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C&W star Brantley Gilbert headlines Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday

Brantley Gilbert (Robb Cohen, Invision/AP)

Brantley Gilbert plays the Mohegan Sun Arena with Mitchell Tenpenny appearing in support.



Bluesman Studebaker John plays Oat Theater Friday

Chicago bluesman Studebaker John headlines the Oat Theater in Norwich Friday for their Blues on Broadway series.


Sink or swim: Experts bracing for climate change

Imagine floodwater and high tides regularly inundating downtown Mystic.

The invasion of roseate spoonbills

Spoonbills are heron-like wading birds that resemble the flamingo and behave somewhat like the rare wood storks of south Florida.




Wife of three decades h as never initiated intimacy

DEAR ABBY: After 28 years of marriage, is it strange that I would like my wife to initiate sex? I would like to know that she is interested, not just me. When I brought it up three weeks ago, her response again was, "We can...

Pandemic leaves man's social skills 'rusty'

DEAR ABBY: I am a guy who is 27. I have always been somewhat shy and reserved, but I do like people and I like mixing. After more than a year of being "locked down" during the COVID-19 pandemic, although I was fine being...

Job search stress impacts family's interactions

DEAR ABBY: I am currently without a job. I hesitated to inform my mother because I was sure her reaction would only add to my stress. I was right. She constantly corners me about my efforts to find a job. I talk to her nearly...

Long friendship takes sharp turn over finances

DEAR ABBY: A friend of 40 years is always saying what she can't afford, yet she owns property, has a 401(k), always finds additional work in her field and buys the cheapest groceries. She won't spend a dime, even when it's...

Cancer patient's wig draws unwanted attention

DEAR ABBY: I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and I'm undergoing chemotherapy. My children are still in school. I have lost all my hair and wear a wig when out in the community. It closely approximates my pre-cancer...

Teen navigates opposing currents of religion, reality

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 16-year-old girl, and I've been struggling a little bit. My family is super-Christian. They believe that members of the LGBTQ community are sinful because of who they are. I do not agree. I have a small...

Woman starting to see through boyfriend's big talk

DEAR ABBY: I am a 41-year-old divorced woman. My two grown children live with their dad. I have been in a relationship with "Sir Talks-a-Lot" for 16 months. I feel like I love him, but I'm having lots of doubts. When I don't see...


Your stars Sept. 16

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Lean toward those who owe you a favor; you'll get the boost you need to make your way forward. An...