The Colman Street mystery: Case closed

In August I wrote about Judah Colman who got in trouble in the 1750s for stealing a box of Spanish gold that he was supposed to be guarding.

Cancer: a winding path of uncertainty

When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others cheering you on. But the most helpful and comforting conversations tend to be with others who have traveled the path before you.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Amy Schumer — Nov. 5 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $64.50, $84.50

Mike Epps — Dec. 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 2; $45-$65

Kenny Rogers — Dec. 12 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 2; $35

Harlem Globetrotters — Feb. 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 6; $20.50-$71.50

Clint Holmes — Nov. 21 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $20

Plain White Ts — Oct. 28 at Toad's Place; tickets on sale now; $20

Il Volo — Feb. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $45-$75


Man’s anger issues threaten to break loving relationship

DEAR ABBY: I have anger issues and sometimes I take it out on the ones I love.

Teen becomes tongue-tied when she tries to say thanks

DEAR ABBY: I’m a 17-year-old girl, and all my life I have had trouble accepting gifts, even inexpensive ones.

Man can’t cope with pregnant girlfriend and ailing ex-wife

DEAR ABBY: My situation is upsetting and I don’t know what to do anymore. My girlfriend, “Dana,” is pregnant. My ex-wife showed up at our door with terminal cancer and nowhere to go.

Needy mother-in-law plays the diva in family drama

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 22 years. My father-in-law’s health declined and he died last year.

People who ask about accent are being friendly, not rude

DEAR ABBY: I have lived in the United States for 40 years. My first 32 years were spent in Puerto Rico, so I speak with an accent.

Mom back in dating game should be careful to score

DEAR ABBY: My mom recently separated from her husband.

Woman wants to disconnect from long-winded friend

DEAR ABBY: I’m a woman who has always had trouble with women friends who like to call and chat. It has never really been my thing.


Your stars - Oct. 4

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep your emotions in check.