:15am

Frankford getting positive response to new park amenities

The town park remained a bright spot in Frankford this week as Police Chief William Dudley and others praised the new basketball court that has been installed and the walking path and other improvements that have been made in the past few weeks...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:38am

Programs for children of all ages on offer in Frankford

Summer reading programs are sizzling up at the Frankford Library.

The library’s staff is inviting children and teens to attend performances and to keep track of their reading to receive rewards. Registration forms, reading logs and, of...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 9:34am

Workshop offers help for homeowners with failing septic systems

Homeowners in Sussex County are being invited to a free public workshop on June 27 on financial assistance available to replace failing septic systems. The workshop will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the First State Community...

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 8:19am

Unite Sussex Day Camp offers food, fun, and fitness in Frankford

Unite Sussex once again is offering its U.S. Camp at Frankford’s town park. The summer camp started this week and is now in full swing.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Children play at the Unite Sussex daycamp in Frankford. The camp...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 3:23pm

Motorist charged with DUI after running over 7 year-old on bike

Delaware State Police this week were investigating a crash involving a 7-year-old girl who was struck and run over while riding her bike near Frankford last weekend.

According to DSP, the incident occurred on Saturday, June 9, around 7:30...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:44am

Walking path among new additions at park

The additions to Frankford’s town park are taking shape. As of this week, there is a new walking path at the park, paid for with a matching grant from the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Town Clerk Terry Truitt said the grant was...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:41am

Frankford discusses park restrooms, noise ordinance

The Frankford Town Council recently discussed possible ways to make restrooms in the town park more accessible. Councilwoman Joanne Bacon said it had come to her attention that it has been mostly Town Clerk Terry Truitt and Council President...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:22am

BREAKING NEWS: Bradley appeal heard by state Supreme Court

The Delaware Supreme Court stood in recess on June 13 after hearing arguments in the appeal of Earl Bradley.

Last August, the former Lewes pediatrician was sentenced to 14 life sentences, plus an additional 164 years in prison, on five...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 8:18am

Postal Service consolidation plans expected to have minimal local impact

While monumental measures are being introduced to cut costs for the United State Postal Service, there will be little or no noticeable change in this area in the immediate future.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
The Dagsboro post cut...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:55am

A bridge for this century: Charles W. Cullen Bridge opens at Indian River Inlet

After months of limited traffic, the Indian River Inlet Bridge appears on track to fully open all four lanes by Memorial Day weekend.

Coastal Point • File Photo
Pedestrians and bicyclists enjoy the trip over the new Charles W. Cullen...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:35am

Guest Column -- Indian River Inlet Bridge a treasure of the Delaware coast

On Sunday, May 6, more than 2,000 people joined me to celebrate the history and the future of the Charles W. Cullen Bridge at the Indian River Inlet. The history of this location is one of several different bridges, an ever-changing environment...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:21pm

Frankford receives bids for walking paths and basketball cour

The Frankford Town Council this week voted to approve a bid from a paving contractor for work on the walking paths and the new basketball court at the town park, though the project moving forward will depend on receipt of anticipated grant...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:58am

Cinco de Mayo event set for Frankford on Sunday

The Frankford Public Library will hold its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Sunday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library in downtown Frankford.

The event will feature live music with the Tornado de La Cumbia Band and dancing. It will...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:49am

Lyons receives second Teacher of the Year nod at Carver

Teaching math to sixth- through twelfth-graders isn’t everybody’s dream, but Page Lyons couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Coastal Point • Monica Scott
Page Lyons was recognized as George Washington Carver School’s Teacher of the...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:24am

Frankford to host children's day-park again

Unite Sussex will once again be able to use Frankford’s town park this summer for a refuge for school-age children with their second US Camp, Town officials confirmed this week. Last summer, they had 121 children registered over the seven weeks...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:31am

Inland Bays Foundation seeks members to help in mission

The Inland Bays Foundation is up and running and ready to recruit members. They had their first official meeting as an established 501(c)3 organization in October 2011 and have a mission “to advocate and promote the restoration of the Inland Bays...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:19am

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:16am

Appeal dismissed in election controversy, despite concerns

State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove this week dismissed an appeal by Frankford resident and 2012 town council candidate Gregory S. Welch in which he argued that Frankford officials had not acted property in refusing to delay the Feb. 4...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:25am

Frankford looks at changes to address election issues

To address procedural questions raised during the 2012 town council elections in Frankford, the town council is now considering possible changes to the town charter. The proposed changes would amend Chapter 401, Volume 62, Section 5, regarding...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:31am

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience...

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 2:11am

Frankford incumbents retain seats as controversy continues

Frankford’s town council election for 2012 was held as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 4, despite a late effort from four of seven candidates to postpone it. Results from last Saturday’s voting – still unofficial as of Coastal Point press time –...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:00am

Frankford VFC holding events to raise funds for fire truck

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Third Annual Bull and Oyster Roast. The event will raise money to help the fire department purchase a new truck.

“This is more or less to get us a new truck. That’s...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:37am

BREAKING NEWS--Incumbents keep seats in Frankford

Incumbents Ron Atherton, Charles Shelton, and Jesse Truitt will keep their seats in Frankford. Atherton received 52 votes, Shelton received 58 and Truitt received 61. Remaining candidates Edward "Skip" Ash received 11 votes, Gregory Johnson...

Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 9:52am

Welch certified to run for Frankford council

Frankford has seven candidates running for town council, after all.

The Frankford Board of Elections voted unanimously this week in favor of resident Greg Welch regarding his eligibility to run as a candidate in the Frankford town council...

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:37am

Frankford candidates have their say before election

Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Frankford Town Council during the town’s election on Saturday, Feb. 4. Voting will take place at Frankford Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m., and the winners will serve two-year terms on the council...

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:29am

BREAKING NEWS--Special meeting in Frankford

The Frankford Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, to hear complaints filed with the Board concerning pre-election day action or activity. This meeting will be held in the Frankford Volunteer Fire...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:31am

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark
State Sen. George H...

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Frankford council discusses CDBG program

The Frankford Town Council heard this week from Brad Whaley about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Sussex County’s Community Development and Housing Department applies for funding from the program on behalf of local...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:49am

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:38am

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Police said they arrested Tervone...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:07am

Frankford library gets $200k in grants for expansion

The staff at the Frankford Public Library is two steps closer to making their dream of enlarging their space a reality. Library Director Liz Hamilton said this week that they received notice that they would be receiving a Longwood Foundation...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 5:00am

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
 
Police said that, about 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 23, a black man entered Holts Liquors located on Atlantic Avenue...

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:30am

Local farmers offer local trees

Before you venture into your attic to dust off your artificial tree for this holiday season, you may want to consider visiting one of Delaware’s many Christmas tree farms so you can enjoy a beautiful live tree instead.

Some local tree farm...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 3:47am

Frankford council making a banking change

Frankford town council decided this week to move all of their accounts to Bank of Delmarva.

Town council president Jesse Truitt read aloud a letter from M&T Bank that stated that they will not be handling the recording or handling of...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 5:39am

IR school district dedicates G.W. Carver Educational Center

Indian River School District (IRSD) celebrated the end of a nearly $145-million project, which began in May 2000 when voters approved the first of several referendums to renovate the district.

The capital improvements began with...

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 2:34am

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Coastal Point: Paddock

According to the Delaware State Police, Paddock “would pry...

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:19am