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Thames River Gallery opens 'Whimsies and More'

“Herreshoff S Class” by Tod Johnstone

Two well-known New England artists will be featured in the first exhibition of the newly renamed Thames River Gallery, 239 Bank St., New London.  Called "Whimsies and More," the exhibition features regional model makers and artists Roger Marshall and Tod Johnstone. Marshall, of...

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Spring awakens on Rhode Island’s North-South Trail

The trail connects the state’s rocky and hilly terrain at the Massachusetts border with sandy beaches and crashing waves along the coast.

An increasing number of robins winter here

In reality, they are with us through the toughest winter weather and live in a wide variety of habitats

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Accusations fly after friend develops COVID

DEAR ABBY: A friend of 35 years recently accused me of exposing her and her mother to COVID. She told me she thinks I did it on purpose because I thought so little of them. This is not true! I had been home for eight days...

Long marriage becomes abusive over time

DEAR ABBY: My husband's dad, "Adam," is very mellow and can talk to anyone. His mom, "Eve," is friendly, but a little more reserved. Early in their marriage, Adam was a drinker, and my mother-in-law has never forgiven him...

Mother-daughter fight leads to threats of leaving home

DEAR ABBY: My best friend (since we were babies) and I are having a disagreement. She had two kids when she was 16 and 17 who are now in their early 20s. One of them still lives rent-free under her roof. My friend struggled...

Man's tattoos draw disapproval from wife

DEAR ABBY: My tattoos are destroying my marriage, and I just don't understand why. I'm a 56-year-old elementary art teacher and the father of three grown children. Since I was young, I have loved the artistic expression of...

DNA tests make racial heritage undeniable

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband was the product of an extramarital, interracial relationship. Both of the parents who raised him are white, and he has always denied he was biracial despite the obvious physical characteristics that say...

After-hours texting keeps retiree up at night

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are both recently retired. Our 19-year-old daughter lives 100 miles away at college. My wife has an elderly mother. My problem is family and friends who text early in the morning. When I was...

Man is weighed down by sadness four years after separation

DEAR ABBY: I've been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request. It was justified. I wasn't the best husband. I wasn't abusive, but I was sad and feeling sorry for myself, like now. I took her for granted...

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Your stars April 16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get involved in something you care about, and it will lead to a new beginning. Be the pioneer that you...