The history of the purple finch

I recently did a double-take glancing at my fly-through feeder. Mixed in with the usual visitors was what appeared to be a house finch, but upon closer examination, it turned out to be the less common purple finch. It was a pleasant surprise that...

Rick's List - Hallmark Holiday Movies II Edition

Scribe updates a 2015 column for modern times



Upcoming concerts and shows

Chris Rock — April 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 9; $69-$119

Florida Georgia Line — March 10, 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 9; $59-$99

Bon Jovi — April 1 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 10; $125, $195

Kris Kristofferson — May 6 at the Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale Dec. 9; $38-$68

Justin Bieber — Aug. 29 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 9; $46.80-$176.80

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez — Feb. 12 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $25-$28

Billy Crystal — March 23 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$200


Ex-military couple can't agree on a continent to call home

DEAR ABBY: My husband wants to take a job overseas, but I would likely be unable to work due to the language barrier.

Girlfriend seeks the best way to nudge boy out of dad's bed

DEAR ABBY: Todd is a great kid, but he has a genetic disorder and still often wets his bed.

Husband's multiple affairs leave wife in legal limbo

DEAR ABBY: My husband of five years has confessed to affairs that resulted in two children.

Knitted breast prosthesis are made with tender loving care

DEAR ABBY: You would be doing millions of women a great service by telling them about Knitted Knockers Support Foundation.

Mom stressed by one child should not try for another

DEAR ABBY: My daughter asked me if she should have another child, and based on what I have observed with her first, I definitely feel she shouldn't.

Man's dream of togetherness ends in long family feud

DEAR ABBY: I am a happily married man with one problem that doesn't go away.

Teen's pursuit of crush could do more harm than good

DEAR ABBY: I am 14 and a freshman in high school. I'm not allowed to date (my mother's rule), but I really like a boy.


Your Stars — Dec. 9

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Good fortune will be yours if you follow through with a plan that will help lower your overhead or increase your...