Clayton receives national recognition

FRANKFORD – It’s a repeat feat as Indian River School District’s John M. Clayton Elementary School is again in distinguished company.The school recently announced it has received recognition as a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. John M. Clayton was one of […]

Two arsons investigated in Frankford

FRANKFORD — Two arson investigations are ongoing after fires at unoccupied dwellings in separate locations, State Fire Marshal Chief Deputy John Galaska said Monday. Authorities said the first incident was reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 34000 block of Evans Road. The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene and found heavy […]

Roadwork in Sussex

Railroad work to close portion of Lazy Lagoon Road FRANKFORD — Lazy Lagoon Road in Frankford, between U.S. 113 and Pepper Road, will be closed starting at 5 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, and lasting until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, pending weather, while the Maryland and Delaware Railroad replaces, resurfaces and performs general […]

John M. Clayton Elementary repeats as national recognition recipient

FRANKFORD – It’s a repeat feat as Indian River School District’s John M. Clayton Elementary School is again in distinguished company. The school on Monday announced it has received recognition as a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. John M. Clayton was […]

Hovering helicopter helps save blueberry, peach crop

FRANKFORD – Mother Nature’s cloudy blessing of warmth and man-made intervention from above teamed to save a longtime Delaware orchard’s peach and blueberry crop from a potential frosty, fatal fate. A helicopter piloted by Jeff Chorman of Greenwood-based Chorman Aviation hovered over upward 60 acres of peaches and blueberries around the break of dawn Friday […]

With Frankford approval, Artesian readies to provide water to town

FRANKFORD — With acquisition of the town of Frankford water system finalized, Artesian Water Company aims to provide high-quality service to the small town — and others in southern Sussex County. Artesian, which recently announced its April 2 acquisition of the town’s water system, pledges to provide Frankford improved water quality, access to a 24/7 […]

Best Bets: Celebrating Easter at a safe distance

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the regulations of social distancing will be felt especially hard this weekend as Easter Sunday activities will be affected with the cancellation of nonreligious events such as Easter Egg hunts and trips to see the Easter Bunny. But there are a couple of places where you can take the kids […]

Outreach a priority in new Frankford police chief’s blotter

FRANKFORD — Technically, Laurence Corrigan is a one-person police force. He doesn’t view it that way. He considers the Frankford town council, staff and community at large as unofficial deputies. “I’ve got great folks behind — and in front of me,” said the Frankford police chief during his monthly update/presentation at the Feb. 3 town […]

Frankford council mulling Artesian’s purchase proposal

FRANKFORD — In Frankford, it’s not the $64,000 Question. It’s more like $3.6 million. Frankford town leaders are mulling Artesian Water Company’s offer to purchase the town’s water plant and water system in need of upgrade, a proposal which would provide upgrades in Artesian’s regional water supply initiative. “We have a lot of thinking and […]

Police investigate armed robbery in Frankford

FRANKFORD — The Delaware State Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Sunday evening in Frankford. Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred at approximately 8:27 p.m., when troopers were dispatched to a property in the 30000 block of Omar Road for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival, […]