Frankford


Lord Baltimore touched by tragedy

A 6-year-old Frankford girl was killed in a vehicle crash west of Millsboro on Sunday, Sept. 9. The girl, whose name had not yet been released as of Coastal Point press time, was a first-grader at Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

“We are...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 1:24pm

Frankford residents concerned about crime, annexation, budget

Less than two weeks after the Frankford Town Council approved a budget that included a 45 percent increase in town water rates, a room full of residents attended August’s regular council meeting — many with questions about how the Town spends its...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:58pm

Frankford approves significant water fee rate increase

The Frankford Town Council on July 26 unanimously approved the Town’s budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, including a substantial percent increase in the Town’s water fee rate.

The water rate increase was actually approved last year by...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:56pm

Frankford could implement $3.93 water rate increase

The Town of Frankford is set to raise its water rates as it struggles to balance its budget for the new fiscal year.

The town council was set to hold a final special meeting this week to discuss the Town’s budget, on Thursday, July 26, at...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 7:59am

Budget, water plant woes plague Frankford town council

The Frankford Town Council will hold several meetings in the coming weeks to address the Town’s 2019 budget, while also continuing to work toward hiring a new town solicitor.

At its Monday, July 2, meeting, the council set dates for two...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:15pm

Frankford firefighters bringing back their Shrimp & Wing Fest

The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Shrimp & Wing Fest was so successful it its first year, it’s back for seconds.

The fire company will host the event on Saturday, June 16, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the fire hall. Hundreds of pounds of...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:03pm

Frankford council cuts ties with town solicitor

The Frankford Town Council confirmed at its Monday, June 4, meeting that it has terminated the employment of its town solicitor.

Responding to a question from resident Jerry Smith, Council President Joanne Bacon said the council had voted...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:26pm

Frankford library invites creativity with Peeps Diorama Contest

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Anybody can make Peeps dioramas pop with handmade details, such as the yarn-knit web in this ‘The Spider & the Fly’ design by librarian Jessica Bowman.Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that marshmallow...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 9:29am

Library shows appreciation for long-time Frankford couple

Special to the Coastal Point • Submitted: Albert and Barbara Jean Franklin were recently honored with the dedication of the parking lot at the Frankford Public Library in their names.Albert “Ab” Franklin is a life-long Frankford resident — born...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:38am

Frankford officials aim to revive charter committee

The Frankford Town Council announced this week that they are seeking people to serve on a revived Charter Committee.

“It’s important we get the changes made we want,” said Council President Joanne Bacon.

Councilman Greg Welch said...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 8:40am

Frankford decides against police department merger

In the wake of the departure of its police chief — its sole police officer — over the summer, Frankford officials and residents early this week continued to wrestle with how best to maintain an acceptable level of public safety in the town. But...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:36am

Frankford Fall Festival to feature costume contest, games and more

Envision Frankford is planning the town’s annual Fall Festival for Saturday, Oct. 28. The fun-filled day will feature a costume contest, parade, games and more.

The costume contest will start the festivities at 11 a.m., with registration...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:57am

Unified police department proposal in Frankford’s court

Frankford may be facing a referendum in the coming weeks to substantially increase their property taxes, as it looks to team up with the Town of Dagsboro to unify their police departments.

Last week, the Towns of Dagsboro and Frankford...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:54am

Frankford police proposal would more than triple coverage

If Frankford and Dagsboro unify their police departments, Frankford residents could pay more than $200 per year in additional town taxes, beyond what they currently pay, according to figures presented at an informational meeting in the Frankford...

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:38am

BART theater group finds new home, performs Agatha Christie

Coastal Point • Tyler Valliant : BART members, from top left, Bob Ravida, Bill Fuchs, Corinne Condon, Brian Geary, Emily Abbott, Aisha Tharp, Corinne McMahon and E.J. Panico, will perform in ‘The Mousetrap’ at Woodsong Country Inn &?Retreat....

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:10am

Frankford, Dagsboro to meet on possibly joining (police) forces

Last month, Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey presented some information to the Frankford Town Council about what it would take to join the two towns’ police forces.

At the Aug. 7 meeting, Toomey said the Town of Dagsboro currently has...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:17pm

Dagsboro and Frankford discuss possible joint police force

With the Town of Frankford temporarily without police coverage after former police chief Mark Hudson resigned from his post July 27 after serving less than a full year, Frankford officials are looking into other avenues to provide police...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:37am

Hudson resigns as Frankford police chief

The Town of Frankford is asking residents who may need police assistance to call 911, as its police chief, Mark Hudson, resigned from his position on July 27.

“We had a meeting with Mark last Friday, when he confirmed he was resigning,”...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:09am

Area police warn people about driveway paving scam

Asphalt is the latest on the list of new scams. Con artists are travelling door-to-door to promise driveway paving services, but they just don’t deliver.

In Selbyville, “Subjects portrayed themselves as contractors for the municipality and...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:54am

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