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Mother's empty-nest syndrome becomes an unhealthy fixation

Advice Columns

Published: 10/18/18

DEAR ABBY: I am suffering from a depression I think many mothers experience when they become empty nesters. Although my husband is supportive, I miss my 18-year-old so much that sometimes I'm tempted to drive to his college in...

Your Stars — Oct. 18

Horoscopes

Published: 10/18/18

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Consider the possibilities and call in the help you need to get things done. Collaborating with people who are innovative and show interest in what you are doing will lead to future endeavors. Don't...

Let's Go: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Local News

Published: 10/18/18

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 72nd season at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Garde Arts Center in New London with an evening of rhapsodic music.

On the Air

Sp Other Local

Published: 10/18/18

Baseball 8 p.m., TBS, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — ALCS: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros in Game 5. Basketball 8 p.m., TNT — NBA: Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers. 10:30 p.m., TNT —...

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

Nation/World

Published: 10/18/18

Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist's alleged...

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

Nation/World

Published: 10/18/18

Don McGahn has returned to civilian life.A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn's last day as White House counsel.

Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants

Nation/World

Published: 10/18/18

Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States left spontaneously with little more than the clothes on their backs and what they could quickly throw into backpacks.

UConn to offer cannabis course, but it’s not about getting high

State

Published: 10/18/18

UConn students are going to have the chance to learn how to grow the ideal crop of cannabis next semester, but it has nothing to do with getting high.

Police cancel alert for missing New London teenager

Police/Fire Reports

Published: 10/18/18

State police have canceled an alert for a New London teenager who went missing Aug. 10.

Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

Professional Sports

Published: 10/18/18

Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.

What charter changes would mean

Letters

Published: 10/18/18

Groton Charter change info: If it is approved, the RTM will be dissolved within 14 days of the vote, the Town Council will be tasked with appointing a Board of Finance, one member from each voting district, to advise the council on the annual...

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Cartoons

Published: 10/18/18

Senator apologizes for naming sexual assault victims in ad without permission

Politics

Published: 10/17/18

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, the most endangered Senate Democrat in next month's midterm elections, apologized Tuesday for a newspaper ad that included names of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or rape without their permission.

Garde welcomes Los Lobos and Funky Feat

Arts & Entertainment

Published: 10/17/18

The Garde Arts Center has a cool lineup of musicians coming up this fall (we’re talking Lindsey Buckingham and The Mavericks), and first on that list of great performers will be there Sunday: Los Lobos. The band may have...

Theatre Re presents 'Nature of Forgetting' at Conn College

Arts & Entertainment

Published: 10/17/18

Theatre Re’s “The Nature of Forgetting” delves into memory and dementia in a piece that uses elements of theater, movement and music. The show by this acclaimed London-based group comes to Connecticut College on...

Alanis Morissette plays Saturday in Mohegan Sun Arena

Arts & Entertainment

Published: 10/17/18

There's a lot going on in the world, at a tempo seemingly impossible to process and comprehend. So it's OK if your main association with Alanis Morissette is her 1995 album "Jagged Little Pill." Launched to multi-platinum status by the hit...

Book tip — November Road, Lou Berney

General

Published: 10/17/18

November Road Lou Berney Smarter and better read folks — of which there are plenty — are already well aware of Lou Berney, whose fusion of crime fiction and literature is up there with Ian Rankin and James Lee...

The Garde holds Halloween Film Fest 2018

Movies

Published: 10/17/18

The Garde Arts Center has offered its share of film series over the years, but it’s scaring up a new one for the season: Halloween Film Fest 2018. The selections range from older classics to newer releases, from horror films to...

Movie tip: "A Star Is Born"

Movies

Published: 10/17/18

MOVIE TIP A Star Is Born This is one of my favorite movies of the year. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s wonderful chemistry sparks the love story between his alcoholic fading music star Jackson Maine and her blue-collar,...

CD tip: "Desperate Man" by Eric Church

Arts & Entertainment

Published: 10/17/18

CD tip Desperate Man Eric Church Desperate? Hardly. Eric Church remains one of country music’s best singers and songwriters. His new release is a bit mellower than, say, his “Chief” and “The...

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

Politics

Published: 10/17/18

Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters head to the polls. It's all part of an effort to avoid the disappointment of previous elections when low turnout dashed high expectations.

Saturday's Pettypalooza honors late rock legend in Hygienic Art Park

Events

Published: 10/17/18

You'd have to be a true curmudgeon to detract from the loving spirit, noble intentions and what will assuredly be an evening of wonderful music Saturday at Pettypalooza, taking place in New London's Hygienic Art Park. Yeah, it's...

Roseanne's TV son: Filming 'The Conners' without Barr 'odd'

Movies

Published: 10/17/18

"The Conners" star Michael Fishman says dealing with the cancellation of "Roseanne" reboot was heartbreaking but describes the return of the cast in the revamped show without Roseanne Barr as a gift.

Local author tells 'Artful Dodger' story from WWI

Podcasts

Published: 10/17/18

Dirk Langeveld tells the story of millionaire Grover Cleveland Bergdoll, the most infamous draft dodger of the Great War and one of America's first airplane pilots.

John Gorka performs at Friday Night Folk in New London

Arts & Entertainment

Published: 10/17/18

Would there even BE folk music if some wise coffee shop owner hadn't, way back in the '50s, decided to push a few tables off to the side to provide space for guitar/harmonica-toting beatniks to sing their protest songs whilst...