Mystic Seaport exhibit recreates how people used to get their picture taken

Edward Wiggins and his dog posed in a wicker chair in the 1890s. (Mystic Seaport Museum)

The show celebrates two local portrait photographers and recreates the full experience of getting your picture taken in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.



Mystic Seaport Museum hosts inaugural Ice Festival

Ice didn’t work out so well for the members of the ill-fated 1800s Franklin expedition to the Arctic, as examined in the exhibition “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition” that’s on view now at the...


You call THAT a snowstorm?

For outdoor enthusiasts in the region, this has been the winter of our discontent.

Rick's List — When I'm 64 Edition

By most accounts, Paul McCartney wrote the music and melody for "When I'm Sixty-Four" when he was still a teenager. Rock 'n' roll was still in its early years, and Macca thought at that point his musical future might well be...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Jason Aldean — May 3, 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $69.50-$119.50

Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe — June 7 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $78-$168

En Vogue, SWV, Ginuwine — May 10 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $78-$168

John Fogerty — March 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$125

The Chainsmokers — Sept. 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$89

Pentatonix — June 13 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at noon today; $39, $69

Jackson Browne — June 29 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $48-$99

Heart, Sheryl Crow, Elle King — July 20 at Xfinity Theatre; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$129.50




Young divorcee is reluctant to talk about her marriage

DEAR ABBY: When I was 18, I married someone who, at the time, I loved very much. It happened sort of spur of the moment. Not even six months into the marriage, he cheated on me. I am now 20, divorced and finally feel ready...

Readers advocate respect for opposing viewpoints

—DEAR ABBY: I'm writing regarding "Open-Minded in the South" (Nov. 24), the Christian woman who's a supporter of the LGBTQ community. She's concerned about her boyfriend's mother's inability to see her viewpoint and the...

Your stars Feb. 15

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Share your thoughts and opinions with someone you share personal plans with, and you will come up with solutions that will allow you both to get a little of what you want moving forward. Team effort is...

Lovers aren't the only ones who celebrate Valentine's Day

DEAR ABBY: Valentine's Day is here and, to be honest, I don't know much about St. Valentine. So I wonder if he meant the day to only be about lovers. Is there any reason I shouldn't send valentines to my friends? Why should...

May-December romance trips on question of having kids

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 67-year-old single white man. My girlfriend is 21 and African-American. We have been together a year and a half and are deeply in love. We have lots of fun together and go out and do things. When we are out...

Second wife-to-be wants man's name all to herself

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I both got divorced about the same time, but his took much longer to become final. It is finally over, so we have begun talking seriously about marriage and starting a family. During one of our...

Family registers disapproval by unfriending man's fiance

DEAR ABBY: After two years of dating, my boyfriend and I recently got engaged. We're in our 30s and grew up in the same town. It will be a second marriage for both of us. We were each previously married close to 10 years. I have...


Your stars Feb. 16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't be tricked into doing something that isn't in your best interest. Listen to what's being said or...