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...



Upcoming concerts and shows

David Crosby — June 12 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $49-$69

Jason Derulo — April 27 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$80

Brothers Osbourne — June 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25, $40

Patti LaBelle — May 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $19-$39 

Steve Miller Band, Marty Stuart — Aug. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $50, $70

Gabriel Iglesias — Sept. 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $46-$69.50

Kodak Black — April 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $68-$148

Godsmack — July 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now; $35-$55




Sister suspects fiance caught flirting has much more hide

DEAR ABBY: My youngest sister started dating a man and they quickly moved in together. Six months into their relationship she got pregnant and they got engaged. Their wedding is planned for this summer. Recently she...

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...


Your stars Feb. 22

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A change may be your desire, but don't leap before you look. Get the lowdown, find out the facts and...