Your stars - April 19

ARIES: Don’t feel guilty for taking a little “me” time. You deserve a chance to pamper yourself or to be treated to something that makes you happy.

Your stars - April 18

ARIES: Organize your day, and leave little room to worry or become anxious.

Your stars - April 17

ARIES: You know what you want to do, so get moving and follow your heart.

Your stars - April 16

ARIES: Your energy and enthusiasm will give you the edge you need to get ahead. Don’t let your impatience ruin an opportunity.

Your stars - April 15

ARIES: A change of location, as well as in your financial situation, is likely. Take care of taxes or other paperwork that could affect your future.




Silas Burrows, a good American

Silas Burrows’ adventures began in 1817 at a celebratory dinner party on Cannon Square in Stonington.

Rick's List - Spam edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.


Friend regrets offer to room with woman getting divorce

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is going through a divorce and has moved back in with her parents, who are driving her crazy. She doesn’t have enough money to live on her own, so I offered to have her move in with me.

Excitement over pregnancy is dulled by husband’s restraint

DEAR ABBY: I have just found out I’m 10 weeks pregnant. Both sets of parents are overjoyed — it’s their first grandchild — and I’m happy because this was the plan all along. My husband wants kids, and this is our...

Friend’s food criticism is hard for couple to swallow

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have a friend, “Jonah,” whom we love dearly, but he has no filter.

Girl’s embarrassment is signal it’s time for a shaving lesson

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are having a disagreement about one of our daughters (we have three). Our 8-year-old is very hairy.

Sexually active women must be vigilant about protection

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing to warn as many other young women as I can about the dangers of unprotected sex. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. I knew from the beginning he had a girlfriend in his hometown, but he...

Husband’s family meetings leave wife out of the loop

DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Rory,” and I both come from close families. Whenever something is wrong, troublesome, etc., in either of our families, we have meetings where the entire immediate family comes together to discuss the issue.

Friendly divorce may be best for wife in unhappy marriage

DEAR ABBY: I’m 38, married for 16 years and the mother of two small children. I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy to remove it.