Lotteries for May 2, 2015

SATURDAY'S NUMBERS Connecticut: Play 3 Day: 298. Play 4 Day: 1783. 5 Card Cash: AH-8C-9C-6D-8H. Play 3 Night: 556. Play 4 Night: 1273. Cash 5: 3-6-23-27-33. Rhode Island: Daily: 6118. Massachusetts: Daily: 6573. Powerball:...

Lotteries for May 1, 2015

FRIDAY'S NUMBERS Connecticut: Play 3 Day: 182. Play 4 Day: 2671. 5 Card Cash: JS-5C-10C-3H-4H. Play 3 Night: 975. Play 4 Night: 8327. Cash 5: 10-11-12-22-30. Classic Lotto: 20-26-35-36-39-44. Rhode Island: Daily:...

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FOOD

Restaurant review: The Gris has still got it in Essex

Like the downtown area in which it resides, the Griswold Inn has retained its charm throughout the years.

COLUMNS

Messenger to Mercury

By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and slammed into the planet Mercury’s surface at around 9,000 miles per hour.

Night flights bring in spring’s first songbirds

For us who have known the frigid mornings, the deep February snow and the short dark days in long shadows, the melody of the first songbird of spring is a joyful moment not soon forgotten.

DEAR ABBY

Parents with strong beliefs won’t visit cohabitating couple

DEAR ABBY: Our amazing daughters are in their late 20s. Both of them are independent, intelligent and loving. The four of us have a special bond.

Boss’s unwelcome advances make first job uncomfortable

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and just got my first job working in food services. I have been working here for about two months, and have grown close with my co-worker “Samantha” and my boss

Woman’s prince charming has abandoned the magic words

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both have professional careers and are independent. We have been in a committed relationship for eight years now.

Speedy diagnosis is essential for treatment of Lyme Disease

DEAR ABBY: May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. I’m a longtime Canadian reader who has suffered from it for many years.

Life of contentment doesn’t seem normal by comparison

DEAR ABBY: I’m 45, employed and earning plenty of money. I’m in a great relationship, my kids and grandkids are healthy and happy, and my parents are alive and well.

Mom with secret addiction is playing dangerous game

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl and I caught my mom sniffing nail polish remover. She obviously doesn’t want me to know because she tries to hide it.

Despondent husband wants to break cycle of cheating

DEAR ABBY: I have been married twice. My first marriage lasted 20 years, the second one about four years.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - May 5

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A partnership will turn out to be better than anticipated.