We still held out publishing the information even after receiving a copy of the public record and additional conformation from sources with knowledge of this affair.
We decided to go forward when the picture and story about the subject child was published in the June edition of the Beverly Bee.
The overwhelming purpose for publishing was the fact that Mr. Daly did not take responsibility for his child. Mr Daly's choice in violating his marriage vows is not any ones business except for his family, himself and the person with whom he is carrying on the affair with. This changed when he refused to take responsibility for the child that was the consequence of the affair. This refusal brought his actions into the public domain when he elected not to pay the child support as ordered by the courts.
The mother of this child has borne the total responsibility for this child to date, so she was left with no choice but to take the actions she did to insure that this child receives the support from his father that he rightly is entitled to.
Mr. Daly's actions showed that he didn't worry about how the outcome of having an affair could effect his family or the mother and child of this affair.
If he had done the right thing and taken the financial responsibility upon learning of the pregnancy, none of this would have been a public story. His refusal to take responsibility now has caused much embarrassment, hurt and anxiety for both families.
We all make mistakes in life, but we are measured by how we take responsibility for those mistakes. Mr Daly let his family and his new son down with how he handled his mistake. Don't blame the mother, or us for the actions he elected to take and then excepting the 2010 Edgewater Park Citizen of The Year award knowing he violated his marriage and was refusing to except the financial responsibility for his out-of-wedlock son.
Just remember the child is now without a father to raise him. Too many of our children are in the same situation today and probably are the causes of the societal problems we face.
The Edgewater Park Reporters 6/15/11
The following are copies of emails we received concerning Jim Daly and his failure to pay for Child Support for his son. We were reluctant to publish this correspondence at the time because of the lack of a Court Order backing up the accusations in the emails. We now feel that the information should be made available to the taxpaying public.