What Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys learned from Mister Rogers for ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Tom Hanks plays children's TV host Fred Rogers in

"The thing that no one could quite believe is that the purpose (of the show) was good — the purpose was to make little kids feel safe."




Beware when wild turkeys rule the roost

According to published reports, turkeys have been terrorizing Toms River Township — chasing and trying to bite people, pecking on windows and blocking traffic.

Rick's List — Dark Web Clickbait Edition

"Don't go there!" scribe is warned.


Weary wife is ready to leave loveless, unfulfilled marriage

DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 24 years and have two daughters, 18 and 14. I'm in a business with my husband and work six days a week. We don't take vacations, go on date nights or spend time together outside of work. I...

Friend fears for family living in piles of clutter

DEAR ABBY: I have a close friend who is an extreme hoarder. She and her husband have a beautiful, large, custom-built home that is stacked floor to ceiling with clutter. There are only narrow paths to walk around. Clothes,...

Patron is bruised and battered in altercation with waitress

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I were getting ready to leave after dinner at a restaurant we've patronized for 15 years. I went to the ladies' room and was washing my hands when a waitress I don't care for came barging in, got in my...

Smoker's wife draws a line in the bedroom until he quits

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 27 years. We love each other and raised two beautiful children together. When we started dating, we were both smokers. My wife quit 20 years ago, but I continued. Two years ago, my...

Off-topic discussions cause patient to question therapist

DEAR ABBY: I have been working through major anxiety issues with a therapist for the last few months. Sometimes he is very helpful; other times he goes off on tangents, talking about topics I don't feel the need to discuss (and...

Memories of childhood abuse occupy survivor's thoughts

DEAR ABBY: I have some bad memories connected with my mother, who was physically abusive. It wasn't consistent, but sometimes she would lose it, and I was beaten quite badly a few times. It weighs on my mind intermittently, and I...