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You don’t need eagle eyes to bird-watch from a kayak

Less than five minutes after we launched our kayaks on the Connecticut River south of Lyme's Hamburg Cove the other day, a shadow swept over the slate-gray water and the three of us peered skyward just as a bald eagle soared past. Seconds...

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

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

 

 

DEAR ABBY

Son keeps his social life from his parents' view

DEAR ABBY: Our 22-year-old son stays with us. He has a part-time job and goes to school part-time. He is somewhat secretive. We don't know his friends or where he goes. One day he brought a male friend over and they hung...

Grandma is collateral damage in man's war with mother

DEAR ABBY: I'm close to 70 and have three grown children. I've been a widow for 15 years. My oldest son, age 45, has pretty much cut himself off from our fairly close family. His reason: Two years ago, after I had surgery for...

One nice turn grows awkward when friend asks too much

DEAR ABBY: About a year ago, a good friend, "Beth," went through a violent tragedy that destroyed her family. My husband and I own a small waterfront property, so during the months following, I took Beth away for the weekend to...

New mother can't let go of story of baby's death

DEAR ABBY: I recently had a baby, and I have been diagnosed as having postpartum depression. I have tried all of the prescribed medications but took myself off them because of the side effects. The issue I'm having is I read a news story...

Relationship with Mr. Right goes wrong as values collide

DEAR ABBY: Nine months ago I met this incredible guy and we fell in love. We got along so well. He's smart, good-looking, has a great career and there didn't seem to be any problems. Six months later, he casually mentioned...

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...

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Your stars Feb. 21

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look for an opportunity, and jump at the chance to make a positive change. Refuse to let someone put...