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.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Review: Singers soar at annual Sergio Franchi memorial concert

A disproportionately large number of famous Italian tenors were born during the 1920s: Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppe di Stefano (all 1921), Carlo Bergonzi (1924), and Sergio Franchi (1926).


Books for children - Aug. 28

Book recommendations for young readers


Bochco’s book: He rewrote TV’s rules and lived to tell it

For viewers who rejoice in TV’s artistic upsurge, one virtuoso perhaps more than anyone can be credited for elevating the medium from its bygone “boob tube” status.


Rich season of fiction expected this fall

A round-up of books that will be released this fall.


Barbra Streisand enlists A-list pals for Broadway album

Sometimes even Barbra Streisand needs a little help from her friends.

COLUMNS

Broad-winged hawks will take to the skies soon in dramatic fashion

In just a few weeks, thousands of hawks will be passing above us on their way south.

The truth behind the lies

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

BIG TICKET

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

DEAR ABBY

Guest’s behavior at wedding earns no thanks from bride

DEAR ABBY: During my wedding reception a month ago, one of the guests (a friend of my mom’s) poured a glass of water on the DJ’s laptop ...

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.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Aug. 28

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Doing what you can to bring worthwhile improvements to your community, family or country will enrich you in more ways than...