Frankford


Group officially recommends long eastern bypass

The 25-member working group made up of civic leaders coming Millsboro south to Selbyville have officially recommended building a highway that will bypass U.S. 113 from north of Millsboro to south of Frankford.

Some 19 out of the members —...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Townhome development presented to town

Plans to build a 57-unit townhome development on Beaver Dam Road, adjacent to existing Millville town limits, came up for review by the town’s annexation committee and other neighboring property owners at a June 21 meeting.

The nearly 11-...

Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 8:00pm

Frankford trash change deemed a success

On May 29, Waste Management collected their cans and made way for Frankford’s new trash service — Moor Disposal.

Moor Disposal began service that morning and did a great job, according to town manager Terry Truitt. They missed only two...

Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:00pm

Dagsboro, Frankford to meet on bypass issue

Omar resident and local farmer Jim Bennett has been working for three years on the state’s U.S. Route 113 North-South Study, as a part of the Millsboro-South area working group.

But in the last few weeks he’s made some much-desired...

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:44am

Frankford council to revisit police hiring

Frankford Town Council members are on the cusp of deciding whether or not to hire a police chief for the town. But they decided at their April 2 meeting to table that decision until the town’s financial picture is a little clearer.

“They...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:55am

Volunteers help students … once again

Efforts of community volunteers are felt daily within local schools. Some coach Indian River School District sports teams. Others serve as mentors for students of all ages in every district school. A few provide monetary support and tools...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

New council brings optimism to Frankford

Two new members of Frankford’s Town Council were sworn in at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 5. Cheryl Workman and Vincent Leon-Check filed uncontested for the council positions previously held by Town Council President Robert...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford program helps students

Helping a Frankford Elementary student complete a reading assignment on Monday morning, Joanne Busalacchi wore a sweatshirt that read: “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.”

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Fifth-year...

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford principal receives special invite

About 9 p.m. on Monday night, Frankford Elementary Principal Duncan Smith was sitting innocently with his wife in his home when the phone rang. To say the least, it was an unexpected call.

Smith had been invited to attend President George...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Frankford school again rewarded for success

Frankford Elementary School has done it again. Adding to its long list of awards and honors, school officials learned earlier this month that, for the second year in a row after winning the national distinction, that the school has been named a...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford Elementary to be featured on TV

More than three-quarters of Frankford Elementary school’s student population is on the school’s free or reduced-price lunch program — a measure of their poverty level. Almost 40 percent of the population is Hispanic, many of whom first enroll in...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford still waiting on water project

There was little to say about the updates on Frankford’s ongoing water plant project at Monday night’s council meeting. “It’s about getting the engineer and contractor on the site together,” said Town Council President Robert Daisey. “It doesn’t...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Sussex holding grant hearings

Selbyville officials recently sent a list of roughly 15 homes to the Delaware State Housing Authority. On the list are regular violators of town code who, according to Selbyville Town Manager Gary Taylor, have resisted requests from town...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford sex offender arrested by state police

Delaware State Police arrested a 43-year-old Frankford woman last week as a part of an operation to find 14 sex offenders statewide who failed to verify their addresses for a state audit.

Cheryl Jarmon, a Tier II (moderate risk) sex...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford citizens take aim at drug problem

Frankford citizens gathered at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Center on Thursday night, Oct. 12, to discuss what can be done to stamp out the drug problem in the town.

“Drugs have been a continuous problem and issue in this community,” said...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford's Timmons heading for Japan

Growing up as the daughter of an Army colonel, Karen Timmons saw her share of the world. She learned the Spanish language in her adolescence living in Argentina and Ecuador. She saw the beautiful landscapes of Germany when her father was...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford improvement effort hits legal snag

In an attempt to locate and improve uninhabitable dwellings in Frankford, town council members have found themselves stalled.

Assistant Town Solicitor Rob Robertson stated to council on Monday, Oct. 2, in a letter signed by Town Solicitor...

Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford Elementary garners award

After again receiving the state’s highest accountability rating following another year of impressive test scores, Frankford Elementary School officials received more good news Tuesday. The Indian River school will receive a $10,000 grant, as well...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford council looks into police, car

Members of the Frankford Town Council agreed at their monthly meeting on Aug. 7 to continue to look into both hiring a police officer and purchasing a used Crown Victoria police vehicle for that officer to use.

Police Commissioner Greg...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Indian River students rates among the state's best

Improvements and accomplishments in the reading and math portions of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) highlighted Indian River School District’s 2006 scores, which were released July 20. Despite the fact that more than 40 percent of...

Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 8:00pm

Funding the issue for all day kindergarten

Local school boards will have the final vote to confirm if school districts want to implement a full-day kindergarten program, according to a bill passed in the General Assembly and sent to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner last week.

Originally,...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Three killed, five injured in accident

Three people were killed and five were injured on June 8 in a two-pickup truck crash near Frankford that occurred at about 6:35 p.m. Frankford resident Freiner Rosales, 21, who was driving the Dodge pickup involved in the accident and two of his...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Frankford council looks to improve town services

The Frankford Town Council took the initial steps towards having better-quality water this summer and to lower electric costs for small business at a June 8 meeting.

The council is looking into purchasing a hydrant diffuser to blow off...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Police hook Frankford-area prostitution ring

Delaware State Police officers arrested two women on Sunday, March 19, at 214 Twin Cedars Apartments near Frankford, in relation to a regional prostitution ring.

Elizabeth G. Cabrera, 25, of Puebla, Mexico and Silvia L. Martinez, 27, of...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Donated equipment helps Frankford students

Mario Lagunes is like any other kindergartener at Frankford Elementary. He arrives to school each morning ready and willing to learn. He takes part in all of his class’ exercises, learning how to pronounce letters and words correctly and he is...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford water plant set for June startup

Imagine this: fresh clean water pumped out by a brand spanking new water plant and channeled directly to your faucet.

That Brita filter could become obsolete and the Culligan man will surely get fewer calls, because the Frankford Town...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Federal officials visit Frankford elementary

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Ray Simon stopped in little ol’ Frankford, Del., on Jan. 10, including local students in celebrations of the past four years’ progress under No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
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Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Deadline nears for Frankford council seats

The deadline for new voter registration in the town of Frankford is approaching — new residents, or residents who’ve come of age this year, will have to stop by town hall by the close of business on Friday, Jan. 13.

Council Members Pam...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford deadline nears

The deadline for new voter registration in the town of Frankford is approaching — new residents, or residents who’ve come of age this year, will have to stop by town hall by the close of business, Friday, Jan. 13, in order to vote this year....

Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 7:00pm

Frankford to apply for improvement grants

Frankford Town Council took the bull by the horns Dec. 5 when they unanimously decided to apply for community development block grants (CDBG) in an attempt to revamp their community. The grants are earmarked for refurbishments and renovations to...

Thursday, December 8, 2005 - 7:00pm

Frankford considers third land planner

Frankford Town Council may be narrowing in on a partnership with a land-use planner, following the town’s third visit from such a professional. In recent months, Kyle Gulbronson (URS) and Chris Jakubiak (Jakubiak & Associates) have stopped by...

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Local firefighters provide free smoke detectors

“Wake Up Delaware” coordinator Tom Mitten wants a working smoke detector in every single household in the state. If giving away free smoke detectors and replacement batteries is what it takes, so be it.

Every volunteer fire company in the...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford creeps toward water fix

Yet again, the main topic of discussion around Frankford remained the problems with central water, at the Oct. 3 town council meeting.

Crystal Holland, a regular at council meetings but a rare speaker, broke silence. “We keep hearing about...

Thursday, October 6, 2005 - 8:00pm

'Blueberry wars' spark over signage

The berries are sweet, but the competition for customers has apparently turned sourer than all the lemons in a large meringue pie.

Frankford is the site of one battle in the county’s “blueberry wars,” with the competition between two...

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford steps closer to clean-up of town

Frankford Town Council voted unanimously to move forward on a short list of uninhabited, dilapidated houses on Mill Street, at the Sept. 12 council meeting. This is step two, as Council Vice-President T. Maynard Esender pointed out. An ad hoc...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Smith looking to keep Frankford rolling

Duncan Smith will be taking over for retiring Principal Sharon Brittingham at Frankford Elementary School this year, and he recognized his predecessors for their efforts.
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Duncan Smith is the new principal at...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford looks at crime

Frankford, Del. — a small rural town, population less than 750, no taverns, plenty of churches, a feed mill and a brand new high school. And, as any real estate agent will tell you, it’s minutes from the beach.

But every rose has a thorn...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford water woes continue: "terrible"

Frankford Town Council reported less than stellar service from the town’s venerable water plant and pressure from a private utility at the Aug. 1 council meeting.

When Council President Robert Daisey asked Council Member Jesse Truitt for...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford adopts 2006 budget

Frankford Town Council President Robert Daisey presented a $366,300 operating budget for the coming year showing considerable line item adjustments, and a nearly 10 percent bottom line increase in expenditures since fiscal 2005, at a budget...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford revisits dilapidated houses

Frankford Town Council members revisited the issue of dilapidated houses at the July 11 council meeting, as Fire Hazard Inspection Committee Member Elma Gray reported the preliminary list of problem buildings had been compiled.

She stopped...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford council continues budget work

Members of the Frankford Town Council decided to increase the budget for a town park and building maintenance significantly at their annual budget hearing Monday, June 27, while also re-allocating more than $31,000 in surplus from the previous...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford Town Council talks interconnection

Frankford Town Council moved one step closer to a cooperative agreement with the town of Dagsboro at the June 6 council meeting, following a discussion on emergency water interconnection.

Dagsboro’s central water system is now online, with...

Thursday, June 9, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford calls for water surveys

Frankford is in the midst of a Comprehensive Land Use Plan update, and has sent out surveys with 245 water bills, seeking some input from town residents.

It’s been a couple months now, but as Town Manager Terry Truitt reported at the May 2...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

31st Annual Health and Awareness fair

The Roxana CHEER Senior Center is hosting its 31st Older Americans’ Health and Awareness Fair on May 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair will be held at the senior center in the Edward Pyle State Service Building located on Route 20 in Frankford...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Postal workers welcome IR class prez

Indian River High School’s senior class president Deniz Nhan took the helm at the Frankford Post Office on April 21 (for the day).
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Postmasters Deniz Nhan and Tammy Cohee performing the swearing-in ceremony...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford considers four-duplex project

Frankford resident Dean Esham addressed the town’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission last week (April 7 P&Z meeting), asking for a change of zone to accommodate four duplexes at 65 Reed Street.

However, Esham’s application...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford hears requests from Church

Nearly 20 members of Frankford’s Antioch African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church attended the April 4 town council meeting.
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The crowd gears up for the CBS meeting at the South Coastal Library on Tuesday,...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Frankford looks at directed growth

The town of Frankford has plans for expansion. Toward that end, Council Members and former-President Ron Atherton have begun working on revisions to the town’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).

According to Vice-President Thomas “Maynard...

Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Frankford addresses dilapidated structures

Frankford Town Council took a first formal step toward cleaning up various tumbledown, potentially dangerous houses at the March 7 council meeting.
Resident Elma Gray had approached council at the Feb. 7 meeting, asking for action on the...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Daisey welcomed back as Frankford mayor

Frankford Town Council returned Robert Daisey to President and welcomed Maynard Esender as the new Vice President at the Feb. 7 council meeting.

Pam Davis presided over the swearings-in. Council made Davis Secretary/Treasurer for another...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm