YMCA hosts 30th annual Mystic River Valley Triathlon

The Ocean Community YMCA, Mystic Branch will host the 30th annual Mystic River Valley Triathlon on Sunday, June 14.

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Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?

Rick's List: Improved condolences edition

There are only so many ways to express sympathy ... until now.

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Mother’s alcoholism poses serious threat to her baby

DEAR ABBY: I just realized I’m six weeks pregnant. I have always wanted to start a family and raise children with my fiance, but I have a big problem.

Being a good listener is the best way to be heard

DEAR ABBY: I am responding to “Tired of Talking to Myself” (Feb. 13), whose husband’s ears slam shut when she begins to speak.

Mom fears news of ex’s abuse will cause split with her son

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, “Meg,” was sexually abused at the age of 3 by her father 25 years ago.

Husband’s caring ministry doesn’t extend to his wife

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to the same man for 20 years. He likes having people around ALL the time, and because he is a minister, we often can’t avoid it.

Sister getting married opts out of all-inclusive affair

DEAR ABBY: My only sister, “Carolyn,” is getting married in two months. I’m ecstatic for her.

Boy’s questions about faith call for a careful response

DEAR ABBY: I have a question about how to handle a situation with one of my grandsons. “Rory” came to me recently to talk about religion.

Adopted teen can’t shake anger felt for birth mother

DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13 and I’m struggling with a lot of different things. I was adopted when I was a baby, so I never lived with my birth mother.

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