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The bodyguard and the biscuit baker

During the Revolution, private citizens foiled the schemes of spies and potential assassins. A a young soldier from New London is an example.

A mountain hike: No view, no problem

One of the Northeast’s most rewarding panoramic vistas extends in every direction from Saddleback Mountain’s 4,121-foot peak in Western Maine.

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

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DEAR ABBY

Wedding reception rescinded for one of two aunts

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is getting married. Due to COVID restrictions, she had to cut back her guest list after sending "save the dates." She wrote nice letters to those who were now uninvited, explaining the situation and how...

Online relationship blossoms for older woman

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I met a wonderful man online. He's from Wales in the U.K. He's 21 years younger than I am, so, naturally, I'm cautious about how our relationship will hold up through the years. (He's 42; I'm...

Grandma's responsibilities begin to pile up

DEAR ABBY: My daughter is pregnant with her second child. Her first, my granddaughter, is 2, and the light of my life. I lovingly offered to take care of her when it's time for my daughter to have the baby. She's having a...

New living arrangement includes proposition

DEAR ABBY: Six months into the pandemic I was furloughed, then laid off a few months later. Because of the loss of income, I could no longer afford my rent and was forced to move. It was tough finding anything affordable in the...

Husband's pantyhose fixation bothers wife

DEAR ABBY: I'm having difficulty understanding my husband's obsession with pantyhose. When we met 10 years ago, he explained to me during a phone conversation that he liked wearing pantyhose and nylon stockings. He's not an...

Young adult struggling as a full-time caregiver

DEAR ABBY: I'm 23 years old and caring for my two grandparents. My dad, their only son, lives with them, but avoids them at all costs, no matter how much I beg him to help. He causes more problems than he solves. I graduated from...

Reader claims many obituaries are missing key information

DEAR ABBY: This may seem inconsequential, but there seems to be a growing trend of omitting a woman's maiden name in obituaries. As someone in my 70s, I read the obits more often, but I know I have missed opportunities to send...

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Your stars Aug. 1

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take an aggressive approach in order to get things done. Discipline and determination will help you...