Frankford

Bunting looks back at 28-year career

Whether one is driving over the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, attending Delaware Tech, visiting the Veterans Home in Milford or kayaking the Assawoman Canal, it is hard not to feel the impact of state Sen. George H. Bunting and his 28 years in public office. Bunting’s tenure will come to an end this November, though, as he is not seeking re-election. And while these accomplishments are just the tip of the iceberg of his time in office, Bunting is particularly proud of them and the collaboration that turned them into reality.

Appeal dismissed in election controversy, despite concerns

State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove this week dismissed an appeal by Frankford resident and 2012 town council candidate Gregory S. Welch in which he argued that Frankford officials had not acted property in refusing to delay the Feb. 4 council election “to allow proper voter and candidate registration.”

Frankford looks at changes to address election issues

To address procedural questions raised during the 2012 town council elections in Frankford, the town council is now considering possible changes to the town charter. The proposed changes would amend Chapter 401, Volume 62, Section 5, regarding the manner of holding elections and making nominations, to rely more heavily on state election code.

Valor awards highlight selfless acts of heroism

Each and every day, members of local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS services put their own lives on the line to ensure welfare of members of the community. Oftentimes their deeds go unnoticed except by those who experience their courageous and selfless acts firsthand. But once a year, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize the outstanding individuals from local departments and companies who make local residents’ and visitors’ lives safer.

Frankford incumbents retain seats as controversy continues

Frankford’s town council election for 2012 was held as scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 4, despite a late effort from four of seven candidates to postpone it. Results from last Saturday’s voting – still unofficial as of Coastal Point press time – meant that incumbents Ron Atherton, Charles Shelton and Jesse Truitt will keep their seats in Frankford for two more years.

Frankford VFC holding events to raise funds for fire truck

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company will hold its Third Annual Bull and Oyster Roast. The event will raise money to help the fire department purchase a new truck.

BREAKING NEWS--Incumbents keep seats in Frankford

Incumbents Ron Atherton, Charles Shelton, and Jesse Truitt will keep their seats in Frankford. Atherton received 52 votes, Shelton received 58 and Truitt received 61. Remaining candidates Edward "Skip" Ash received 11 votes, Gregory Johnson received 15, Jerry Smith received 20 and Gregory Welch received 20 votes.

Welch certified to run for Frankford council

Frankford has seven candidates running for town council, after all.

Frankford candidates have their say before election

Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Frankford Town Council during the town’s election on Saturday, Feb. 4. Voting will take place at Frankford Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m., and the winners will serve two-year terms on the council.

BREAKING NEWS--Special meeting in Frankford

The Frankford Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, to hear complaints filed with the Board concerning pre-election day action or activity. This meeting will be held in the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company meeting room located on Main Street in Frankford, DE.

Mission Accomplished

After years of construction, delay and turbulent waters, the Indian River Inlet Bridge opened to traffic last Friday, with Gov. Jack Markell taking the maiden ride across its span.

Frankford council discusses CDBG program

The Frankford Town Council heard this week from Brad Whaley about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Sussex County’s Community Development and Housing Department applies for funding from the program on behalf of local municipalities that request assistance from the County, and the funding then can be used for housing rehabilitation for low-income home owners within the town.

BREAKING NEWS: Route 54 paving work pushed forward to this weekend

In an effort to move the Route 54 Improvement Project toward completion, the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced Thursday, Jan. 5, that contractor Mumford & Miller, will be doing paving operations this weekend.  Unseasonably warm weather will allow a portion of the project to be paved now instead of in the spring, officials said. 
 

Arrests made in string of robberies

Delaware State Police and officers from the Ocean View Police Department this week arrested two Ocean View-area residents in connection with a string of armed robberies at businesses throughout the area.

Frankford library gets $200k in grants for expansion

The staff at the Frankford Public Library is two steps closer to making their dream of enlarging their space a reality. Library Director Liz Hamilton said this week that they received notice that they would be receiving a Longwood Foundation grant in the amount of $150,000 and a Crystal Trust grant in the amount of $50,000.

BREAKING NEWS: Local liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Delaware State Police troopers are investigating the armed robbery of Holts Liquors located on Route 26 on Friday evening.
 

Local farmers offer local trees

Before you venture into your attic to dust off your artificial tree for this holiday season, you may want to consider visiting one of Delaware’s many Christmas tree farms so you can enjoy a beautiful live tree instead.

Frankford council making a banking change

Frankford town council decided this week to move all of their accounts to Bank of Delmarva.

IR school district dedicates G.W. Carver Educational Center

Indian River School District (IRSD) celebrated the end of a nearly $145-million project, which began in May 2000 when voters approved the first of several referendums to renovate the district.

Local man arrested in string of burglaries

Selbyville police arrested Jeffrey Paddock, 49, of Ocean View on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for his alleged involvement in a string of local burglaries.

Frankford ready to kick-off decorating contest

For Frankford resident Toni Presley and her family, decorating her house and door is really “just for fun.”

Carver Academy makes history with turkeys and ballots

Some students in Frankford had something in common with Egyptians this week: both recently held their first elections at the end of November. While G.W. Carver Academy’s elections did not stem from political revolution, a new student council lets students step into positions of responsibility within the school.

Officials getting involved in Frankford railroad crossing battle

**Update: Repairs have been made to the Daisy Avenue railroad crossing.

State Sen. George Bunting recently wrote to Delaware’s Congressional delegation about the state of the railroad crossings in Frankford. Town Clerk Terry Truitt said the tracks have been “deteriorating for some time,” and it has been a subject brought up at many meetings in town.

Frankford continues to work to improve water plant

The Frankford Town Council voted this week to make several improvements concerning water. They approved spending $4,800 to convert two air-control valves to electric and to remove the air-compressor dryer at the water plant.

First public groups tour completed inlet bridge

Dressed in hardhats, gloves and reflective vests, a group of 20 civilians crossed the new Indian River Inlet Bridge, from end to end, for the first time. They grinned as a DelDOT tour guide led them across the newly completed 10-foot closure pour, which connected the two halves of the new bridge. Motorists had become accustomed to seeing the incomplete north and south sections move closer together until Oct. 18, when the closure pour was completed.

ALERT: Nationwide Emergency Alert System test set for 2 p.m. -- THIS IS ONLY A TEST

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Delaware will join all other states in conducting the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. At 2 p.m., radio, television and cable stations will broadcast the familiar alert warning sound. Following the alert sound, the recorded message on broadcast media will state, “This is a test.” The audio message will be the same for both radio and television.

Man hospitalized after shooting himself

Man hospitalized after shooting himself

The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an accidental shooting in which a Frankford, DE man was injured that occurred Monday, Oct. 31.

Frankford library supporters raising funds for expansion

Supporters and staff at the Frankford Public Library are still chugging along in their efforts to raise money for a planned building expansion. Library Director Liz Hamilton said they recently met with the State of Delaware’s library department in early September.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 to close near Indian River bridge, in both directions, 7 p.m. Wednesday to noon Thursday

Delaware’s Department of Transportation has announced that beginning this evening, Wednesday, Nov. 2, there will be a shift in traffic patterns on Route 1 just north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. The shift will be implemented to ensure continued road safety due to dune erosion adjacent to the northbound lanes, they said.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 1 near Inlet to close at 9 p.m.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 1, near the Indian River Inlet will close at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, due to high storm tides, report  officials from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

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