First for Friday, December 12, 2014

Addiction treatment

We are devoting our First Look this week to the issue of addiction. As Delaware and the nation have fought a war on drugs over several decades, treatment was sometimes put on the back burner in favor of tougher punishment. Delaware Governor Jack Markell told First last month, that needs to change.

Future Farm

Farming is still a big part of the Delaware economy. Over two thousand farmers work over 500-thousand acres in the state. As times change, new farming techniques are introduced. In this one case, what has worked for decades is still the best way to go.

First Experience: Molding art

Artist John Flourney has been collecting antique chocolate molds for years. At last count the number was 50. Now that he’s retired, he wanted to do something with them. First Experience heads to Lewes to check out his Martha Stewart-type inspiration that turned his hobby into a business.

Expanded care

As the health care landscape is changing, so too is the way hospitals deliver care. After more than three years, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children’s new expansion is up and running. It is designed to ease young patients and their families through tough times. We got a firsthand view of how the new facility was designed to provide comfort and care.

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