In a new book, Hali Keeler recounts tales of the ‘Ghosts of Groton Bank’

Groton Bank covers a small area — a half square mile — but it casts a big shadow when it comes to the ghost stories that linger around its historic sites.



‘Don’t Breathe’ has a 2-to-1 ratio of frights to flaws

Simplicity is no sin in horror movies, and the setup here is simple: Three young people in Detroit, who make money by breaking into houses, pick the wrong victim: a blind Iraq War veteran.

Ryan Lochte has no choice: He has to go on 'Dancing With the Stars'

People magazine reported that the hit ABC reality competition is courting Lochte to be on Season 23, which debuts in mid-September.

Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ is more than a TV show, it’s a movement

If you think lip-syncing is easy, you probably haven’t done it for your life. Just ask the many drag queens of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”


The truth behind the lies

By our third year of medical school, we’d all been lied to by our patients.

Rick’s List: Welcome, tourists! edition

Bitter codger reflects on self-absorption of visitors.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Mary J. Blige — Sept. 30, Oct. 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $75-$150

Eric Church — April 27 and 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena; TBA; TBA

Martin Lawrence — Nov. 18 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $68-$88

Donny and Marie Osmond — Nov. 27 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50-$125

The Tedeschi Trucks Band — Oct. 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $30

Montgomery Gentry — Oct. 21 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50

John Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester — Nov. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$38


Girl who wants to date might start first with small groups

DEAR ABBY: I’m 15 and my parents won’t let me date.

Donation of kidney ends with loss of a friendship

DEAR ABBY: My friend “Virginia” and I have known each other for 11 years.

Dad dating ex-wife causes daughter to feel betrayed

DEAR ABBY: I have a complicated family situation.

Proposition reveals secret side of woman’s best friend

DEAR ABBY: My best friend, “Kate,” approached me on a matter I’m uncomfortable with.

Worried son foresees trouble in parents’ all-day drinking

DEAR ABBY: I have been concerned about my parents for some time now.

Fear lingers after lunchtime walker is attacked by dog

DEAR ABBY: The dog saw me on the sidewalk, charged, jumped on me and bit me.

Coaches have an obligation to quiet obnoxious parents

DEAR ABBY: Maybe I should have spoken up, but I was scared. Was there anything I could have said?


Your stars - Aug. 27

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Lighten up and enjoy a romantic encounter or a night out with friends.