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

Web site

Town Council:

  • Joanne Bacon, President
  • Pamela Davis, Vice-President
  • Skip Ash
  • Greg Welch
  • Marty Presley

Town Administrator:

  • Cheryl Lynch

Police Chief:

  • Michael Warchol

Emergency:

  • 911

Bennetts add blueberries to offerings at family farm

This summer is the first time that Bennett Orchards is able to share their new blueberry crop with the public.

Frankford council policy on citizens speech tested

Frankford’s June town council meeting was brief this week, ending in just a half-hour. The June 3 meeting started off on shaky footing, with resident Greg Welch wanting to speak during the citizen’s privilege section about water rates, which wasn’t posted as an agenda item. Per the council’s newly adopted policy, citizens of Frankford are only supposed to speak about posted agenda items during citizen’s privilege.

Job search workshop offered in Frankford

Modern technology has changed the way people search for jobs. But people can have their job hunting questions answered Monday, June 10, at Indian River School District’s Parent Center, when the Goodwill Job Resource Center will host a free walk-in workshop on the online job application process at the Parent Center in Frankford.

Firefighters aim to raise money for local family

On Friday, May 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. a pig pickin’, steamed shrimp and cold beer fundraiser will be held to benefit local firefighters Matt and Kristen Gajdos, whose twins were born in February, 14 weeks premature.

Beaches to be restored with federal funding

Exactly six months after Hurricane Sandy scrubbed the East Coast, replacing basements and roadways with floodwater and debris, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is poised to rebuild Delaware’s Atlantic shoreline.

Frankford farmer named Outstanding Poultry Producer

Every year is a gamble for farmers, as lifelong farmer Chad Mitchell can attest.

IRHSAA to hold first annual Beef & Brew

On Saturday, April 13, the Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) will hold its first Annual Beef & Brew to help the organization raise funds for ongoing projects.

Frankford water high in TTHM levels

The Town of Frankford recently received a notice from the Delaware Division of Public Health’s Office of Drinking Water that it was in violation of standards for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in its water system. Trihalomethanes are a byproduct of water disinfection with chlorine, but excess exposure over long periods can pose health risks.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter storm expected to impact area Wednesday and Thursday

Officials with the National Weather Service are now predicting that a winter storm will impact the area between Wednesday and Thursday, March 6 and 7. According to the NWS on Tuesday:

Local first-responders honored at annual Valor Awards

They perform CPR. They investigate rape cases. They use kayaks to check on residents during hurricanes and floods. They also write grants and keep up with administrative needs, cover shifts, and go above and beyond their call of duty.

Frankford properties seeking water service could be annexed

Frankford officials this week again discussed the possibility of providing town water service to the residents on Delaware Avenue and to Trinity Holiness Church. The issue has been under discussion since last fall, when Delaware Avenue residents asked about the possibility of getting a water line run to their street.

WEATHER ALERT: High wind warning issued for tonight, gusts up to 55 mph predicted

A high wind warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for 7 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4 a.m. Thursday. Winds are predicted to be from the south at 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The strongest winds are expected between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, just ahead of a cold front crossing Delaware and southern New Jersey.

BREAKING NEWS: Referendum public meeting postponed until Monday

The Indian River School District's public referendum meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 24 has been postponed due to inclemenent weather. It has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at East Millsboro Elementary School.

District officials will give a presentation outlining the various referendum initiatives and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Beebe gets another Distinguished Hospital Award for excellence

For the fourth year in a row, Beebe Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Beebe is the only hospital on Delmarva to receive the award four years running, and the distinction puts them in the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.

Arrests made in local home-invasion incident

Last week, four local men were arrested and charged after allegedly participating in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford.

WEATHER ALERT: Winter Storm Watch issued, up to 6 inches of snow predicted Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night, Jan. 17, projecting snow accumulations of between 2 and 6 inches.

BREAKING NEWS: Four men arrested for Plantation Park home-invasion

Delaware State Police detectives have arrested four suspects in a home-invasion robbery that occurred in Plantation Park near Frankford on Thursday evening.

Carper, Markell praise local hosting of dual World Series

Starting in August, Delaware will be home to not one, but two World Series. That’s a big deal for a little state, said Gov. Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) in a Jan. 7 press conference at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana.

Delays in water billing have Frankford residents asking questions

Water was a primary topic at Frankford’s town council meeting this week — specifically, the issue of water bills.

Frankford residents urged to apply for housing improvements

The Frankford Town Council heard from Sussex County’s Mike Jones this week, when Jones came to speak about eligibility criteria for the Sussex County Community Development and Housing (HPG-CDBG) program. Jones encouraged Frankford residents to apply to the program so that the town will be more likely to see the benefits it can provide.

Little Vegas poker lounge aims to raise funds for area charities

Jan. 5 event will benefit Frankford library

Darrell Hughes has been in the poker industry for nearly a decade, working as a tournament director and now owner of Little Vegas Sports Lounge.

BREAKING NEWS: Big League Softball World Series relocating to Roxana

Senior League, Big League Softball World Series to be played simultaneously

The Executive Committee of the Little League International Board of Directors this week approved relocating the Big League Softball World Series tournament to Sussex County.

Fear not--traditional holiday lights will go on in Frankford

After some concern over whether the Christmas lighting in Frankford would be up on the electrical poles in time for this holiday season, town officials have confirmed they will. The lights are scheduled to be turned on Thanksgiving night, as they are each year.

Thanksgiving weekend offers peek in to local artists’ studios

From South Bethany to Bethany, Ocean View to Dagsboro, little Southeastern Sussex is full of artists willing and able to open up their working studios and galleries to people who are interested in seeing them in action, creating their masterpieces. This weekend, as they have for the past 18 years, artists will welcome guests to start the holiday season right after Thanksgiving.