Want some local flavor? Try an oyster


Thirty years ago there were 10 or less varieties of oysters. Today there are more than 100.

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BITS AND TIPS


Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level shake-up following several rough months culminating in the six-month suspension of "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams for...

COLUMNS

A doctor’s purpose, whittled down

Ever since I can remember, I have always loved building things.

Hills worth saving, for Pete’s sake

Friday Night Folk at All Souls, the region’s bastion of folk music to joyfully support social justice and outreach activities, has picked a truly local grassroots cause to honor at its second annual tribute to American folk icon and political...

BIG TICKET

A look at upcoming concerts and shows

Santana - Aug. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $39.50, $59.50

Jeff Ross - June 5 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $30-$50

Jeff Foxworthy - April 24 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $45, $65

Paul Anka - April 24 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $65

Frank Sinatra, Jr. - May 29 and 30 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $55

Louise Goffin - April 10 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $22

J. Cole, Big Sean - Aug. 8 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 27; $26-$80.75

Kid Rock, Foreigner - June 24 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $24

DEAR ABBY

Husband’s secret texting puts his wife on high alert

DEAR ABBY: I was recently told by a friend that my husband had sent her texts of an inappropriate and sexual nature.

Wedding invitations don’t need to include everyone at work

DEAR ABBY: I teach at a fairly small school. My grade-level teaching team consists of five teachers who work closely together.

Woman misses the affection that fiance shows to pets

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Bubba,” and I have a small disagreement that I would love your take on.

A house is worth having only if it feels like home

DEAR ABBY: I am 23 and my husband is 27. We’ve been married for two years.

Pregnant teen needs support and guidance

DEAR ABBY: My best friend from school is pregnant. Her baby’s father is practically nonexistent, and she has no other friends besides me and one other person.

Sleepwalker’s restless habit has turned into a nightmare

DEAR ABBY: I am engaged to “Tony,” whom I have known since first grade. We live with his mother under the same roof, but in separate rooms.

Overpacking for business trip prompts questions of trust

DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 40s and my boyfriend of three years is 12 years older.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - March 4

PISCES: Mix business with pleasure. Take on a job that you find entertaining and easy.

CELEBRITY NEWS

Reports of Smith's 'Downton' exit may be premature

Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

Next season of ‘Downton Abbey’ will be Smith’s last

The one character who can go toe-to-toe with Lady Mary’s dour-faced shade-throwing and emerge victorious will depart “Downton...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

After years of grumbling that he couldn't get a head coaching gig, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has emerged as much more than an ex-jock diagramming an...