Frankford News

Town of Frankford, Delaware

Population:

  • 847 (2010 Census)

Town council meetings:

  • First Monday of the month, at 7 p.m.

Elections:

  • First Saturday in February

Town office:

  • 5 Main St., Frankford, DE 19945 (302) 732-9424

Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Jesse Truitt, President
  • Pamela Davis, Vice-President
  • Cheryl Workman, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Joann Bacon
  • Charles Shelton

Town Administrator:

  • Terry Truitt

Emergency:

  • 911

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. 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 of their team: Engine Tanker 76-2, which will be the company’s first responder to fire scenes.

In early 2007, FVFC officials recognized the need for a new apparatus, and they established a committee in 2012. The truck came home from Wisconsin in mid-January and officially enters service on May 1. Basically, this truck fulfills the company’s need for water.

“It’s the first piece to show up on the fire scene. You got three guys in back who don’t know when the next guys are coming,” but they have hoses and 3,000 gallons of water until backup arrives, said Bill Ireland, chief engineer.

“We’re limited in the manpower that we have, and it’s a lot of water to get us started,” said Tommy Bacon, deputy fire chief.

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 counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, said she didn’t know her son was using until he was arrested last spring.

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 behavior recently changed, your middle school science teacher, or your own child.

Here are two stories of how the heroin epidemic has hit close to home.

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 stimulation and nontoxic approaches to human health and nutrition.”

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 ongoing debate about his voting status.

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 goods for the food bank.

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.

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 Greg Welch, who had again filed to run for a council seat, was not on the official ballot for voting on Saturday, after an unsuccessful Jan.

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.

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 to register to vote in the Feb. 1 election, which also makes him ineligible to run for council.

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.

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 might be making its way to the town, none have been confirmed.

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.

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 theater — everybody’s generosity, coming together and helping us to raise the money,” said Joanne Howe, who owns the theater.

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. daily.

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 decorating competition.

“You’ve got a lot of expenses,” said Town Administrator Terry Truitt. “[The issue] is going to go on every year.”

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.

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.

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 Court where they confronted a 35-year-old male victim in the bathroom.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 southern Sussex County.