Make like a seal and splash in Westerly

Registration is now open for Mystic Aquarium’s second annual Seal Splash.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Coming soon to a venue near you ...

Concerts and shows that will be playing the region


Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year Issue is a big win

There are profiles of athletes who were considered for the Sportsman of the Year honor in a variety of disciplines - and, yes, that IS UConn woman hoopster Breanna Stewart included in there for your holiday reading fun.

COLUMNS

Dreaming of a new London

The Cornish parking garage off Governor Winthrop Boulevard in New London is also known as the Governor Winthrop Parking Garage.

Check out asteroid Hebe

Just outside the orbit of Mars, an asteroid large enough to be observed this month with binoculars or a small telescope is emerging into view.

DEAR ABBY

Lonely soldier must reach out to others for comfort

DEAR ABBY: I am a soldier in Afghanistan who is single with few friends, if you would even call them that. We work 24/7.

Commercialization puts Santa atop woman’s naughty list

DEAR ABBY: I have decided that when I have kids I don’t want to do the whole “Santa” thing.

Depression could be driving teenage girl to cut herself

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 15-year-old girl. For the past year I have been self-injuring.

Daughter refuses to open door to mom’s new beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for more than a year and recently started dating a very nice man, “John.”

Open adoption could help grandmother stay in touch

DEAR ABBY: I am writing this in response to “Un-Grandparent in Ohio” (Aug. 25), whose pregnant teenage daughter has decided to place her baby for adoption.

Internet obsession threatens to consume widower’s life

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old recent widower. My wife and I were very happy for 29 years, and that included a satisfying sex life.

Vigilant mother is devastated by news of son’s molestation

DEAR ABBY: I’m so upset. I just found out my son was molested by one of his older cousins.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Dec. 22

CAPRICORN: Don’t buy useless items. Being practical and doing what’s best for everyone will benefit your bank account ...