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 […]

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 […]