MY LIFE - Survival kit ready for winter weather

My winter emergency survival kit has finally been assembled and placed in the car and I can now breathe a little easier when setting out in our frigid and unpredictable New England weather. The fact... more

THE RECIPE BOX - Make the most of your time with this Crock Pot pork roast

BURRILLVILLE - It's time to dust off your Crock Pot and make your precious little time work better for you. Linda Colvin shared her recipe for pork roast with her homemade whole berry cranberry sauce... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING - More 'nutty' parents

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have... more

REEL LIFE WITH JANE - Kevin Costner is back on the big screen in 'Black or White'

New movies in theaters this week feature Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer in a touching drama, Karl Urban and James Marsden in a psychological thriller, and Sam Lerner and Jonny Weston in a time-... more

SMART MOVES - How to choose a friendly neighborhood

The residents of high-income neighborhoods often have busy travel schedules and hectic social calendars. So does that mean plush neighborhoods are less welcoming to newcomers than less affluent ones... more