We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Multimedia

Frankford’s two recent annexation requests are moving forward, with “plan of services” documents now in the hands of state officials, who will review the proposal for providing feedback to town officials.

The Town of Frankford has set voting in its annual town council election for Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. The two council seats expiring in 2023 and up for election are those currently occupied by Greg Welch and John Wright.

Frankford officials are waiting on state agencies to give their thumbs-up to preliminary plans for the Town to annex two large parcels of land into its incorporated area, potentially bringing 600 or more homes inside town limits.

Frankford Police Chief Kevin Smith been given the green light to purchase new communications equipment he says will help the town’s police officers do their jobs.

Four months after Frankford Police Department chief Laurence Corrigan announced his intentions to leave the department, the town has a new police chief.

The departure of Frankford Police Chief Laurence Corrigan is apparently closer to reality, given the Frankford Town Council’s acceptance of his resignation during an executive session last week.

Three months after Frankford Police Chief Laurence Corrigan announced plans to leave his post, the Frankford Town Council faced questions from residents at its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 6 as to what their plans are for either replacing him, or supporting him and possibly enticing him …

Frankford Police Chief Laurence Corrigan will be leaving his position in the near future, two and a half years after he was hired to restart the Town’s defunct police department.

Editor's note: This report has been edited from its original version to remove information provided initially by the Frankford Police Department. The removal of the material is a result of information provided to the Coastal Point in December 2022 by the Delaware Department of Justice.

The Frankford Public Library has served a crucial role in its community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, opening its doors as soon as was possible and practical.

Frankford Police Chief Laurence Corrigan has told the Town Council that he plans to leave his position in mid-July, two and a half years after taking the position and restarting the town’s police department, which had been shuttered for about three years.

Frankford Public Library Director Bonnie Elliott has requested $9,310 from the Town of Frankford to help defray cost of replacing worn equipment in the library. Elliott asked for the funds from the Town’s $444,000 allotment through the American Rescue Plan Act, a federal program designed to …

The Frankford Town Council, at its Monday, April 4, meeting, heard plans for a Dollar General store, proposed to be built on Route 113 at Walnut Street.

Frankford moved a step closer to getting a Dollar General store on Tuesday, March 29, when its Planning & Zoning Commission voted to recommend approval of preliminary site plans.

During a public hearing to solicit input from townspeople on how to spend federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company requested that the Town allot $50,000 of its $444,000 in ARPA funding to the fire company.

In recent months, Frankford Town Council has discussed how to spend the federal funds it has been granted through the American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA), with everything from bonuses for town employees to improvements for bathrooms in the town park under consideration.

Frankford officials this week continued their discussion regarding use of $444,000 in federal funds set aside to help municipalities recover from the effects of the nearly two-year-long COVID-19 pandemic.

Just a little over two years ago, Frankford’s police department didn’t exist. The Town had shuttered its law enforcement agency after the resignation of Police Chief Mark Hudson in 2017.

As Frankford’s three new part-time officers take to the streets this month, the Frankford Police Department is also partnering with the Frankford Public Library to help keep the community safe from fraud.

Frankford is going back to the drawing board, literally, on its quest to create storage space to make up for its former warehouse, which has been sold.

Town finances were on the minds of Frankford Town Council members this week, and the council took several strides toward securing the Town’s future investments and planning for its future needs.

Town finances were on the minds of Frankford Town Council members this week, and the council took several strides toward securing the Town’s future investments and planning for its future needs.

The Frankford Town Council is moving ahead with its discussions about the need for a town manager to help the Town better serve its residents and make better use of funds available to it.

With visible relief, Frankford Town Council Treasurer John Wright said “I am very pleased” to present a balanced budget during the town council meeting on Tuesday, July 6, with no increase in town taxes.

A recent uptick in crime in Frankford — particularly against the town’s Hispanic residents — has resulted in a cooperative effort between the town’s police department and its library to help keep residents informed.

Jvonne Oliver was named Police Chief for the Day on Thursday, April 8, by Frankford Police Department Chief Laurence Corrigan. During a brief presentation at Frankford Town Hall, Corrigan lauded Oliver for her support of the town and its police department. ‘I’m a pretty lucky guy,’ Corrigan …

It might have looked different with masks and social distancing, but there was no denying the joy in at least being back at the park for the Frankford Egg Scramble the day before Easter 2021.

Frankford Police Chief Laurence Corrigan told the Town Council at its Monday, Feb. 1 meeting that he has completed the process of having the department certified by the U.S. Department of Justice. This will allow the police department to apply for federal funds, he said.