Dangerous tree: neighborly duties?

Q. A neighbor whose house is behind ours has a tree with several large, dead limbs. When they fall, they will fall on my fence and garage. Another neighbor, whose house is also in jeopardy from the dead limbs, asked him to remove them, but he refused. What is the protocol and what is the... Read More

The Fault in Our Stars: Meaningful tribute to perseverance

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in The Fault in Our Stars

As parents, we try to protect our children from anything or anyone that can hurt them. While we can’t guarantee they will be happy and healthy, despite our efforts, we hope and pray they always face better days. Of the many fears we may experience as parents, the thought of a child facing a ...

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‘Guilty pleasures’ for summer TV viewing

On the Town, partially filmed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

For people who love movies, it’s easy (and fun) to access the film archives to relive favorite moments in movies. And, this weekend, thanks to broadcast and cable television, you can check out some guilty pleasures from yesteryear you may not have seen for a while. Here are a few. Susan Slade ...

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Fishing Report for June 13: generally good catches

LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is generally good but post spawn fishing can be tough. Areas to try include Amos Lake, Ball Pond, Bantam Lake, Bashan Lake, Batterson Park Pond, Beseck Lake, Billings Lake, Bishop Pond, Black Pond (Meriden), Burr Pond, Candlewood Lake, Cedar Lake, Congamond Lakes, ...

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2014 Subaru BRZ Premium: Nice handling, enough power

2014 Subaru BRZ Premium

Subaru earned its chops in the performance-car sector 12 years ago with the introduction of the WRX, a very fast 4-door compact sedan based on the more pedestrian Impreza. The decidedly unconventional Japanese automaker has dabbled in sports coupes (or, more accurately, sporty-looking coupes) ...

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Sing for Your Shakespeare is superior

Seated, Stephen DeRosa, Karen Akers; standing, Britney Coleman, Constantine Germanacos, Laurie Wells, Darius de Haas in the world premiere musical revue, “Sing for Your Shakespeare,” June 3 - 22, at Westport Country Playhouse. —Carol Rosegg

“Sing For Your Shakespeare,” currently playing at the Westport Country Playhouse is a most witty, enchanting, and superb musical revue. Here is a 90-minute, no-intermission production that is so good, one wishes it would go on longer. How often does that happen? Leave it to Mark Lamos, artistic ...

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Dealing with: neighbors, texters, and restaurants

Q.  My next-door neighbors pull their car out of the garage every morning, all year long, and leave it running for about 25 minutes. Their parents told them they needed to do this to warm the car up so it would run better. It makes us crazy because it is noisy and sends gas fumes... Read More