Drop a duck in the river for a good cause

The 17th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race takes place on Saturday in downtown Westerly. Twenty-thousand rubber ducks will be released en masse off the Westerly-Pawcatuck Bridge for a race down the Pawcatuck River.




In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32...


Silas Burrows, a good American

Silas Burrows’ adventures began in 1817 at a celebratory dinner party on Cannon Square in Stonington.

Rick's List - Spam edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.


Readers have strong views on claiming seats in church

DEAR ABBY: May I comment on your response to “Got Here First in Pennsylvania” (Jan. 7), who asked whether someone sitting at the end of a church pew should move if someone comes and says it’s his or her “favorite...

Woman’s explosive boyfriend must learn to control his fuse

DEAR ABBY: I have known “Dean” for 10 years. We have been living together for two. Since the beginning, he has struggled with depression, anxiety and anger issues.

Friend regrets offer to room with woman getting divorce

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are driving her crazy. She doesn’t have enough money to live on her own, so I offered to have her move in with me.

Excitement over pregnancy is dulled by husband’s restraint

DEAR ABBY: I have just found out I’m 10 weeks pregnant. Both sets of parents are overjoyed — it’s their first grandchild — and I’m happy because this was the plan all along. My husband wants kids, and this is our...

Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter.

Girl’s embarrassment is signal it’s time for a shaving lesson

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a disagreement about one of our daughters (we have three). Our 8-year-old is very hairy.

Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he...


Your stars - April 21

TAURUS: Experience will be your ticket to success.