Frankford


Frankford continues to discuss Mountaire settlement

In August of 2016, the Town of Frankford filed an appeal to the State’s Environmental Appeals Board following the decision of Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary David Small to issue well permits to Mountaire Farms for its...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 3:06pm

Fire devastates Bunting & Bertrand

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Numerous local fire companies battle a fire at Bunting & Bertrand in Frankford on Monday, May 15.

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Heavy smoke bellowed across Frankford for hours on Monday, May 15, as firefighters brought a...

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 9:20am

Frankford youth ask for help on skatepark

Five boys were skateboarding in the Frankford fire hall parking lot in the minutes before the Frankford Town Council’s meeting was to begin just down the street on May 1.

By the time the meeting began, the boys were seated in the back row...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:56am

Bluegrass festival to celebrate music, swamplands

Coastal Point • Submitted: New & Spare Fools will be performing at the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 20.The Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival, set for Saturday, May 20, celebrates not only a classic American musical...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:55am

Frankford looks to lease town hall building to non-profit

The Town of Frankford is looking for more ways to use a piece of property adjacent to the town park that it recently purchased.

The parcel was purchased primarily to provide overflow parking for those going to the park; however, Councilman...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 11:23am

Birdsong looks to preserve local waters, habitat

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Dave Rickards is working to preserve the environment via Birdsong Gardens, a 20-acre working farm.Tucked away near Frankford is a non-profit environmental research facility dedicated to restoring “the former grandeur...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:26am

Frankford shows off new town hall at former J.P. court

The Town of Frankford this week held its monthly town council meeting not in the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s meeting room, as it has for more than five years, but in the building next door that formerly housed a J.P. Court. However, it’s...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 9:45am

Antioch AME to host day of unity on Sunday, March 5

Benjamin “Ben” Beckett had a vision of salt and pepper in the congregation. So Antioch AME Church is inviting men and women of all colors to attend a special “CommUNITY Around Christ” church service on Sunday, March 5.

The special service...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:38am

BREAKING NEWS: Police seek local man in shooting incident

Police are seeking Anthony D. Puglisi, 19, of Selbyville, in connection with a Frankford-area shooting incident on Jan. 17 in which no one was injured.The Delaware State Police on Tuesday, Feb. 21, requested the public’s assistance in locating...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:27am

Frankford gets $60K water grant in exchange for fluoridation

The Frankford Town Council at a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, approved a settlement with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control that centers on the Town adding fluoride to its water supply.

The...

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:14am

Frankford discusses Mountaire and DNREC

The Town of Frankford may no longer have to appeal the decision of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources (DNREC) regarding a Mountaire well and the resulting loss of revenue for the Town.

In August, the Town filed a statement of...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 10:18am

Date set for Frankford well permit appeal to be heard

In August 2016, the Town of Frankford filed a statement of appeal with the State’s Environmental Appeals Board, following the decision of Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary David Small to approve well permits issued to Mountaire...

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:33am

No election to be held in Frankford this year

The Town of Frankford will not hold an annual municipal election this year, as only the incumbents for the two open seats filed to run. As of the Jan. 13 filing deadline only Council President Joanne Bacon and Councilman Greg Welch had filed....

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:10am

Frankford Town Council discusses move, audit, drugs

Frankford officials are hoping to move all Town offices into the nearby former J.P. Court building at the beginning of March.

At its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 9, the Frankford Town Council said the move would be relatively...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:36am

Police still seek suspect in Christmas Eve home invasion

The Delaware State Police are still seeking a suspect in a Frankford-area home invasion that occurred on Christmas Eve.

On. Saturday, Dec. 24, at around 6:30 a.m., three suspects forcefully broke into a home through the front door and...

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:12am

Frankford discusses water plant maintenance, fluoride

The Town of Frankford held its monthly council meeting on Dec. 5, at which council members and those in attendance discussed the Town’s seemingly troublesome water plant.

During the water department report, Clarence Quillen of Tidewater...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:56am

Frankford Holiday Expo a day to shop

Coastal Point • File Photo: At the 2015 Frankford Holiday Expo, projects were crocheted on-site by Richayla (right) and Antanell Bailey.’Tis the season to shop, and Frankford’s Annual Holiday Expo will return Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:50am

Frankford continues to discuss Mountaire and wells

At its monthly meeting earlier this week, the Frankford Town council gave an update on discussions council members have had with representatives from the State and Mountaire Farms related to well permits issued to the poultry company.

The...

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:11am

Selbyville water back to safe TTHM levels, according to tests

Selbyville is getting back to normal after a water violation earlier this year. Drinking water tested at south Main Street showed decreasing levels of a disinfection byproduct called Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs).

In May, Delaware Division...

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 11:25am

Frankford Fall Festival to feature food, fun and frights

From aliens to zombies, the streets of Frankford will be taken over by all manner of costumed residents on Saturday, Oct. 29, as the town once again celebrates the season with its all-day Fall Festival.

The event, being held at Frankford...

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:09am

Frankford to host Community Health Fair on Saturday

Firetrucks, flu shots and freebies — oh, my!

The Frankford Community Health Fair is back, and the Beebe Medical Center-sponsored event, set for Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., promises to supply some fun along with a multitude of...

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:04am

Frankford looks to sell police property, move to court building

At the Frankford town’s council’s regular monthly meeting on Oct. 3, Councilman Marty Presley said the council had recently spoken to a number of Realtors regarding Town-owned property.

“The consensus is the best thing to do is to sell the...

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:17am

Frankford continues to discuss audit, Mountaire well permits

Although the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts released a report on its inspection of the Town of Frankford’s financials, the town council and some citizens are dissatisfied with the findings.

Property owner Kathy Murray told...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:26am

Frankford appeals Mountaire well permit approval

Earlier this month, the Town of Frankford filed a statement of appeal to the State’s Environmental Appeals Board following the decision of Delaware Department of Natural Resources Secretary David Small related to well permits issued to Mountaire...

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:45am

After months of review, auditor releases report on Frankford

Last week, the State of Delaware Office of Auditor of Accounts released its report on the inspection of the Town of Frankford.

“In general, the Town of Frankford continues to lack processes to provide assurances about the accuracy and...

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:10am

Investigation finds Frankford financial procedures lacking

Frankford Town Council members have expressed by letter and in comments at the council’s regular August council meeting that they are “disappointed” in the state auditor’s report on its investigation into town finances.

The council...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:39am

Frankford approves subdivision after scrambling for quorum

An atypical Planning & Zoning meeting was held in the Town of Frankford on July 6, planned to review two applications — one for a temporary office building, the other a minor subdivision.

The meeting started almost 30 minutes late, as...

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 7:17am

Frankford Town Council discusses budget shortfall

The Town of Frankford held its first public hearing for the 2017-fiscal-year budget on June 2.

Property owner Kathy Murray, who sat on the Budget Committee, reported to the council that the group met nine times, and had met with each...

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 11:28am

BREAKING NEWS: OVPD seeks drug suspect after he flees on foot from traffic stop

The Ocean View Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Jamar A. Manuel of Frankford, after he allegedly fled on foot from police when stopped for driving on a suspended/revoked license.

According to the...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:57am

Beach towns short on sand but ready for summer

It’s here! The unofficial start of the summer season at the Delaware shore has arrived with Memorial Day weekend, and it’s a time of transition for the area, as the relatively quiet second season of spring sprouts into the hustle and bustle that...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 10:04am

Beyond books: Frankford library wins for innovation

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Frankford Public Library staffers, from left, Trina Coyle, Cindy Givens, director Rachel Wackett and Jessica Bowman gather to celebrate their recent award.The Frankford Public Library staff is working to reduce...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:37am

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival set for May 21 in Frankford

Event featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist to benefit Delaware Wild Lands

Grammy-nominated musician Courtney Hartman will headline the Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival in Sussex County on May 21. In addition to her solo career, Hartman is also...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:26am

Warchol to leave Frankford PD

Having just celebrated his one-year anniversary as chief of police for the Town of Frankford, Michael Warchol announced to the town council on Monday, May 2, that he would be leaving the post.

“I am going to be leaving. My wife has...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 10:10am

J.P. Court to leave Frankford, police officer resigns

Next year, Justice of the Peace Court 1—Criminal, Truancy will move out of its Frankford location. Town Councilman Marty Presley said the Town had been told the Court would not be renewing its lease, which ends in January 2017.

“Council...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:09am

Fire companies to hold live-fire drill on Saturday 3/19

The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company announced that they are hosting a live-fire drill on Saturday, March 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the now-vacant Twin Cedars Apartments, located at 36112 Zion Church Road near Frankford.
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Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:48am

Frankford Town Council votes to settle Truitt lawsuit

The Frankford Town Council has voted to settle a lawsuit brought by former town administrator Terry Truitt for part of her back vacation and sick time.

“It’s a very emotional, touchy issue, because we all have our personal opinions about...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:23pm

Frankford faces suit from former admin

At the Feb. 1 Frankford Town Council meeting, Councilman Marty Presley announced that the Town was facing a lawsuit filed by its former administrator, Terry Truitt.

“She’s suing for 100 percent of her back vacation and sick time,” said...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:19am

Davis, Presley, Ash to serve in Frankford

The citizens of the Town of Frankford made their votes count this week, in an election held on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Voters re-elected incumbent Pam Davis to her seat for a new two-year term, with a total of 65 votes. Marty Presley — who was...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:14am

Frankford candidates get in the last word before election

Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Frankford Town Council in the Feb. 6 election. Voters will choose between incumbents Pamela Davis and Marty Presley, and challengers Dawn Beck and former councilman Edward “Skip” Ash.

Polls...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:57pm

Frankford officials continue to discuss charter changes

The Town of Frankford’s Charter Committee will meet next Tuesday to continue discussions on updating the Town’s charter.

Recently appointed Councilman Greg Welch said at the Feb. 1 council meeting that the committee met twice in January...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:54pm

Frankford council appoints Welch to vacant seat

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Greg Welch was sworn in to the Frankford Town Council by Mayor Joanne Bacon last week.Frankford resident Greg Welch was appointed to the Frankford Town Council at a special meeting held last week.

Welch and...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 9:26am

New playground centers on fun, learning and safety

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: TOTS children sing a thank-you song at the ribbon-cutting on Jan. 19.These 4-year-olds don’t care that they’re learning motor skills or socialization. They’re just excited to play on their new playground equipment at...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:39am

Frankford’s Presley gives State of the Town address

At the Jan. 4 Frankford Town Council meeting, Councilman Marty Presley opened up the session by giving a “state of the town” address, focusing on some of the positives in town.

“We’ve gone through several council members; we’ve gone...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:32am

Frankford continues discussion on water tower, access

The Town of Frankford is still considering how to address its water tower and providing citizens with access to water, following the council’s monthly workshop on Jan. 4.

At the meeting, Town Engineer Kyle Gulbronson of URS said he had...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 8:06am

Frankford seeking three candidates in upcoming election

The Town of Frankford is seeking candidates for its February town council election, as the seats currently filled by Charles Shelton, Pam Davis and Marty Presley have terms that are set to expire.

The Town’s annual election is scheduled...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:34am

Frankford trying to iron out water coverage, speeders

The residents of the Delaware Avenue Association are still hoping to connect to the Town of Frankford’s water system.

At the town council’s monthly meeting on Dec. 7, Wesley Hayes Jr. of the Delaware Avenue Association asked the council if...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 9:32am

Carpenter resigns from Frankford council

In its ongoing struggle to maintain a full council, the Town of Frankford is once again down a councilperson, after the resignation of Elizabeth Carpenter, who was serving as council president, on Friday, Dec. 11.

Councilwoman Joanne Bacon...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 6:50am

Christmas parades warm up the season

It’s time to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and prepare those Christmas lists, and local towns will welcome the holiday season with the annual Christmas parades.

All the local parades begin at 7 p.m. The Selbyville Christmas Parade is...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 6:15am

Frankford holiday lighting set for Saturday

Frankford has hung the holly and decked the halls for the first annual Lighting of the Park on Saturday, Nov. 28. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m., with the tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

The holiday event aims to build holiday and...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:01am

With Christmas coming, Frankford revives town pride

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: The only time Charlie Brown (Michael Wolfe) ever caught the football (‘Scout’ the dog), as Lucy (Alison) pulls young Woodstock (Liam) and Snoopy (Dean), during the Frankford Halloween Parade and Fall?Festival this...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 4:52am