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

Town Council 2013-2014:

  • Jesse Truitt, President
  • Pamela Davis, Vice-President
  • Cheryl Workman, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Joann Bacon
  • Charles Shelton

Town Administrator:

  • Terry Truitt

Emergency:

  • 911

Dagsboro man killed while fleeing from police

Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General Hospital.Submitted to Coastal Point • Delaware State Police: Emergency personnel responded to the scene of an accident on Route 113 in Frankford on Monday, July 14. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Campbell, was pronounced dead later at Atlantic General Hospital.A 26-year-old Dagsboro man was killed in a crash on Monday south of Frankford, during a police pursuit that sought him as a suspect in a home-invasion robbery earlier that morning in Dagsboro.

Delaware State Police said that both Dagsboro and Frankford officers were actively pursuing a stolen Ford Explorer that was being driven at a high speed southbound on Route 113 by Charles A. Campbell, 26, of Dagsboro around 10 a.m. on July 14.

They said Campbell lost control of the vehicle south of Frankford, near Cat Mans Road, causing it to drive over the concrete island and through the grass median before entering northbound lanes of Route 113. The 42-year-old Harrington man driving a Mack 10-wheel cargo/box truck northbound in the left lane of Route 113 attempted to slow down but was unable to avoid the SUV, police said. The two vehicles met in a nearly head-on collision in the left lane, according to the DSP.

After the impact, police said, the Explorer rotated counterclockwise and overturned multiple times, landing on its roof in the grass median. Campbell, who was not properly restrained, according to police, was ejected from the vehicle and landed in the grass median. They said the truck rotated counterclockwise and slid sideways, coming to rest across both northbound travel lanes.

Truitt to leave Frankford Town Council after 24 years

Last Monday’s regularly scheduled Frankford Town Council meeting was all but regular, with an appearance by Town Solicitor Dennis Schrader and Council President Jesse Truitt announcing he would be stepping down from council.

Volunteers needed for Inland Bays Cleanup

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section and the Division of Parks & Recreation are seeking volunteers and boats for the 10th annual Inland Bays Cleanup. The Cleanup will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, and end about 1 p.m.

Keep safety in mind when traveling by car, bike or foot

With the summer season in full swing, it is important to take the time to be extra cautious when traveling on area roads, for the safety of motorists, pedestrians and cyclists alike.

After a number of crashes in the area last year involving cyclists and pedestrians, at least one such accident has already been added to the tally for 2014.

Church offering free day-camp in July

Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is offering a free day-camp to area youth for two weeks in July. The camp is a partnership with Mar-Lu-Ridge, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in a camp facility in Western Maryland.

Fireworks and festivities galore on tap for Fourth of July

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day on the Delaware shore with a real bang may have trouble picking where to go to celebrate.

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at the beginning of the meeting.

Frankford residents urge Town to pursue other options

At the last Frankford Town Council meeting, residents gathered to voice their disapproval for the proposed town pension plan — many of them attempting to do so within the three-minute window allotted for each resident to speak to the council at the beginning of the meeting.

Coastal Point launches new app: Explore Coastal Delaware

Digital may be the wave of the future for newspapers, but providing useful information through smartphones and tablets is something the Coastal Point is doing today. We launched our first-ever app this week — Explore Coastal Delaware — with an eye toward informing both visitors and longtime residents about the best the Delaware shore has to offer.

Church offering free day-camp in July

Community Lutheran Church in Frankford is offering a free day-camp to area youth for two weeks in July. The camp is a partnership with Mar-Lu-Ridge, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, in a camp facility in Western Maryland.

Town clerk explains process behind controversial Frankford charter amendment

During the June 2 meeting of the Frankford Town Council citizens expressed concerns about the legal nature of a pending town charter amendment designed to allow for a pension plan for town employees.

Summer reading programs offered at Frankford Library

Children and teens are being invited to make new discoveries, enjoy free programs and participate in reading challenges this summer at the expanded Frankford library.

Frankford residents dispute legalities of charter amendment

Tension continues to build between Frankford residents and the Frankford Town Council as the process of amending the town charter progresses — and this week’s heated town council meeting demonstrated that, when residents gathered to demand answers.

Strickler to challenge Phillips for county seat

Frankford resident Orvin Strickler has filed as a candidate for District 5 in the upcoming Sussex County Council election.

“I’m disappointed in our economy. Our debt is huge, and it’s on the local level, too. I think I could be effective.”

Frankford Town Council sees continuing opposition on pension plan

Frankford resident Greg Welch and the Frankford Town Council have never quite seen eye to eye, so it’s not entirely surprising that Welch, as well as some other residents, are unhappy with the Town’s proposed pension plan for its employees.

Food and music lead the way at Frankford’s Cinco de Mayo

Frankford’s town park has a busy week ahead. After getting new playground equipment, the park will host the Frankford Public Library’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The free celebration will be held Sunday, May 4, from 1 to 5 p.m., and feature music, piñata, booths, vendors, a police helicopter and a K-9 demonstration.

Frankford’s newest fire engine to be first on the scene

Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. Coastal Point • Laura Walter: Members of the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company take personal ownership of their new tanker truck by ceremonially pushing it into the station. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company recently welcomed the newest member of their team: Engine Tanker 76-2, which will be the company’s first responder to fire scenes.

In early 2007, FVFC officials recognized the need for a new apparatus, and they established a committee in 2012. The truck came home from Wisconsin in mid-January and officially enters service on May 1. Basically, this truck fulfills the company’s need for water.

“It’s the first piece to show up on the fire scene. You got three guys in back who don’t know when the next guys are coming,” but they have hoses and 3,000 gallons of water until backup arrives, said Bill Ireland, chief engineer.

“We’re limited in the manpower that we have, and it’s a lot of water to get us started,” said Tommy Bacon, deputy fire chief.

Heroin: Part two of a three-part series

“My son is addicted to heroin,” said Heather LaRoue (whose name has been changed to protect her identity), an addiction specialist at a Sussex County outpatient counseling facility.

Health seminar to focus on chronic disease education

For those who are struggling with chronic illness, or know someone who is, naturopath Brian D. Jones and his wife, Ellen F. Cook, hope to help.

“We’ve had a good turnout each time,” said Jones of previous seminars. “Our focus is on immune stimulation and nontoxic approaches to human health and nutrition.”

Frankford council laments high election costs

According to Frankford Town Council President Jesse Truitt, this year’s recent town council election was unusually costly for the Town, resulting from having to pay various attorney fees in response to resident and would-be candidate Greg Welch’s ongoing debate about his voting status.

Food bank asks community for helping hand

This weekend, the Bethany Beach Christian Church & Conference Center will host a Fil-a-Truck event for Vethel Tabernacle Church’s Helping Hands Food Bank. The event, on Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help collect food goods for the food bank.

Frankford council back to business after election

The Frankford Town Council got back to business on Monday following last weekend’s election, with a quick and to-the-point meeting.