Propane fumes escape Frankford train — no leak

Downtown Frankford was briefly stuck behind an emergency perimeter on Tuesday, Aug. 25, due to a potential propane leak on the railroad track that runs through the town.

Just before 11 a.m., the Frankford Fire Company responded to the...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:01am

Frankford still down two council members

Following the resignation of two council members this month, the Town of Frankford was unable to come to a unanimous decision as to who should fill the seats earlier this week.

A special meeting was called by the council following...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:31am

Deacons dig in to serve Lutheran community

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Called to serve, deacons Dave Pittinger, left, and Jim Gelato, right, took a unique leadership role at Community Lutheran Church.

When two men in their 60s got a urge to serve, they showed up with a gusto...

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 10:01am

Melson next to resign from Frankford council

On Tuesday morning, Frankford Town Councilwoman Velicia Melson resigned from the council, after serving the Town for just five months.

“After much consideration, I have decided to remove myself from Town Council, effective immediately,”...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 6:02am

Truitt resigns from council

Town still seeking solicitor

Jesse Truitt resigned from the Frankford Town Council this week, following a discussion regarding hiring a new town solicitor and issues of conflict-of-interest that involved both the hiring of the solicitor and...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:40am

Frankford approves budget, continues tower discussion

The Town of Frankford this week approved its 2016-fiscal-year budget, after some confusion.

Resident Greg Welch asked why the line item “operating transfer” for $29,210 was listed as going out of both the proposed General Fund Budget...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:09am

Frankford discusses refreshed bids for water tower care

The Town of Frankford held a workshop earlier this month to discuss the repair of its 125,000-gallon elevated water tower.

“We have to do something,” said Council President Joanne Bacon at a June 15 workshop. “The main thing is how are we...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:07am

Libraries serving children free meals all summer

This summer, all local children are being invited to eat free meals at the Selbyville and Frankford public libraries, no questions asked.

“It will help to fill the gap with food insecurity throughout the summer,” said Frankford Public...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:50am

Frankford teen wins state’s Youth Fishing Tournament

Warm breezes and sun after a light morning shower greeted 175 young anglers and their families who gathered Saturday, June 6, at three Delaware ponds for DNREC’s 29th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. All fish caught in the tournament were...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 8:22am

FlutterBy House celebrates opening with ribbon-cutting

Coastal Point • Submitted: FlutterBy House held it’s ribbon-cutting event on Friday, May 15. The new store is located at 31854 James Lowe Road.Vine’s Creek Nursery is bringing big changes to its Frankford location. Its new building, the FlutterBy...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 7:23am

Frankford discusses water tower, town hall hours

The Frankford Town Council this week discussed painting its water tower. At their June 1 meeting, the council reviewed two estimates for repainting the water tower, with the estimated cost ranging from $113,000 to $195,000.

“Our main...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 6:19am

In case you missed it, there have been some changes here

Plenty has happened around the community over the off-season. In case you’ve been out of town, or have just been too busy to stay on top of things, here are some of the items that could most affect your summer season.

Bethany Beach parking...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:31pm

Frankford names Warchol as new police chief

Coastal Point • Maria Counts: Frankford’s new police chief, Michael Warchol, started patrolling the town on April 27. Warchol joins the Town after serving as police chief in Ellendale.The Frankford Town Council announced at its meeting this week...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 11:05am

Frankford extends offer to candidate for police chief

The Frankford Town Council voted 4-0 on Monday to extend an offer to an applicant for the Town’s chief of police. The position has been vacant since the end of 2014, when former police chief William Dudley retired.

The council said they...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:12pm

Local brides to get help with weddings

Planning your dream beach wedding? We're here to help.The love of your life has just kneeled on one knee and asked for your hand in marriage… But now what?
Many dream of having a beach wedding, where the vastness of the sea mirrors their...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Frankford discusses policing, searching for new attorney

The Town of Frankford will be looking to hire two part-time police officers, on temporary loan from the Selbyville and Dagsboro departments. Currently, the Town does not have any officers on its own police force.

The Frankford Police...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:49am

Drugs, cash, gun found in local homes

Detectives from the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit, Sussex County Governor’s Task Force, Special Operations Response Team (SORT) and the Georgetown Police Department last week conducted search warrants that led to the arrest of three...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:29am

Frankford elects Bacon and Melson to serve on town council

In the Feb. 7 town council election, the residents of Frankford voted to elect Velicia Melson and re-elect incumbent Joanne Bacon, with 92 votes each.

“I’m very excited,” said Melson of the win. “I’ve been going to town council meetings...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:24am

Residents’ appeals over election practices denied

Following a special meeting of the Frankford Board of Elections related to two complaints, submitted by residents Jerry Smith and Greg Welch, an appeal was held before State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove last week.

In his complaint...

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 5:11am

Frankford voters to select two council members

Frankford voters will head to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall, to select two council members for new two-year terms. Candidates in the 2015 election include incumbents Joanne Bacon and Cheryl Workman and challengers...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:38am

Citizens appeal Frankford election rulings

Two Frankford citizens have appealed to Delaware State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove following two decisions reached by the Town’s Board of Elections after a special meeting was held to address complaints regarding the Town’s upcoming...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:37am

Citizenship question, letter another concern in Frankford election

Frankford resident Liz Carpenter spoke to the Town council at its monthly meeting on Feb. 2 about her concern regarding “profiling and discrimination” after hearing that a number of Town residents who filled out voter registration applications...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 9:35am

Frankford to advertise for new police officers

Following the resignation letter submitted Jan. 26 by Frankford police officer Nate Hudson, the Frankford Town Council announced earlier this week the Town plans to advertise for police officers.

“We didn’t want him to go, but he’s doing...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:09am

Multi-vehicle collision critically injures Frankford man

The Delaware State Police this week were investigating a serious motor vehicle crash that occurred north of Frankford.

According to police, around 5:49 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, as Maria De Lourdez Rios-Ochoas, 39, of Dagsboro was driving...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 6:40am

Frankford election board to hear citizens’ complaints

The Frankford Board of Elections (BOE) will hold a hearing this week to review two citizens’ complaints regarding the Town’s upcoming municipal election.

On Friday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library, a special hearing will...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:19am

Lone Frankford police officer tenders resignation to Town

The Frankford Police Department’s single remaining police officer, Nate Hudson, submitted his letter of resignation to the Town earlier this week.

“He has put his letter of resignation in, yes,” confirmed Councilwoman Cheryl Workman.


Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:13am

Frankford election approaches, residents question process

The Town of Frankford will hold its annual election on Feb. 7, with voters to fill two seats, currently held by Council President Joanne Bacon and Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Workman.

Incumbents Bacon and Workman filed to serve again, as...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:51am

Frankford forms committees for policing and healthcare

Following the December retirement of Frankford Police Chief William Dudley, Councilman Charles Shelton addressed residents regarding concerns that the Town’s police department would be disbanded.

“We are right now looking to get someone to...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:48am

‘Miss Dorothy’ bids farewell to Frankford library

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: ‘Miss Dorothy’ Fisch shares The Berenstain Bears with children one last time before retiring as children’s librarian at Frankford Public Library.After 15 years, a friendly face is retiring from the Frankford Public...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:32pm

Frankford voter registration deadline comes next week

The Town of Frankford will hold its annual election on Feb. 7, with voters to fill two seats, currently held by Council President Joanne Bacon and Secretary/Treasurer Cheryl Workman.

Those who wish to vote must register by Wednesday, Dec....

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:59am

Dudley announces retirement as Frankford police chief

The Town of Frankford’s Police Chief William Dudley, Jr. will be retiring

Earlier this week, Dudley said he officially announced to council that he would be retiring from his position as chief at the end of the year.

“I started...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:11am

Frankford tables pension talks, Murray submits complaint

The Town of Frankford voted unanimously Tuesday night to table taking any action on determining whether or not it would have an employee pension plan.

“I think it should be tabled until we get our healthcare costs,” said council president...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 9:03am

Frankford defers pension vote, moves citizens’ privilege

The Frankford Town Council met earlier this week and agreed to do more homework before voting on whether or not the Town should have an employee pension plan.

The Town has previously heard presentations from resident Marty Presley, who has...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:37pm

Vietnam Mailbag brings old stories to Frankford library

Lynch to share letters from her popular column

Where would a journalist be without her source? During the Vietnam War, American troops sent Nancy E. Lynch nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of photos from overseas, which she published in...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 4:18pm

Frankford library seeking mystery stocking seamstress

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Led by Phyllis Donaway and Susan Molnar (front, left and right), the ladies of Hooks & Needles discovered more than 100 incomplete stockings and then completed them to donate to the Stockings for...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 3:57pm

Frankford’s Chandler House makes its mark in history

Once upon a time, a daring sea captain rolled up his sails and came home, moving into the house that now bears his name. Today, in the small downtown of Frankford, the Captain Ebe Chandler House still stands at 13 Main Street, with a new glossy...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:26am

John M. Clayton beats the odds, wins national award

Just three Delaware schools were named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools, including Frankford’s own John M. Clayton Elementary School. JMC, Lake Forest North Elementary and the Academy of Dover charter school and are among the 337 schools that...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:59am

Girls’ Night Out coming to Frankford with author Megan Hart

Author Megan Hart will headline a night of cocktails and romance literature at the Frankford Public Library on Nov. 1. Women can meet the New York Times-bestselling and Romantic Times award-winning author at Girls’ Night Out that Saturday, from 7...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:32am

Frankford halves citizens’ privilege

The citizens of Frankford will only have one opportunity to speak at council meetings in the future, as this past week the Frankford Town Council voted 3-2 to remove the second “citizens’ privilege” that had previously been in place on council...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:26pm

Parsons Farms giving fall a last hurrah at Oct. 11 festival

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : The fall scene at Parsons Farm Produce. The farm will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a petting zoo, straw maze, toddler maze, Punkin Chunkin machines and more....

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:53pm

Free Frankford Health Fair this weekend aims for wellness

Whether people are looking for a free flu shot or free lunch, the Frankford Health Fair will offer both, and more, when it returns to the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We’ve been doing...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:27pm

Frankford man to be honored for volunteer efforts

Nearly two dozen individuals and groups will be honored with the 2014 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award on Oct. 14 at Dover Downs, including a Frankford man. The people and organizations participate in such diverse activities as educating...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:41am

Frankford discusses pensions, park, resident’s concerns

The Frankford Town Council continued its discussion of potential pension plans earlier this week.

Trena Giddings, a human resource specialist from the State of Delaware’s Office of Pensions gave the council a presentation on the State’s...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:46am

Community ready to warmly welcome Wounded Warrior families

If ever I am lost and find myself in Heaven,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever I am shallow and in need of warm greeting,

Let it spell Bethany

If ever an Angel graces me with a helping hand,

Let it spell Bethany...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:59pm

Full slate of primary elections set for Sept. 9

In an unusually busy primary election day for Delawareans, voters on Sept. 9 will decide which candidates will represent their parties in more than a half-dozen races in November, including candidates for U.S. senator, State Treasurer, Delaware...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:58pm

Frankford council hears about employee pension options

With discussion in recent months of starting a pension program for its employees, the Frankford Town Council recently held a workshop to learn about potential plan options.

Last week, Frankford resident Marty Presley, who has 30 years of...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:06am

Frankford council addresses charter amendment procedure

At an Aug. 4 town council meeting, Frankford resident Jerry Smith voiced his concerns regarding the council vote that took place last year on the introduction of town charter amendments to the Delaware General Assembly.

Town Solicitor...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:04am

Community Lutheran Church makes faith child-friendly

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Campers showed some spirit when coloring this camp quilt at Community Lutheran Church.Dozens of children created the unique patchwork quilt of Community Lutheran Church’s annual summer camp in July. Local kids from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:02am

Community Lutheran Church makes faith child-friendly

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Campers showed some spirit when coloring this camp quilt at Community Lutheran Church.Dozens of children created the unique patchwork quilt of Community Lutheran Church’s annual summer camp in July. Local kids from...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:02am

Explosions indicate only chicken house fire in Frankford

Coastal Point • Laura Walter : Firefighters work on a fire at two chicken houses in Frankford on Saturday, July 26.Three explosions ripped through a sunny Frankford afternoon on Saturday, July 26. Fortunately, the horrific sounds, which came...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:14am