First babies of 2020 make their debut

Downstate hospitals welcomed the first arrivals for 2020. At Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus baby Kemper MacNiewski Lynch was born to parents Courtney Wisniewski and Tim Lynch at 12:20 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 13.4 ounces. and was over 19 inches long. Baby Kemper joins an older brother and sister. At Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus baby […]

Commentary: There’s a child in Delaware waiting for you

“I want to be adopted because I want to be able to have a place to call home and a family to be my family.” AH – a 17-year-old in foster care. “It’s a lot better to have someone to count on, be there for you, listen to you, and support you forever!” Lindsey – […]

Commentary: Keep children safe this Halloween

Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year for pedestrians, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In Delaware, 23 pedestrians of all ages have died through Oct. 14 […]

Commentary: Family separation: A tragic American tradition

Injustice towards children has been replayed many times in American history. Time magazine (July 22, 2019) stated: “It was the very definition of slavery that children belonged not to their parents but to their masters”. All enslaved children were freely acquired property assets to be sold, traded, or raised for free labor. The same article […]

Letters to the Editor: Help our troubled children

This is not rocket science! We all know the significant attributes and benefits of well-trained service dogs. Although there have been no scientific studies yet, common sense tells us that such studies will show that the animals being used in a California court program will improve the functioning of those courts. I have no doubt […]

Sussex athlete using bikes to ‘bridge the gap’ with special needs kids

BRIDGEVILLE — He was hooked almost immediately. Before he even got on a bike, Harrison Barnes knew BMX racing was something he wanted to be doing. “The first time I ever went to a BMX track I was 12,” he said. “I just watched the first night and then I went back home, and I […]

It’s easy to spot a four-leaf clover at Delaware State Fair

HARRINGTON — For most anyone who has recited the 4-H pledge, it pretty much sticks with you for life. Doug Crouse, the state’s 4-H program leader, reviewed the words and the hand movements with this editor Friday. “Head to clearer thinking, heart to greater loyalty, hands to larger service — and they added health to […]

Commentary: Beverage bill takes aim at childhood obesity

Every child deserves the promise of the future — a healthier future. As physicians, we both consider the health of the entire state. We consider policies that affect everyone’s health. We see the suffering that poor nutrition causes and we see how choosing healthy beverages is a challenge for families. We have to think about […]

Lincoln teen honored with governor’s volunteerism award

LINCOLN — Jacob Collazo isn’t just teaching martial arts. He’s teaching positive attitude, work habits, situational awareness and life skills to children. The 17-year-old Lincoln resident, a red belt on his way to earning his black belt, has been taking martial arts classes at Delaware Tang Soo Do Academy in Milford for about six years […]

Letter to the Editor: Biden Foundation protecting children

Throughout Delaware, every day hundreds of children receive much needed assistance and support from over 50 youth-serving organizations who receive grant funds from Discover Bank. These organizations empower Delaware’s children to be bold, to be creative and to thrive. The safety and welfare of the children they serve is paramount to these organizations, and to […]

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