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, […]