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The bodyguard and the biscuit baker

During the Revolution, private citizens foiled the schemes of spies and potential assassins. A a young soldier from New London is an example.

A mountain hike: No view, no problem

One of the Northeast’s most rewarding panoramic vistas extends in every direction from Saddleback Mountain’s 4,121-foot peak in Western Maine.

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DEAR ABBY

Wife not interested in raising husband's love child

DEAR ABBY: My husband of three years informed me that he'd had a brief affair and fathered a baby. We worked through it, and I decided to stay in the marriage. The mother of the child is in a new relationship. I am 10 years older...

Diabetic's monitor is more than an office annoyance

DEAR ABBY: "Disturbed in Texas" (June 5) was annoyed by the sound of a diabetic co-worker's "beeper" going off frequently. "Disturbed" may not fully understand this situation. The "beeper" is a continuous glucose monitor (CGM),...

Rekindled romance isn't creating much heat

DEAR ABBY: Over the last couple of years, I have become close with someone I was intimately involved with 20 years ago. We had a relatively short but very passionate relationship back then, which she ended for reasons that I'm...

Wedding reception rescinded for one of two aunts

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is getting married. Due to COVID restrictions, she had to cut back her guest list after sending "save the dates." She wrote nice letters to those who were now uninvited, explaining the situation and how...

Online relationship blossoms for older woman

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I met a wonderful man online. He's from Wales in the U.K. He's 21 years younger than I am, so, naturally, I'm cautious about how our relationship will hold up through the years. (He's 42; I'm...

Grandma's responsibilities begin to pile up

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is pregnant with her second child. Her first, my granddaughter, is 2, and the light of my life. I lovingly offered to take care of her when it's time for my daughter to have the baby. She's having a...

New living arrangement includes proposition

DEAR ABBY: Six months into the pandemic I was furloughed, then laid off a few months later. Because of the loss of income, I could no longer afford my rent and was forced to move. It was tough finding anything affordable in the...