Your stars - March 27

ARIES: Work on self-improvement, creative endeavors or getting your priorities straight.

Your stars - March 26

ARIES: Look on the bright side and make plans to do something a little different.

Your stars - March 25

ARIES: Make plans to run errands and get little jobs out of the way.

Your stars - March 24

ARIES: Look over your financial situation and you’ll find a way to cut corners or earn more.

Your stars - March 23

ARIES: Crank up the volume and make your move. Now is not the time to be a bystander.




Postcards from Hawk Highway

The beauty was all around me. It had snowed the day before, making my drive into Glastonbury an especially scenic one.

Hail to the hellebore

Connecticut gardeners have been missing out on one of the most iconic of spring plants, thanks to the perpetual snow. But not to worry, because the showy sepals of the hellebore are probably already out and happy, and they will be around...



A look at upcoming shows and concerts

R. Kelly - July 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. march 27; $65-$95

John Fogerty – June 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 3; $44.50

Culture Club – July 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $60, $80

NRBQ - May 2 at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $38

The Celtic Tenors - May 13 at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $67

Richard Thompson - April 26 at Toad's Place, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $40

Toby Keith - July 10 at XFINITY Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $25.75-$60.50

Juicy J – June 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $25



The time has come to end sisters’ four-year silence

DEAR ABBY: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn’t been difficult to hold a grudge.

Short-cut cooking is source of guilt for busy new wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband.

Daughter-in-law who flashes needs message to cover up

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body.

Mom with breast cancer does not need shielding from life

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years.

Man stays on the sidelines when family talks sports

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering, big or small.

Manipulative twin won’t get help for chronic alcoholism

DEAR ABBY: My twin brother is an alcoholic and homeless.

Birthday cash buys groceries and gas instead of baubles

DEAR ABBY: My birthday was last week and my boyfriend gave me $100 cash to spend on myself.