Book tip: "The Long Way Home," Richard Chizmar

If it's true that horror fiction, as a genre, seems to comprise an increasingly small slice of the publishing marketplace, what's a fan to do? Well, for one thing, order a copy of Richard Chizmar's new collection, "The Long Way Home." Chizmar, the founder and...

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Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress and socialite, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the heiress and “poor little rich girl” in a sensational 1930s custody trial who survived a famously disjointed childhood to become an actress, artist, designer and author, has died. She was 95.

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A piece of New London history

One chapter in the history of medicine of New London County has just been closed with the retirement of two physicans, Dr. Peter Milstein and Dr. Brian Ehrlich

Rick's List — Retirement Gift Registry edition

At some point — long after this sort of thing would have occurred to a reasonable human being — I realized that life wasn't strictly a moment-to-moment proposition. This was in my early 40s, when I was married and my wife...

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Nghtmre + Slander — Sept. 21 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$79.50



William Shatner — Oct. 5 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $49-$69

Justin Hayward — Oct. 12 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $59,$69

George Lopez — Oct. 26 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$89

Hozier — Nov. 15 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$79

Stone Temple Pilots — Sept. 8 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$49.50

Nghtmre + Slander — Sept. 21 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29.50-$79.50

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Daughter troubled by mother struggles with reconnection

DEAR ABBY: I have an extensive history of childhood trauma. I was sexually abused by my stepfather for 15 years. When I turned him in, my family turned their backs on me. I was told it could have been handled within the family,...

Mother-in-law's nighttime attire causes consternation

DEAR ABBY: I have a wonderful mother-in-law whom I love very much. She frequently stays overnight in my home. I also have two young sons. My mother-in-law recently mentioned to me that she doesn't wear underwear to bed and never has,...

Your stars June 27

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take nothing and no one for granted. If you want something done, do it yourself. Go easy when making changes. Think your plans through to the end before you begin. An old flame will come to mind or try...

Slide phone user is irritated by pressure to upgrade

DEAR ABBY: My friends and family constantly ask me when I plan to get a new phone. I have a slide phone. I used to have a flip phone, which also drew the same questions. I am not a phone person. I have a land line at home with...

Lake house vacation tradition changes after mom's passing

DEAR ABBY: Every summer, my husband and I, our two boys and my parents would take several vacations at Mom and Dad's lake home. This is where Dad grew up and where we spent countless vacations as children. It holds much...

Top high school student plans to take on college by herself

DEAR ABBY: My niece, "Amelia," was a straight-A student in high school. She took advanced placement courses from 10th grade through 12th and was in all honors classes. She talked about going into the medical field after she got...

Mom is miffed that son gets no one-on-one time with dad

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have been divorced for five years. I have sole custody of our 6-year-old son, "Charlie." My ex lives five hours away with his current wife and her four children. He makes time to see our son only a...

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