Remembering the Battle of Groton

On Sept. 6, 1781 — 234 years ago — traitor Benedict Arnold led British forces in an attack on Fort Griswold in Groton. Commemorating that day, the Avery Memorial Association and the Ebenezer Avery House will host reenactors on Sunday



Prolific author Stephen Dobyns reads at first Beer & Books event

Prolific author Stephen Dobyns, celebrating his new comic thriller "Is Fat Bob Dead Yet?," reads and signs books Wednesday at the Cottrell Brewery in the first of a new Beer & Books series.

Local art openings and exhibitions

OpeningsPhotographic JourneysOpening reception 5-7 p.m. FridayLa Grua CenterShow celebrating the work of photographers Barry Waltrous, Chris Fondulas, Alex Hybel, Shelley larence Kirkwood and George Savic.


Rick's List - 'Hear no evil' edition

Observational litany from The Day's resident Odd Person

Fall migration is in high gear

Although it actually begins in July, the fall migration isn’t truly noticed until August.




Mom’s motives for marriage are questioned by older man

DEAR ABBY: I am a 63-year-old man living with a 28-year-old woman. She has three children ages 2, 6 and 7.

Man is devastated to learn of wife’s long-ago affair

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are in our 60s and have been married more than 40 years. It hasn’t always been great, but we’ve made it.

Scammers are on dating sites hoping to lure trusting marks

DEAR ABBY: I was recently the target of a romance scam on a popular singles website.

Woman becoming nun needs friend’s interest, not concern

DEAR ABBY: I was best friends with “Joanne” after we met in middle school.

Daughter deep in debt needs counseling, not more money

DEAR ABBY: Three years ago I gave my adult daughter, married with a child, more than $16,000 to help pay off her debts because she couldn’t pay her bills.

Longing for the past casts a shadow over the present

DEAR ABBY: Have you any advice for handling nostalgia? While it can be pleasant, lately I have been getting very down when I think about my past.

Girls cry foul when dad’s fiancee bad-mouths mom

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee of three years, “Ellen,” is wonderful to me and she loves my daughters dearly.


Your stars - Sept. 4

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Share your feelings and take care of matters that have left you feeling uncertain ...