CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

FOOD

Margaritas remains a prime dining destination

It wasn’t until my soon-to-be 4-year-old son turned 2 that my wife and I were able to lift our self-imposed banishment from all dining establishments in Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Now that those days of...

COLUMNS

Rick's List: Fashionista edition

Weekly chorus of astonished woe from The Day's maudlin codger.

Silas Burrows, a good American

Silas Burrows’ adventures began in 1817 at a celebratory dinner party on Cannon Square in Stonington.

DEAR ABBY

Trauma in teen’s past is a secret she should keep

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 16-year-old girl, just starting to dip my toes into the dating scene. It’s not that I haven’t wanted a boyfriend in the past, but I live in a rural area where options are few.

Brother with repeat offenses doesn’t merit sister’s support

DEAR ABBY: My brother is older than I am and has been in and out of prison. He has stolen my things and pawned them.

Timing is right for plastic surgery, but parents object

DEAR ABBY: I am 23 years old, working full-time as a teacher and I’m about to move out of my parents’ house.

Resentment is the thanks mom gets for helping son’s family

DEAR ABBY: My son, “Rick,” and daughter-in-law, “Amy,” seem to really dislike me. I try to be kind and not pry, but they live with me and it can make for a full house.

Girl who lost her virginity must learn to protect herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl. Last weekend I lost my virginity in the back seat of a stranger’s car

Readers have strong views on claiming seats in church

DEAR ABBY: May I comment on your response to “Got Here First in Pennsylvania” (Jan. 7), who asked whether someone sitting at the end of a church pew should move if someone comes and says it’s his or her “favorite...

Woman’s explosive boyfriend must learn to control his fuse

DEAR ABBY: I have known “Dean” for 10 years. We have been living together for two. Since the beginning, he has struggled with depression, anxiety and anger issues.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - April 25

TAURUS: Look for any alternative to an argument. Trying to keep the peace will protect you from saying something you may end up regretting.