Town of Frankford, Delaware
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Town Council 2011-2012
While Millsboro is the only town that has, to date, held a formal vote on a resolution to support the Route 113 Blue Alternative as-is – the vote passed with only one dissenter, Councilman Greg Hastings – there is plenty of opposition to the plan farther south in the Route 113 corridor and even legislatively – including some from state Sen.
On Wednesday, Nov. 24, each student at the George Washington Carver Academy in Frankford climbed aboard his or her afternoon bus with something a little unusual: a frozen turkey. In the school’s ninth annual Turkey Drive, students of the former Richard Allen School (previously located in Georgetown) brought home some holiday cheer with free turkeys.
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The U.S. Route 113 North/South Study (according to DelDOT Project Manager Monroe Hite, III, the terms “project” and “study” can be used interchangeably in this case) is an approximately 35-mile-long stretch of highway similar to, but west of, the existing Route 1, that is designed to alleviate congestion and help to deal with growth in Sussex County.
Perhaps best known for his family’s peach business – Bennett Orchards, near Frankford – Hail Bennett, a recent graduate of Clemson University in South Carolina, will be stepping out with a new kind of fruit project in the coming months: blueberries.
During the Frankford Fall Festival this past weekend, the Frankford Postmaster Lyndon Haynes and his eight employees culminated their month-long “Stand Up to Breast Cancer” fundraiser, raising $1,604 for the Wellness Community-Delaware.
To be eligible to vote in the state of Delaware, voters must be United States citizens, residents of Delaware (proof required), 18 or older and mentally competent. The general election is set for Nov. 2. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
When Frankford Postmaster Lindon Haynes heard how his colleague Bonita Oyler had survived breast cancer, he decided to raise money for the cause.
Frankford will hold its fifth Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, starting with a parade at noon.
Local and state police forces this week concluded a four-month investigation into drug sales in the Frankford, Dagsboro and Ocean View areas with the arrest of 18 alleged drug distributors. Police said the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit had conducted covert operations into the sale and distribution of drugs during the investigation, targeting the Frankford area.
On Nov. 2, residents of Delaware’s 41st Representative District will vote to elect the person who will represent them in Legislative Hall for the next two years. Republican-turned-Democrat and incumbent Rep. John Atkins is again being challenged by Republican Greg Hastings.
Frankford residents will soon have a new way to find out information and interact with the town, with the Frankford Town Council’s approval this week of a contract with a Web site developer who will create an official town Web site.
“It’s a great idea, putting us in the 21st century,” Town Administrator Terry Truitt said of the notion of finally having a town Web site.
Sussex County Council this week approved a conditional use for a private helicopter landing site near Frankford, for use of the property’s owner, who said he would use the helicopter to visit local sites.
Delaware State Police on Monday, Sept. 27, were asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect in the robbery of the PNC Bank inside the Giant grocery store in Millville.
In a move that has left neighbors relieved, Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III on Tuesday announced the permanent closure of two Frankford-area properties that he said have been the site of constant drug crime and violence over a period of several years.
Tropical Storm Earl made landfall near Western Head Nova Scotia around 10 a.m. according to officials. Severe tropical storm conditions are affecting a large part of the province. Meanwhile, coastal Delaware is pleasant with sunny skies.
Some area businesspeople got to sit down and pick the brain of U.S. Sen. Tom Carper on Friday, Aug. 21. Mike Nally of Miken Builders, along with some of his staff, and Mike Jahnigan of the Sun Group of Businesses, with some of his staff, each met with the senator to talk shop.
Delaware State Police last week arrested three Bridgeville residents in connection with a series of thefts and attempted thefts of scrap metal from locations in Frankford, Millsboro and Delmar in late June.
Police said the thefts and attempted thefts occurred on June 25, beginning around 9:15 a.m. with the attempted theft of a tractor hitch from a barn on Blueberry Lane in the Frankford area.
Hail Bennett is the sixth generation to farm his family’s land, which has been under the family’s ownership since 1867. Bennett’s father, Jim, planted the first peach trees on 25 acres of the family farm in 1982.
The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives. It’s changed the way we learn, communicate and spend our time, especially for today’s youth. But there are risks out there, hiding behind the anonymity and ambiguity of the Internet. This past week, Delaware Attorney General Joseph R.
After years of concern, confusion, controversy, effort and, finally, construction, Frankford’s new water plant is about to come online. At the Aug. 2 meeting of the town council, Councilman Jesse Truitt said the town was on schedule to turn on the new water plant sometime between Aug. 16 and 20. At that time, the town’s water will start coming from the new plant.
Summertime is in full swing, and many have been heading to the shore for a relaxing getaway and time with family and friends. But the increased number of vacationers inevitably leads to higher volume of traffic on the roadways.
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) this week announced the closure of Shockley Town Road between Frankford School Road and Route 20/Pyle Center Road near Frankford for the replacement of a crossroad pipe. The road was to be closed at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 26, and to reopen on or before 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, pending weather.
Bringing to a close discussions dating back to February, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara recently announced that the agency has finalized a consent agreement with NRG Energy Inc. that will permanently shut down a third coal-fired electrical generating unit at the Indian River Power Plant in Millsboro by the end of 2013.
Whether doing cannonballs off the boat, taking off from the dock on a personal watercraft or swimming in the open bays, it’s nice to know how clean that water really is. And the Center for the Inland Bays’ second Recreational Water Quality Indicator Report can help in navigating the use of some of the local inland bays.
The Town of Frankford held its yearly budget hearing on Monday, June 28. This was the second budget hearing for the proposed budget for the 2011 fiscal year.