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

A special sandwich for Dad: Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce

Grilled steak with garlic-horseradish sauce on ciabatta roll.

Warm summer nights are filled with crickets singing their songs. The sound of firecrackers and cherry bombs off in the distance, mingling with hot dogs roasting somewhere in the neighborhood, brings us right back to our youth. It’s funny how just a whiff of something can transport you to ...

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Stars — Garson, Gable, Tracy, Taylor — shine in classic films

The stars shine on the screen this weekend in a range of films that remind us how movies of the past can entertain. Thanks to broadcast and cable television, these forgotten offerings shine again. Check them out. Sunrise at Campobello (1960) In the 1940s, Greer Garson could do no wrong, winning ...

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Chef: Tasty surprise from the movie kitchen

Chef is a tasty surprise.

In a summer filled with action films, computer-generated adventures and concept comedies — as well as reheated movie sequels — Chef, a quiet, human story about real people could get lost in the cinema kitchen. But thanks to the deft writing of Jon Favreau, and his no-nonsense direction, Chef ...

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Milford’s Eastbound Theatre has a treasure in ‘To Gillian on her 37th Birthday’

Deanna Hartog of Westport and Emily Pisarra of Milford in Eastbound Theatre's production of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday.

Sunday, June 8, was Pirates Day in Milford.  Throngs of people wearing eye patches and pirate headdress filled the sidewalks and streets of Milford center.  The town was alive with excitement. All of this has to do with the 300-year-old story of Captain Kidd’s connection to Milford and rumors ...

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Bass, trout, bluefish, stripers — good prospects for weekend anglers

Bluefish.

Fresh Water Fishing LARGEMOUTH BASSfishing continues to be generally good although there’s lots of variability in fish location (both within and between lakes) with anglers finding the bass either on beds, or off beds, and moving deep (but with a few under structure). Good reports for last week ...

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2015 Kia Sorento SX AWD: A fine seven-seater SUV

2015 Kia Sorento SX AWD

The Kia Sorento we test-drove last month bore little resemblance to the one we considered buying about 10 years ago. That model was nice looking – it bore a striking resemblance to the rugged-but-elegant Mercedes-Benz M Class – and the price was right. But it was unrefined and boring to drive. ...

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