Celebrate the season, take home a tree

The Downtown New London Association and Neff Productions will hold the 12th annual Festivals of Trees Saturday, Dec. 5.




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

William Shatner — Feb. 6 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $45, $60

Drop-Kick Murphys — March 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 27; $31

Rihanna — March 26 at XL Center, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 3; $30.50-$126

Dancing with the Stars: Live — Jan. 9 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $45

Kansas — April 29 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $35, $45

JB Smoove — April 8 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $32






Teen questions connection between sex and marriage

DEAR ABBY: I am 16 and a sophomore in high school.

Mom and sister join forces to dictate wedding party

DEAR ABBY: My mother and older sister are trying to spoil my happiness about my upcoming wedding.

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.


Your stars - Nov. 27

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make plans to entertain at home or to bring about positive changes to the way you live.