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

BREAKING NEWS: Mandatory evacuation ordered on Delaware coast

Evacuations must be completed by 8 p.m. Sunday

Gov. Jack Markell announced at 5 p.m. on Saturday that Delaware was entering a limited state of emergency to facilitate an evacuation over a 24-hour period. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, communities within .75 miles of the coast in Sussex and Kent counties, as well as flood areas in western Sussex County, should evacuate their homes.

WEATHER ALERT: Heavy rain, wind and seas expected ahead Sandy’s arrival

A coastal flood watch has been issued for Sussex County, including the beach areas, running through at least Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the evolution of Hurricane Sandy into a powerful storm currently predicted to cross the New Jersey coast Monday evening will mean at least two tide cycles of potentially moderate to major flooding.

BREAKING NEWS: Emergency officials preparing for storm potentially as strong as Storm of ’62

The Delaware state climatologist and DEMA held a “bridge call” with municipal officials on Friday evening, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Officials said that the latest storm track had Sandy making landfall on the Delaware coastline around Cape Henlopen, likely sometime early Tuesday morning.

EOC: Hurricane Sandy poses significant threat to Delaware

Days of hurricane force winds, storm tides as high as 10 feet and up predicted

As of Friday evening, Hurricane Sandy was on track to directly hit Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic in the days ahead, based on forecasts, threatening to lash the region with up to two days’ worth of hurricane-force winds, a 10-foot-high combined surge and tide, and torrential rains that could measure as much as a foot deep in some places.

BREAKING NEWS: Governor urges residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

State workers begin their own preparations

Take Saturday to prepare, advised Gov. Jack Markell, in light of expected high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Sandy from Sunday through the early part of next week.

“It is forecasted to be a long-lasting event,” he said on Friday, noting that rain, wind and flooding likely. “The duration is what we are most concerned about.”

BREAKING NEWS: Events canceled ahead of impending storm (UPDATED)

Local schools closed through Tuesday

UPDATED Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.
Cancellations due to Hurricane Sandy include the following:

Both the Indian River School District and Sussex Technical School District have closed schools and offices on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

All University of Delaware classes are suspended Monday, Oct. 29, and officials were strongly encouraging students to go home.

WEATHER ALERT: Emergency officials urge alert posture as potential hurricane strike looms

State and local emergency officials are urging residents of coastal Delaware to be alert and prepare as Hurricane Sandy tracks up the Atlantic in the coming days and poses a risk of potential severe weather, up to and including possibly making landfall in the immediate area.

Free pumpkin-carving event offered at Roots

Those who are looking for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun prior to Wednesday night may want to visit Roots Landscaping and Garden Center in Selbyville this Saturday to take part in a free pumpkin-carving event.

Hickory Street to be closed for railroad track repairs

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) notified Frankford-area residents that Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the railroad crossing on Hickory Street between Clayton Avenue and Route 113 in Frankford this coming week for repairs to the crossing. The crossing will be closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, and is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, pending weather.

Frankford offering family fall fun on Oct. 27 with festival

Frankford’s annual Fall Festival will be held this year in conjunction with two other events — making Saturday, Oct. 27, a day with something for everyone in the town.

Parsons Farm to hold annual Fall Festival

For the past three years, Parsons Farms has been holding an annual Fall Festival, filled with fall fun for the whole family.

Frankford considers expansion of town's water service

The Frankford Town Council agreed this week to look into the cost of making town water service available to Trinity Holiness Church and several houses on the south side of Delaware Avenue, after residents came to the Town and said their water was undrinkable.

BREAKING NEWS: Beebe checking visitor IDs in wake of threats to doctors

Beebe Medical Center representatives on Monday afternoon notified the public that visitor IDs were being checked after a former patient allegedly threatened two physicians affiliated with the hospital through a telephone message that was left sometime during the weekend and received on Monday morning.

BREAKING NEWS -- Frankford man charged in daytime burglaries of local homes

Delaware State Police Troop 4 Property Unit Detectives charged a Frankford man this week in connection with eight residential daytime burglaries of unoccupied residences in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Selbyville areas in August in which jewelry and firearms were stolen.

Frankford library project will not receive waiver from town

The Frankford Town Council decided this week not to waive building permit fees for the expansion of the Frankford Public Library, citing that similar exceptions had not been made in the past.

Man killed in crash on Pyle Center Road

The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit this week was investigating a crash involving a motorcycle that occurred east of Frankford on Aug. 22 and killed a Georgetown man.

Omar Road improvement project to continue through next week

Roads east of Frankford are getting a facelift for autumn as roadwork continues on Omar Road.

ELDERinfo hosting free financial assistance session

ELDERinfo will host a free information session titled “Financial Assistance for People with Medicare” on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library. Those interested in attending are being asked to sign up at the front desk of the library by Aug. 29.

TOPSoccer registration open for children with disabilities

River Soccer Club is leveling the playing field this fall by hosting the TOPSoccer program, designed for young athletes with disabilities. Now in its eighth year, The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) offers an opportunity to learn and play soccer for any boy or girl, ages 4 to 19, who has special needs, whether physical or cognitive.

Frankford approves more improvements for town park

The second phase of improvements to Frankford’s town park is now in the works, after the Frankford Town Council voted on Monday to amend the original Delaware Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund Grant for the project, for a total amount of $35,000, under a 50/50 matching grant with $17,500 paid by the Town. The council then voted to accept a proposal in the amount of $31,221.20 from Game Time/West Recreation for the second-phase park equipment/enhancements.

Delaware Burn Camp set to be held at Camp Barnes

In two weeks, 14 children from all over Delaware, as well as some from Pennsylvania and Maryland, will be visiting Camp Barnes for the Fourth Annual Delaware Burn Camp.

Three-day camp includes athletes from all over state

By Maria Counts

Staff Reporter

Last week, Special Olympics Delaware athletes from all over the state journeyed to Camp Barnes to participate in a three-day summer camp.

Mariner's Work Camp huge success

Last week, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church hosted the First State Work Camp, in which approximately 500 volunteers from seven different states and 12 churches traveled to Delaware to help do home repairs for locals in need.

Frankford getting positive response to new park amenities

The town park remained a bright spot in Frankford this week as Police Chief William Dudley and others praised the new basketball court that has been installed and the walking path and other improvements that have been made in the past few weeks.