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  • Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin's footsteps in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...? I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...
  • Officials Say Reduced Hours Coming For Poquonock Post Office

    Officials Say Reduced Hours Coming For Poquonock Post Office
    WINDSOR — About 24 Poquonock residents met with postal officials Wednesday to learn the results of a recent survey and discuss the future of their village post office. The U.S. Postal Service had sought comments from its Poquonock customers...
  • LAPD sergeant's daughter faces prison for trying to conceal fatal crash

    LAPD sergeant's daughter faces prison for trying to conceal fatal crash
    A Los Angeles police sergeant's daughter faces two years in prison for trying to cover up a fatal hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist in Gardena, officials said. Vanessa Marie Yanez, 23, pleaded no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor vehicular...
  • A box of mini Oreos for some of America's smallest towns

    A box of mini Oreos for some of America's smallest towns
    On Monday, tiny packages will be shipped to the Village of Palmer, Ill., population 229, to celebrate its small-town status. As one of the most petite places to live in the state, Palmer residents were chosen to receive free pint-sized packages of...
  • Tropico's post office branch stops sorting

    Tropico's post office branch stops sorting
    Tropico's branch of the U.S. Postal Service will stop sorting mail for delivery beginning Saturday as part of ongoing cost-cutting measures, but retail services such as selling stamps and renting P.O. boxes will continue to be offered at the site. The...
  • Believe it: Ripley's contest gets weirdest stuff by mail

    Believe it: Ripley's contest gets weirdest stuff by mail
    The mail coming to Ripley Entertainment these days is just as weird as the company's believe-it-or-not exhibits. A raccoon skull, an unusual set of antlers, a pink hula hoop, a roll of dental floss, a bowl of cereal and a 5-foot-tall inflatable palm...
  • Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps

    Postal Service criticized for favoring pop culture on stamps
    Harry Potter, Elvis and Bugs Bunny share one thing in common: Traditional stamp collectors are no fans. Some philatelists say the committee that helps the postmaster general pick new stamps is favoring pop celebrities and fictional characters over...
  • Yellow fever terrified region 115 years ago

    No one who saw the front page of the Aug. 1, 1899, Daily Press had to think twice about the potentially lethal news of yellow fever at the Old Soldiers' Home in Hampton. "A DREADED VISITOR," the lead headline intoned, underscoring the awful power of the...
  • WWII love letters finally arrive in Chicago

     WWII love letters finally arrive in Chicago
    Entrusting deep feelings to a flimsy envelope and an 8-cent stamp is an act of faith. But that's exactly what A.L. Fragakis did in 1945 when he was in the Navy and mailed two letters to his sweetheart back home in Chicago. Almost 70 years later, those...
  • Public Hearing Scheduled At Poquonock Fire House

    The United States Postal Service has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Poquonock Fire House. The purpose of the hearing is to present the results of a recent survey of postal customers utilizing the Poquonock Post Office....
  • Social Security computer boondoggle proves conservatives' point [Letter]

    Social Security computer boondoggle proves conservatives' point [Letter]
    Is anyone surprised that after six years and $300 million, the Social Security Administration computers are not close to working ("Social Security computer system still not working after six years," July 24). The distaste that conservatives have for big...