New book tells story of Revolutionary War hero John Stark


His words grace New Hampshire’s license plates — “Live Free or Die” — yet most people outside New England would be hard-pressed to identify Gen. John Stark.

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BITS AND TIPS


Groton book discussion group meets March 12

The book discussion group co-sponsored by the Groton Public Schools and the Groton Public Library meets on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink.


Party like a pirate at the Connecticut River Museum

Gosling’s Rum presents the annual Privateers’ Bash on Saturday, March 14, at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex.


Sundlun talks about new book in Waterford

Kara Sundlun will be at the Waterford Public Library on Tuesday, March 3, to discuss her book “Finding Dad: From “Love Child” To Daughter.

COLUMNS

Hills worth saving, for Pete’s sake

Friday Night Folk at All Souls, the region’s bastion of folk music to joyfully support social justice and outreach activities, has picked a truly local grassroots cause to honor at its second annual tribute to American folk icon and political...

Suet a perfect February feast

On these frigid February days, suet can be a life saver for hungry birds fighting to maintain their body heat.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

A look at upcoming concerts and shows

Santana - Aug. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $39.50, $59.50

Jeff Ross - June 5 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $30-$50

Jeff Foxworthy - April 24 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $45, $65

Paul Anka - April 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $65

Frank Sinatra, Jr. - May 29 and 30 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $55

Louise Goffin - April 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $22

J. Cole, Big Sean - Aug. 8 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $26-$80.75

Kid Rock, Foreigner - June 24 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $24

DEAR ABBY

Pregnant teen needs support and guidance

DEAR ABBY: My best friend from school is pregnant. Her baby’s father is practically nonexistent, and she has no other friends besides me and one other person.

Sleepwalker’s restless habit has turned into a nightmare

DEAR ABBY: I am engaged to “Tony,” whom I have known since first grade. We live with his mother under the same roof, but in separate rooms.

Overpacking for business trip prompts questions of trust

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 40s and my boyfriend of three years is 12 years older.

Seldom-seen wife spends more time with mom than husband

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Carla” for 16 years. It’s my second marriage. My problem is I never see her.

Daughter asks to be relieved of obligation to visit her dad

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced woman with a teenaged daughter. I maintain a good relationship with my ex-husband and his family, and still consider them my family.

Family grieves couple’s loss after their sudden estrangement

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to a wonderful man for 20 years.

Teen seeks right approach to gender-bending classmate

DEAR ABBY: I am 17 and a senior in high school. During freshman year, one of my classmates was a boy I’ll call “Alex.”

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Feb. 27

PISCES: Socialize, network and do things that will keep you busy, out of trouble and inspired.

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