Your stars August 19

Your stars August 19

Your stars August 18

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't make assumptions or overreact when it comes to emotional situations. Overworking, being tired and a lack of patience will cause discord with someone and could ruin your plans. Be amicable, aim to please and you'll get good results. 2...

Your stars August 17

ARIES (March 21-April 19): An overactive imagination will lead to trouble. Stay focused on having fun and getting along with others instead of being difficult. Aim for positive interactions and you'll get the reactions and the results you are looking for. 2...

Your Stars August 16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Travel plans are favored. Getting away with someone special will bring you closer together. Making plans for the future will make you feel more secure in your relationship and give you something to look forward to. 4 stars TAURUS...

Your stars August 15

Your stars August 15




Rick's List - Solar Eclipse Edition

There are certain things in our culture that are accepted as Truly Big Moments to be anticipated by everyone. 1. July 4th fireworks 2. Black Friday shopping fun 3. The Super Bowl 4. That convo with an elderly relative:...

Into the wild: thrill vs. trepidation

When the four of us launched our kayaks into the turbulent, remote waters of Quebec’s Manicouagan Lake a couple weeks ago we severed ties with civilization: No electricity, no cellphone service and as it turned out, not one other human for...



Upcoming concerts and shows

Evanescence — Nov. 3 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $28-$63

98 Degrees — Nov. 24 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $25, $35

Graham Nash — Sept. 26 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $100, $111

Susan Werner — Nov. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $26-$30

Regina Spektor — Nov. 19 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $37.50-$57.50




Teen weighs impact of joining school gay-straight alliance

DEAR ABBY: I'm 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs to prepare for college. My best friend is gay, and when I asked her if she wanted to join any clubs together, she...

Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice


With twins on the way, man still refuses to buy a ring

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have a son together. His daughter lives with us as well. With this pregnancy coming to term, I keep throwing hints to him...

Girlfriend urges more pushback against disapproving parents


Husband gives up smoking, but his drinking persists

DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great guy. We've been together 27 years, so I know him well. He recently stopped smoking after 30 years of nicotine addiction. He did it cold turkey, and he's been smoke-free for three months now. I'm...

Nonagenarian is eager to share a long lifetime of experiences

DEAR ABBY: I'm 91. I have outlived many of my longtime friends. In my address book I counted 22 pals whose names I have crossed out after they died. These were people we danced, dined and traveled with. Only five members of the...