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 […]

Commentary: Teen dating violence needs to be addressed

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month and a time to pause and consider the prevalence and the impact of teen relationship violence. Often we associate dating violence only with adults, but many times the seeds of adult intimate partner violence were planted in unhealthy teen relationships. Twenty-three percent of female victims first […]

Commentary: Growing up during the digital age

From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to Millennials, teenagers in every era have faced challenges growing up. In today’s digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and demanding ways. The Washington Post reports that 73 percent of all American teenagers have their own smartphone and, on average, spend almost […]

Levy Court hosts Youth in Government Day

  DOVER — Getting up on Thursday morning, the young men and women participating in the Delaware American Legions Boy’s and Girl’s State program probably weren’t expecting to be arguing the merits of rezoning a parcel in Kent County to accommodate a pizza shop/cafe with free-roaming cats available for adoption. But, Youth in Government Day, […]

COMMENTARY: Take steps to help prevent child abuse, neglect

This month is Child Abuse Prevention Month. For the past 35 years since the first national designation by President Reagan, April has been a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect is a problem in every state and community in our country. It is also a time to remember that each of us can […]

COMMENTARY: Current generation of teens more likely to care about gun violence

When 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it was just the latest in a tragic list of mass shootings, many of them at schools. Then something different happened: Teens began to speak out. The Stoneman Douglas students held a press conference appealing for gun control. Teens in Washington, […]

Michigan abuse case has parallels to Delaware one

DOVER — Even though the names and setting are different, this story is a story Delaware knows too well. The case of Larry Nassar, the Michigan doctor who molested gymnasts for years, is quite similar to that of Earl Bradley, the former Sussex County pediatrician who sexually abused more than 100 children. Nassar was sentenced […]

MOT youth football tournament cancels final games

MIDDLETOWN — A large-scale youth football tournament was shortened Sunday after unruly spectators required multiple police responses by three agencies, officials said Tuesday. The final two games of the 31-team Big East All-American Bowl event hosted by the MOT Youth Football and Cheer organization were canceled following supposedly violent spectator behavior and player fights. Delaware […]