Letter to the Editor: Children are not immune from virus

The letter submitted by Spangler Klopp (“Kids need to be in classrooms this fall,” July 20) makes several assertions with which I cannot agree. Mr. Klopp makes the point that because the fatality rate from COVID-19 for young people is low (about .4%) that the pandemic is an elderly people’s issue, and that it is […]

Laurel woman arrested on drug and child endangerment charges after pursuit in Millsboro

On Sunday morning, the Delaware State police arrested 37-year-old Jacklyn Dellandre of Laurel near Millsboro after she led troopers on a pursuit with a juvenile in her car. At about 11:10 a.m. a silver Ford Focus was observed speeding on Laurel Road. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled onto […]

Milford city council narrowly approves daycare next to liquor store

On Monday night, Milford’s city council narrowly approved plans for a daycare on the Milford-Harrington Highway next to Mike’s Liquor Mart in a five-to-three vote. The addition had been recommended by the city’s planning commission the week before with only one dissenting vote, but several council members said they had been in touch with constituents […]

Milford Planning Commission approves daycare next to liquor store

At the Milford Planning Commission’s Tuesday night meeting, the group bid farewell to Sara Pletcher, a member from the second ward who recently moved to Magnolia, and welcomed new member Shelby DiCostanzo of the first ward into its ranks. The committee gave its blessing to three new projects in town, including the construction of a […]

Letter to the Editor: Speech teletherapy benefits children, free resources available

“Learning curve: Parents grapple with realities of remote schooling” (May 31) gave a perfect illustration of what parents of young children have had to deal with the last 11 weeks. Whoever thought that pandemic-linked home schooling via computer would ever happen? Now, it almost seems the norm. Hopefully, this will be the last time in […]

Dover woman helping parents of kids with Down syndrome

DOVER — Gail Hamblin never really thought of herself as an advocate until a friend pointed it out last year. “I never thought of myself that way until someone told me,” she said. But being an advocate had been somewhat of a conscious decision for Mrs. Hamblin, a mother of three from Dover. She recalled […]

Commentary: Children are the future, and they deserve a future

By Peter E. Carter “I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, show them all the beauty they possess inside…” and so begins a song written by Linda Creed and Michael Masser entitled “Greatest Love of All.” What about the children in this time of coronavirus and […]

Parenting during a pandemic

Whether we were ready or not, parents, children, and in some cases, extended family are in hiding during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re all seeking answers. Not only are we wondering when all this will end, and what it will do to us, but many of us are wondering what effect prolonged social isolation will […]

Commentary: Support available for Delaware families to stay healthy

By Josette Manning During the COVID-19 crisis, our public health mandate to flatten the curve of this disease could not be clearer: Stay home, physically distance ourselves from others and avoid trips that are not essential. However, what happens when ‘staying home’ is the most difficult thing you can possibly do? What happens when ‘staying […]

Data Book highlights importance of counting kids in 2020 census

NEWARK — All kids count, they really do. To secure all available federal funding in the future, Delaware needs to make sure they’re all accounted for. That’s why it’s so important that the 2020 census accurately portrays how many children reside in the First State. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Annie E. Casey […]

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