A new, comic Lantern Light Tour is inspired by ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’

Playwright Jacques Lamarre was selected to write the script for this year's Mystic Seaport Christmas-themed progressive play.




Consider a not-so-Black Friday

Now that the big boxes and national brands have admitted what many of us surmised — that the best bargains aren’t really offered on the Friday after Thanksgiving —we can breathe a collective sigh of relief and actually have some...

Chickadees lead winter's parade to feeders

When the leaves have all fallen and the days get really cold, it is time for the black-capped chickadees to take charge.


Widower buried his wife, but welcomes her memory

DEAR ABBY: I was married to a wonderful woman who passed away five months ago after a heart attack. Why do people act as if the one who has passed away never existed?

Travelerís joy is diminished by sisterís endless teasing

DEAR ABBY: I am a single woman who raised three kids on one average income. They are all grown and on their own now.

Clandestine family affair needs complete confession

DEAR ABBY: I recently found out my daughter has been having an affair with her sisterís husband.

Little thefts from garden add up to big annoyance

DEAR ABBY: I live in a 55-and-older mobile home park. Because my coach isnít huge, I have a nice little backyard where I have a small vegetable garden and a lovely lemon tree.

Tardy worker who was fired seeks right time to explain it

DEAR ABBY: I was recently fired from my job for chronic tardiness.

Couple loses connection following pregnancyís end

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 13 years. Early on, we struggled to have children and needed reproductive specialists in order to have our two beautiful girls, ages 4 and 8.

Teen hesitates to approach parents about fear of OCD

DEAR ABBY: Iím 13 and Iím afraid I may have OCD.


Your stars - Nov. 28

SAGITTARIUS: Donít let anyone manipulate you into doing something you donít want to do.