Frankford


Frankford water plant set to go online soon

After years of concern, confusion, controversy, effort and, finally, construction, Frankford’s new water plant is about to come online. At the Aug. 2 meeting of the town council, Councilman Jesse Truitt said the town was on schedule to turn on...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:42am

Police: Please practice prudence while peddling

Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways. And while cycling...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:06am

Shockley Town Road closed for cross-road pipe replacement

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week announced the closure of Shockley Town Road between Frankford School Road and Route 20/Pyle Center Road near Frankford for the replacement of a crossroad pipe. The road was to be closed at 7 a.m...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 5:48am

NRG to shut down power plant's Unit 3

Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc....

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:29am

CIB offers reports on cleanliness of Inland Bays waters

Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:22am

Frankford approves budget, new water rate

The Town of Frankford held its yearly budget hearing on Monday, June 28. This was the second budget hearing for the proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year.

Kicking off the hearing, Town Administrator Terri Truitt read a letter from Town...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 3:12am

Lane restrictions planned for Frankford area

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced this week that DelDOT’s maintenance crews will do surface treatment repairs, commonly known as “tar and chip,” through July 2, for the following roads throughout Sussex County:

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:44am

Frankford’s library preparing for expansion

Anyone who has ever been to the Frankford Public Library knows that tons of resources and information is packed into a pretty small space there.

The library, which started with a $100 grant from the State of Delaware and a 28-book...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:38am

Police Beat -- Frankford

Frankford man arrested on drug charges

Selbyville police this week arrested a 20-year-old Frankford man on drug charges after initially pursuing him because he was believed to have outstanding warrants. On Saturday, May 29, about 1 p.m.,...

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:03am

WEATHER ALERT: Strong thunderstorms moving into the region

At 3:35 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated strong thunderstorms moving into central and southern Delaware. Officials said the storms will be capable of producing small hail and gusty winds. In addition, very heavy rain will...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:53am

Frankford approves 'Praise in the Park'

The Frankford Town Council held its monthly meeting on Monday, May 3. At the meeting, the Rev. Kim Tephabock of Dagsboro Church of God approached council about the church’s desire to use the town’s park to hold a community-night event called “...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:47am

All-in: Frankford Poker Room lays the right card for local charities

Over the past decade, the game of poker has spread like wildfire, with some of the largest television broadcasting companies across the map airing highly anticipated tournaments and competitions. The craze has spread throughout the First State,...

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:00am

Women's group meets to help community

There are many people out there with a heart to give and who aren’t really sure how to do it best. For those there is Lunch with A Purpose, an informal gathering of women who meet every month for lunch and giving back. And 100 percent of money...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:08pm

Frankford makes progress on ordinance

The Frankford Town Council discussed in detail their proposed land development ordinance at a workshop last week with Kyle Gulbronson, the town’s engineering consultant, and Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader. The council had decided in November that...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 7:04am

Richardson wins local Jefferson Award

Frankford’s own Josephine “Jo” Richardson was recently chosen as WBOC-TV’s 2010 Jefferson Award winner. The Jefferson Awards are a national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. Richardson will now represent the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Coastal flood warning in effect until Thursday (March 4) morning

A coastal storm, combined with astronomical high tides and a full moon, has resulted in the National Weather Service issuing a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for the Bethany Beach area. Minor coastal flooding during...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33am

Responding to emerging problems: Flooded roads, potholes replace snow as the travel hazard du jour

Although snowflakes are few and far between in Delaware as of 3:30 p.m., Thursday, the National Weather Service predicts that snowfall will gradually increase over the state and continue through Thursday night into Friday. However, forecasts for...

Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 9:59am

Bradley indictment alleges 103 child victims

This week saw new developments in the case of Earl Bradley, and the pain that has been felt in the community in the wake of allegations of child sexual abuse by the Lewes pediatrician has only become more far-reaching.

Earlier this week,...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:37pm

WEATHER ALERT: Residents encouraged to prepare for more snow; 8 inches possible on Monday

The State of Emergency in Delaware was lifted at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, by Gov. Jack Markell. But even as the state works to clean up and restore services following the back-to-back snow storms of this month, another snow event is threatening....

Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:04am

WEATHER ALERT: Officials urge caution as motorists return to roadways

Delaware remains under a State of Emergency on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2010. The State of Emergency has been in effect since 12 midnight, Feb. 10. The travel bans contained in the original State of Emergency declared by Gov. Jack Markell that...

Friday, February 12, 2010 - 1:03am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban lifted in Sussex and Kent counties as of 6 p.m.

State of Emergency remains in effect
 
Gov. Jack Markell has ordered the driving restrictions for Kent and Sussex counties to be lifted as of 6 p.m. tonight.  However, the State of Emergency will remain in effect for the entire state...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:38pm

BREAKING NEWS: Abandoned and stranded vehicles to be towed; plowing efforts being hampered

Kent and Sussex counties are still removing disabled and abandoned vehicles from roads on their secondary and local back roads, state officials reported Thursday afternoon, noting that the vehicles have been hampering efforts to clear roads and...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 7:40am

BREAKING NEWS: Travel ban and State of Emergency to remain in place Thursday

As of 9 a.m., officials announced Thursday morning, after consultation between the Governor’s Office and state and local emergency management officials, it was decided that the State of Emergency declared by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell will remain...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 4:01am

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Offices, schools closed, events canceled

[UPDATE] Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Friday, Feb. 12. All 12-month employees will be informed of their status at a later time, officials said.

Winds continued to remain gusty early...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:32pm

WEATHER ALERT: Farmers asked to assist emergency responders with tractors

The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center late Wednesday night put out the call for additional farmers throughout the county to lend equipment and aid so fire and ambulance crews can reach residents in an emergency.

EOC Director Joseph...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:30pm

WEATHER ALERT: Help wild songbirds survive winter

Delaware’s frigid temperatures, high winds and recent snowfalls can be difficult for the more than 40 species of wintering songbirds that share the state’s nature resources, state officials reminded the public mid-week. Their food sources – nuts...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 10:22pm

URGENT WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles blocking roads will be moved, those stranded in cars must clear exhaust to avoid death or injury

State officials sent out an urgent message about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, noting that presently there are stranded and abandoned vehicles that are blocking some roads in Sussex County to the point that ambulances cannot proceed to make emergency...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:49pm

WEATHER ALERT: Storm updates as of 2:35 p.m. -- Power, road crews temporarily suspend operations

A brief storm update from state officials as of 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10:

• Delmarva Power crews in Sussex County have temporarily suspended operations due to visibility problems.

• Delaware Electric Cooperative crews in Kent...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:53am

WEATHER ALERT: Vehicles ordered off roads as area again under blizzard warning

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, with all non-emergency vehicles ordered off the roads.

With the second winter storm in five days setting in, snowfall...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 11:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Power outages persist as area prepares for more snow and wind

State officials were reporting nearly 14,000 electric customers still without power – mostly in Sussex County – on Monday morning, as crews from Delmarva Power and Delaware Electric Cooperative struggled to reach and repair outages from last...

Monday, February 8, 2010 - 3:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Road clearing and power restoration under way, up to 2 feet of snow in Sussex

With the National Weather Service reporting snow totals of 20 to 25 inches with drifts in Sussex County, 25 inches in New Castle County and 22 inches in Kent County from this weekend’s blizzard, a State of Emergency remained in effect at 9 a.m....

Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 2:34am

WEATHER ALERT: Travel ban lifted as blizzard conditions end with more than 15 inches of snowfall

Snow from this weekend’s blizzard had begun to taper off around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, leaving much of the state paralyzed and snowbound, and tens of thousands without power, with as many as 39,000 homes and businesses left in the dark at peak...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 1:01pm

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 14 inches in Selbyville; whiteout conditions, power outages, travel prohibitions continue

A winter storm warning is in effect in the area until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening. Light to moderate snow with embedded areas of heavy snow near the Atlantic coast was occurring across the area late this afternoon, adding about 6 inches of snow in...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 10:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Snowfall tops 8 inches in coastal Sussex; non-emegency vehicles still prohibited from travel

With snow totals statewide topping 15 inches in some locations and more than 8 inches of snow in the local area, Delaware emergency officials on Saturday morning were reminding the public of the State of Emergency currently in force and the...

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 2:45am

WEATHER ALERT: Snow accumulating and winds beginning to build

Snow is beginning to accumulate, the plows are out, and residents everywhere are settling in for a long weekend, state officials reported Friday evening as blizzard conditions hit Delaware. As of 9:30 p.m. on Friday Delaware State Police reported...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:08pm

WEATHER ALERT: Governor declares state of emergency as area braces for 1 to 2 feet of snow, strong winds

State of Emergency declared for state as of 8 p.m., vehicles ordered off roads as of 10 p.m.

Gov. Jack Markell declared a State of Emergency covering the entire state of Delaware effective at 8 p.m. Friday, with vehicles ordered off the...

Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:21pm

WEATHER ALERT: Blizzard warning in effect Friday and Saturday, up to 18 inches of snow, strong winds forecast

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a blizzard warning, which is in effect from 4 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday. The previous winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 1:43pm

Frankford library prepares for musical fun with 'Uncle Pete'

From “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to the “Bob the Builder” theme song, plus some original pieces such as “Recycle, Recycle,” the Frankford Public Library is again having an interactive musical celebration with singer/songwriter Pete Kedzia, known as “...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:22am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm watch in effect from Friday afternoon to Saturday evening

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm watch that is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

A storm system developing over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday will pass off the Carolina...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:29pm

WEATHER ALERT: IRSD schools closed on Wednesday

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3. All 12-month employees should report two hours late.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:17pm

WEATHER ALERT: Delaware readies for more snowfall with 1 to 3 inches forecast and possible weekend storm

With a weather advisory from the National Weather Service in effect, state agencies on Tuesday were preparing to meet the challenge of yet more snow.

The National Weather Service Mt. Holly office issued a winter weather advisory for...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 8:58am

WEATHER ALERT: Schools closed Monday, additional closures expected

Due to inclement weather, all Indian River School District schools will be closed on Monday, Feb. 1. All 12-month employees are not required to report.

Other Monday closures, as they are reported to Coastal Point:
Cape Henlopen...

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 8:18am

WEATHER ALERT: Road conditions remain dangerous; 8-13 inches of snow on the ground, below-freezing temps continue

National Weather Service officials are warning of icy roads on Sunday morning. With very cold temperatures in place, any snow from the storm Saturday night that melts on Sunday will freeze on roadways and other untreated surfaces. Caution was...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 11:56pm

WEATHER ALERT [UPDATED]: Winter storm warning in effect through Sunday morning, 5-8 inches of snow predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter storm warning for snow, which is in effect from 9 a.m. Saturday morning to 4 a.m. Sunday. The previous winter weather advisory is no longer in effect.

An area of low...

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:35am

WEATHER ALERT: Winter weather advisory issued for Saturday snow of 2-4 inches

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 a.m. Saturday to midnight Saturday night.

Low pressure developing along the Texas Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon...

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 11:59am

BREAKING NEWS: Beef-and-beer fundraiser postponed due to weather

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Co. beef-and-beer fundraiser to benefit the Delaware Blue Hens 12U Select Baseball team, originally set for Jan. 30, has been rescheduled for Feb. 20, due to impending weather. The event will run from 6 to 11 p.m. and...

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 6:26am

Pancake fundraiser to benefit elementary school

On Saturday, Jan. 30, Frankford Elementary School will host a pancake breakfast at Dagsboro Fire Hall. The all-you-can-eat affair, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon, is designed to help raise money for the school to buy new playground equipment...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:31pm

Frankford man collects the town's history

Albert Franklin has lived in Frankford for all 73 years of his life. Franklin, who is now retired from working for DuPont in Seaford, was born in a house on Knox Street in Frankford and currently lives there on Green Street, with his wife,...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:27am

Local libraries offering activities for all ages

For those not wanting to get caught up in the dreariness of indoor winter living because of ice – or thunder, depending on the day – there are still plenty of free things to do to keep busy.

The Selbyville Public Library is starting up a...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:06am

BREAKING NEWS: Ocean View police issue warnings after weekend car burglaries

Ocean View police on Monday, Jan. 18, reported that, over the weekend, the surrounding area had at least eight car burglaries that police knew about. They occurred in Savannah's Landing, Ocean Way Estates and Summerfield, police said, noting that...

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 3:33am