Annual Salt Pond Challenge is Aug. 11

New England Science & Sailing, the Misquamicut Business Association and the Westerly Recreation Department present the 13th annual Misquamicut Beach 2015 Salt Pond Challenge, a 1-mile swim race, on Aug. 11.

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Rick's List - Clown edition

Latest litany of goofball observations from The Day's resident Odd Person.

Taking stock of the season’s visitors

One by one the migrants arrived, as they have for ages, guided by stars, electro-magnetism and plenty of mystery.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Rascal Flatts — Oct. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 31; $75, $95

Joe Walsh — Oct. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. July 31; $39.50

The Four Freshmen Snowfall Christmas — Dec. 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $50

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters — Oct. 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45

Guster — Nov. 5 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale at noon July 31; $26, $36

Dada Life — Aug. 27 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 2 p.m. July 31; $40

DEAR ABBY

Lesbian mom’s son hesitates to accept new kids as siblings

DEAR ABBY: I am a 22-year-old male and my brother, “Brian,” is 14. When I was 9, our parents split up. After a year, Mom realized she was a lesbian. She is married now to a younger woman, and they are starting a...

Family’s pantry has become neighbor kids’ favorite buffet

DEAR ABBY: We recently moved to a new neighborhood. Soon thereafter, some kids who were at our house playing with our kids began rooting through my pantry for snacks. A few days later, kids from another family did the same thing.

Jail is just punishment for DUI even though no one got hurt

DEAR ABBY: I am normally a law-abiding citizen. I was pulled over a half-block away from picking up my son and charged with DUI. I don’t dispute the facts, but I didn’t injure anyone. I had taken prescription...

Boyfriend reveals that his soul mate died years ago

DEAR ABBY: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date.

Family pet-sitter helps herself to homeowner’s possessions

DEAR ABBY: A trusted and beloved family member who takes care of my cats has been stealing things ...

Hidden security cameras are shocking surprise for daughter

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 19-year-old woman in college who still lives with my parents. I found out something several weeks ago that’s bothering me, and I need advice badly.

Woman discovers man’s eyes aren’t wandering by accident

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Aug. 3

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Deal with financial, medical or legal institutions to avoid an unexpected setback ...