A gathering of esteemed poets will read Sunday in Mystic's Bank Square Books

A gathering of esteemed poets, including heavyweights Margaret Gibson and Rennie McQuilkin, will read Sunday in Mystic's Bank Square Books.




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 shows and concerts

Selena Gomez — May 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 17; $46-$76

Sinatra's 100th birthday with Robert Davi — Dec. 12 at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $55

Jamie Kennedy — Nov. 12-14 at Comix Mohegan Sun; tickets on sale now; $25-$60

Joy Behar — Nov. 21 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $49.50

Kathy Griffin — Oct. 29 at Jorgensen, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $55-$65

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



Party guest feels singled out by subtle, ‘special’ treatment

DEAR ABBY: I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink.

Whistleblower is dismayed by lack of official response

DEAR ABBY: I am a widow in my early 50s. While I was dating a prominent OB-GYN, I found out that he’s involved in criminal activity — operating a so-called “pill mill.”

Stepson and his sister are too close for wife’s comfort

DEAR ABBY: I am happily married to a great man. I have a young daughter from a previous marriage, and my husband has two teenagers, a boy and girl, from a prior marriage.

Grandson’s sleepovers alarm grandma’s friend

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend whose 11-year-old grandson stays overnight with her sometimes on the weekends.

Wife’s online snooping reveals her lack of trust

DEAR ABBY: My wife used the search feature for the Ashley Madison emails and discovered an old account I had signed up for late one night, before we were together.

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.


Your stars - Oct. 9

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep busy helping others or reaching out to people who can help you with your concerns or interests.