Dispatches to Darien
Visitors climb the imposing Grand Staircase of Catherine the Greats Winter Palace on the River Neva, which she referred to as The Hermitage. For years, Catherine occupied the palace alone - excerpt for servants and mice. (Granville Toogood photos)

Dispatches to Darien: St. Petersburg — Fairy Tale of the North

Even in the milling crowds that flow in silent awe through endless corridors and cavernous…

A lone policeman stands vigil at St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, erected by Ivan the Terrible in the 16th Century, and to this day one of Old Russia's most iconic attractions. (Granville Toogood photos)

Dispatches to Darien: Moscow, Russia’s Oz

The highway from Moscow airport to the city, about 20 miles away, is the world’s…


Dispatches to Darien: Singapore — Gateway to two worlds

Singapore sees drugs, not money, as the root of all evil. Singaporeans love money. Its…

Noroton Fire Department respond to a down tree and power line at Thomasina Lane.

Police, firefighters respond to fallen tree

[photoshow] Noroton fire fighters were on the scene at Thomasina Lane, where a fallen tree…

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