New Niantic cafe is a welcome presence in the village

Offering a simple but beautifully prepared menu, Niantic's Lillian's Cafe is a welcome culinary presence.


Timothy Green wrote history’s headlines

I was cleaning out a box of old papers when I found an 18 pence note printed in 1776 by Hall and Sellers, successors to Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia printing business.

Rick's List: Maddening Cliches edition

Lunatic focuses on two of society's more maddening cliches.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Earth, Wind & Fire; Chicago — April 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 20; $60, $80

Dixie Chicks — June 17 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 20; $42-$136

Jodeci — Jan. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 20; $45-$60

Paula Poundstone — Feb. 19 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $29.50

Jeffrey Gaines, Freedy Johnson — Jan. 8 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $22, $25

Kenny Chesney — Aug. 26 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 20; $59.50-$265

Carol Burnett — May 22 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $49-$125


Wife who yearns for husband’s support must rely on her own

DEAR ABBY: While I was nine months pregnant with my first child, I asked my husband what he would say if I had any problem during my delivery and he was asked to choose between me or the baby.

Jailed addict needs release from his low self-esteem

DEAR ABBY: I’m 23 years old and currently in the county jail.

Better mental health care may prevent future violence

DEAR ABBY: I have listened to our president and various candidates comment on gun control after the shooting at the college in Oregon.

Man working with wife takes professional attitude too far

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have a great relationship. We work in the same school system.

Daughter fights to free mom from her culture of sacrifice

DEAR ABBY: I’m 22 and my mom is probably my best friend.

Aunt weighs responsibility for her late-in-life nephew

DEAR ABBY: My sister “Adele” chose to adopt a baby boy when she was in her late 50s. She isn’t married.

Feelings hurt in high school linger long after graduation

DEAR ABBY: I loved the letter from “Ready for the Reunion” (July 31), who wondered why some people in her high school graduating class didn’t respond to the notice of the reunion.


Your stars - Nov. 25

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be tempted to make changes that will affect your home and your status.