Florence Griswold Museum showcases work by Matilda Browne


A new exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme focuses on the works of Matilda Browne: a pioneering female painter who was a prominent member of the Lyme Art Colony.

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How could the Oscar mix-up happen? This might explain it.

After the Oscars’ big best picture mix-up Sunday, Emma Stone said backstage that she was holding her lead actress card when “La La Land” was incorrectly announced as best picture. So how could Warren Beatty and Faye...


'Gomez-Peña Unplugged' at Conn College

Guillermo Gomez-Peña, a Mexican poet, playwright and performance artist, will perform his new spoken word monlogue, "Gomez-Peña Unplugged,” at 4:30 p.m. Monday in Connecticut College's Palmer Auditorium as part of the Ammerman...

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A flying mouse? No, it's a brown creeper

If you ever see a small brown mouse climbing up a tree and then fly away, you might at first think you are hallucinating. Perhaps, you were half in your cups, tired from too much work, suffering from seasonal affect disorder or severe cabin fever?...

See one, do one, teach one

So much of medical education is based on the following dictum: "see one, do one, teach one." Drawing blood. Lancing an abscess. Suturing a laceration. Sticking a needle into the jugular vein. Like most doctors in training, I saw one,...

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Adoptive families celebrate wtih special day each year

DEAR ABBY: As parents of an adopted child, we were concerned about when we would have "the conversation." Then a neighbor told us about how they would celebrate "Gotcha Day" with their adopted daughter each year. Gotcha Day...

New mom returning to work wants to find right day care

DEAR ABBY: I am a new mom to a sweet baby boy. I am (or was) very career-oriented and never in a million years thought I would want to be a stay-at-home mom. I will have to return to work shortly, and I'm really...

Aging mom has health issues but wants to stay in her home

DEAR ABBY: My father died four years ago, leaving my 69-year-old mother alone. My mother has health and mobility issues. Her house is large and has two stories, and it far exceeds her needs. The problem is that she's extremely...

Don't assume a pregnancy unless you know for sure

DEAR ABBY: Recently, while making a purchase at a local store and handing the cashier my money, she asked, "How many months along are you?" I was confused for a moment, until I realized she had assumed I was pregnant. (I'm not.)...

Daughters blame mom's fiance for breaking up her marriage

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I plan to be married next year. I met her after she left her husband because he had cheated on her twice. She refuses to tell her daughters that she left their dad because he cheated, so I am doomed to...

Freeloading nephew needs to get help and get going

DEAR ABBY: My husband's nephew, "Jacob," is 25 and always hanging around our house. He has had a hard time over the last four years. First, his mom committed suicide. Two years later his dad died in his sleep. My husband...

Daughter's identity as asexual is not welcomed by her mom

DEAR ABBY: I have recently started disclosing to close friends and family that I am asexual (someone who experiences no sexual attraction to any person). For the most part they have been supportive, but my mother and one of my...

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Your stars Feb. 28

Happy Birthday: Concentrate on being original and creative, and look for alternatives as you face challenges this year. Don't let...