Peter Yarrow bringing the power of music to Groton benefit

The iconic folksinger/activist and founding member of Peter, Paul & Mary believes music can help heal political tensions and build community.




Caffeinated gum is the latest energy booster in the athletic nutrition market

Elite marathoner Tina Muir is gunning for a personal best this December when she toes the line at the California International Marathon in Sacramento. This will be her fifth go at the distance. She continuously works to dial in exactly the training...


The history of the purple finch

I recently did a double-take glancing at my fly-through feeder. Mixed in with the usual visitors was what appeared to be a house finch, but upon closer examination, it turned out to be the less common purple finch. It was a pleasant surprise that...

Rick's List - Hallmark Holiday Movies II Edition

Scribe updates a 2015 column for modern times



Upcoming concerts and shows

Marcia Ball, The Subdudes — Feb. 23 at the Garde; tickets on sale now; $31-$43

Nicky Jam — Dec. 22 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2; $55-$75

Neil Diamond — June 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on slae at 10 a.m. Dec. 9; $59-$99

Rascal Flatts — Feb. 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2; $75-$150

Il Volo — March 11 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2; $55-$105

The High Kings — March 15 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $52

Kenny Chesney — Aug. 25 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 2; $70-$256

Billy Gilman — Jan. 28 at The Vets, Providence; tickets on sale now; $20-$75


Teen's pursuit of crush could do more harm than good

DEAR ABBY: I am 14 and a freshman in high school. I'm not allowed to date (my mother's rule), but I really like a boy.

Man drains family savings to fund failing enterprise

DEAR ABBY: My husband of 23 years, "Gerald," quit his job to start his own law firm. He told me about it only after he had quit.

Wife's job at the gym has husband in a sweat

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for almost 11 years and have three children. About four years ago my wife cheated on me and left.

Self-made entrepreneur enjoys new-found popularity in bed

DEAR ABBY: When I confronted him, he said that because he never had success with women previously, he is prone to seduction.

Grandma is tired of being a good sport and chauffeur

DEAR ABBY: My daughter and son-in-law have only one vehicle that is running. He works out of town, so he drives it, which leaves my daughter home all day without transportation.

Unworkable living arrangement weighs heavily on young man

DEAR ABBY: How do I deal with the fear that I'll be miserable being on my own again, and the guilt of breaking my partner's heart?

Gifts of liquor to recovering alcoholic are not appreciated

DEAR ABBY: I believe she gives gifts because it makes her feel good, but at what point does my extreme discomfort trump her happiness?


Your Stars — Dec. 3

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There will be too much at risk for you to get involved in a new venture.