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What to know about the risks of restaurant takeout and delivery — and how to minimize them

An estimated 75 percent of Americans are now living under stay-at-home orders because of the coronavirus, which may be one big reason why we're typing the following phrases into Google as fast as our malnourished fingers will allow it: "Is it...

Website offers consumers a direct connection to fresh seafood

Connecticut aquaculture farmers offering direct sales of fresh shellfish and other products to consumers can now be found easily on the newly created aquaculture sales website:

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Rick's List — Count the Ways Edition

Scribe can't quell death anxiety.

Traipsing on North Stonington’s trails: Vernal pools, stone walls and cockfighting rings

Hikers tramping through the woods of southeastern Connecticut sometimes stumble upon debris that reflect an era when farmers left defunct equipment to rust in the field and buried their household trash nearby. It can be disconcerting to encounter...

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Mom is caught in the middle between dad and adult children

DEAR ABBY: My husband wants me to stop speaking to our adult children. He says they have both offended him, and he wants an apology from them. My daughter didn't help him when he was out of the home for a few months and had...

Dedicated dieter is criticized for refusing offers of food

DEAR ABBY: How would you suggest I deal with people who continually want to sabotage my diet? I worked very hard to drop more than 30 pounds. I also have digestive health issues that are no one's business. An example:...

Spoiled niece has a history of misbehaving at parties

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I want to host a college graduation party for our son. The problem is, one of my sisters has four children -- three teenagers and an 11-year-old who doesn't behave at parties. My sister calls her "Our...

Friendship with alcoholic causes guilt, sorrow

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend who is an alcoholic. I met her when we first moved here five years ago. At that time, I wasn't aware of her drinking problem. Over the years it has become very apparent. I have yelled at her, shown deep...

Home renovations hit a bump when mother-in-law moves in

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 15 years. Before we married, I purchased a house. He moved in a month after our wedding and made a lot of improvements to it. We are now in the process of doing more...

Girlfriend says man should find a new home after prison

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of 15 years is in prison. We have two children together. Our relationship has been rough. We had a fight, and he went to jail for it. Another reason he went to prison is he violated his probation and...

Grandfather has trouble connecting with grandsons

DEAR ABBY: My husband has a contentious relationship with our grandchildren. He generally is a fun, happy and interesting person. But by nature he is not "hands on" when it comes to children. Our son and daughter have great...

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Your stars April 9

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Listen, evaluate what's said and consider how to proceed without making a fuss. Less talk and more...