Wi-Fi hot spots available for low-income IRSD families

SELBYVILLE — The Indian River School District has Wi-Fi hot spots available as part of the Connect Delaware program for low-income families who have experienced hardships receiving reliable internet access. Families can arrange for pickup of the devices by contacting their home schools. Eligible families must participate in a low-income program to qualify. Qualifying programs […]

Election deadlines nearing in Frankford

FRANKFORD — The filing deadline for eligible candidates seeking council positions in the town of Frankford’s 2021 election is drawing near. Candidates must file written notice of intention at the new Town Hall, 9 Main St., no later than 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Council seats currently held by Gregory Welch and John Wright are up […]

Frankford woman dies in multi-vehicle collision

FRANKFORD — A 68-year-old Frankford woman died when her vehicle was struck while attempting to cross the intersection of Lazy Lagoon Road and DuPont Boulevard early Monday, authorities said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while four other persons in three involved vehicles were injured, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper […]

Attempted burglary arrests made in Frankford

FRANKFORD — Two Dagsboro males were facing charges after an alleged attempted residential burglary on Stump Road Wednesday night, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. According to the authorities, troopers were called to the scene at approximately 5:45 p.m. Police said William D. Mansfield, 22, and a 17-year-old male had been seen […]

Delmarva fox squirrels translocated to Sussex County

FRANKFORD — The moving trucks — well, cages — arrived at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Frankford on Wednesday and Thursday, delivering a total of 15 Delmarva fox squirrels that were captured in Dorchester County, Maryland, to help give a boost to Delaware’s population of the rare species. Holly Niederriter, an expert wildlife biologist for […]

Frankford seeks historic designation for former Town Hall

FRANKFORD — Town officials are banking on community support and historical information in securing recognition for a Main Street structure that is more than a century old and served as Town Hall for more than six decades. Town Council and community members are seeking designation on the National Register of Historic Places for the 5 […]

Dozens gather in Milford for non-denominational community prayer

MILFORD—Several dozen members of the Milford community gathered in Bicentennial Park on Tuesday night for a non-denominational prayer meeting meant to provide hope and support through turbulent times. “We’re living in a very different time, like I’ve never seen before in my life,” said long-time Milford resident Rev. Jeanel Starling, one of the event’s key […]

Investigation determines arson in Frankford

FRANKFORD — A fire in the 30000 block of Gum Road early Wednesday was deliberately started, according to the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal. Spokesman Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said the blaze was reported shortly before 2 a.m. The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company arrived on the scene with several bales of […]

Welfare check leads to drug counts

FRANKFORD – A welfare check led to the arrest of a 38-year-old Dagsboro man when drugs were located Thursday, Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. Jason Hatchell said. Authorities said troopers were dispatched to an M&T Bank parking lot after a person was reportedly seen slumped at the steering wheel at approximately 8:03 p.m. Police arriving […]

Frankford man arrested in domestic incident

SEAFORD — A 26-year-old Frankford was arrested on multiple charges Friday following investigation into a physical domestic incident two days earlier, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Senior Cpl. Heather Pepper said. Troopers investigated a reported incident in the 27000 block of Holly at approximately 12:37 a.m. and learned that Alfred Wescott had allegedly broken into his […]