How Andy Cohen taught ‘Watch What Happens Live’ showrunner Deirdre Connolly to roll with the punches


She studied political science at Boston College and was planning to move to Washington, D.C., to forge a career in the federal government. But an internship for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in her final year of college left Connolly at a crossroads.

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Outer Light Brewing Co. offers organic beer

Groton-based Outer Light Brewing Company has released Outsider Organic India Pale Ale, which they say, to their knowledge, is the first certified organic beer released by a Connecticut brewery. Outer Light Brewing Company was certified...

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Rick's List — Plane-Towed Banner Edition

In the summer, especially on holidays like July 4th, Labor Day and National Humidity Day, when the beaches are packed with folks whose only focus is not on having fun but rather on stuff like where to get the best insurance deals, I always look...

Rapids, lakes and bugs: An Allagash adventure, Part II

Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

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Man becomes more distant after moving in with girlfriend

DEAR ABBY: After being together for a year, my boyfriend and I recently moved in together. Since then he hasn't been home much. We don't spend time together the way we used to when we first started dating. He has changed a...

Sisters planning Europe trip plotting to leave husband behind

DEAR ABBY: My son just got a job in Europe and has invited me to visit when he and his family are settled. I have never traveled out of the country, and I'm excited to go. I suggested staying at least a month, and he and his wife...

Parents unsure how to have "the talk" with son

DEAR ABBY: I have a young, preteen grandson who is asking his parents "facts of life" questions. They are bewildered about how to give him the information. I'd be grateful if you could share details of the publication you have...

Husband refuses to discuss wife's important questions

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for three years. He's 26, and I'm 28. We have a good life, and he loves my 9-year-old daughter like his own child. My husband is originally from Turkey and comes from a good...

Structure of dad's will leaves daughter feeling left out

DEAR ABBY: My sister and I are 42 and 50. Our parents divorced 30 years ago, and Dad has been remarried for about 20 years. Although he lives across the country, we see him twice a year and have what I think is a healthy, strong...

Wife caught in middle of family's rift with husband

DEAR ABBY: My husband said something very derogatory to my cousin's sister-in-law at a family party. She told my cousin right away. Instead of coming to me, my cousin went to my brothers and sisters-in-law. They confronted my...

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