The week in The Day
Laif Overmoyer of North Stonington decorates his farm trailer which will be used to carry passengers in the annual North Stonington Memorial Day Parade along Wyassup Road Monday, May 28, 2012. Overmoyer and his father Mel, owner of Mello Ventures Farm in North Stonington are decorating the trailer prior to the beginning of the parade at the North Stonington Fairgrounds.
Two women paddle their kayaks along the Mystic River Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts student Christopher O'Flaherty, left, and Qimin Liu work on a cello player in the "Songs of Our City" mural by Liu and Mark McKee along the 80-foot long wall on the side of Caruso Music on Bank St. in New London Wednesday, May 30, 2012. "Songs of Our City" is one of four new murals being added to "Wall to Wall: The New London Mural Walk" this spring.
Jupiter Kalinowski, 11, of Norwich, a flagger in the Nutmeg Volunteers Jr. Ancient Fife and Drum Corps., examines blades of grass at the North Stonington Fairgrounds as members prepare to march in the annual North Stonington Memorial Day Parade along Wyassup Road Monday, May 28, 2012.
Firefighters from New London part of a crowd that spilled into a conference room attached to the New London City Council chambers watch from a doorway during a city council meeting Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Members of the New London police and fire departments protested outside city hall before the meeting about the possible layoffs in the police and fire departments.
East Lyme's Liz Miller returns the ball with her doubles partner Katherine Wu at the net during their Class M semifinal #1 doubles tennis match against Foran's Anna Levinson and Naagma Timakondu held at East Lyme High School Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Susan Prentice, left, of Old Lyme, wipes away a tear as she holds the American flag from the funeral of her father Louis Steinberg of East Lyme a Marine Veteran from the Korean War and the Vietnam War during annual Remembering Our Veterans Candlelight Vigil held on Liberty Green in downtown Niantic Sunday, May 27, 2012. Prentice a life-long East Lyme resident who recently just moved to Old Lyme, stand with her sister Lisa Steinberg, right, of East Lyme.
Anna Kudej, right, of NFA begins the third leg of the 4X800 relays during the CIAC Class LL boys and girls track championships at Manchester High School Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
Nakiranda Percy, 12, a member of the Destiny Africa Children's Choir, performs with 19 other members for students at the North Stonington Elementary School Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Montville High School senior Ruben Diaz works out in the school's weight room after school Wednesday May 23, 2012.
Mike Williams, a Waterford resident and ardent supporter of the New London Fire Department, gives a thumbs-up to a passing car as he stands at the intersection of Bank and Tilley streets with a sign that reads "Support New London Fire Department No Layoffs" Thursday, May 31, 2012. Williams, who's father is a retired city public works employee, aspires to be a firefighter and spends time visiting the city firehouse and considers the firefighters his friends. He says he will be standing on the street with his sign until the threat to layoff city firefighters is past.
Daniella Goldberg, 13, right, and Jamie Boisoneau, 13, both 7th graders at Pawcatuck Middle school, react after Goldberg successfully cracked open a practice chicken egg without damaging the egg's yolk during a workshop on life sciences with Mitchell College professor Dr. Kimberly Blake Friday, June 1, 2012 during G2O; Generating Girls' Opportunities Girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Expo at Mitchell College in New London.
State Rep. Ernest Hewett, right, listens as New London City Council President, and city firefighter, Michael Passero, left, speaks to the media gathered outside of fire headquarters on Bank St. after Harold A. Schaitberger, President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), met with union membership inside Friday, June 1, 2012. Schaitberger left immediately following that meeting to drive to Foxwoods where he was to address the issue of firefighter layoffs in New London with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy.
Kaiser, one of the NPD's Police Dogs, eyes the cake in the hands of his handler, Norwich Police K9 Officer John Perry as Perry, his family, and the Norwich Police Department celebrate the retirement of Kaiser from active duty during a small ceremony at Norwich Police Headquarters Wednesday May 30, 2012. Kaiser was a NPD Police Dog for Three and a half years, and will now become the Perry family's pet dog.
Alfred Mayo hugs his fiancee Loretta Rivera after she pinned on his badge after being sworn in as a new member of the New London Fire Department in the City Council chambers of New London City Hall Fri., June 1, 2012.
Students at the Mystic Aquarium's Sea School preschool program wash the mud from their limbs as they celebrate International Mud Day a month early Thursday, May 31, 2012. With the Sea School year coming to a close, the students culminated their dirt, worm and gardening lessons by celebrating the annual event—recognized worldwide on June 29—in their Sea School Green, an outdoor learning space specially designed for preschool learners. Sponsored by the World Forum Foundation’s Nature Action Collaborative for Children, International Mud Day connects people with the natural world, instills an appreciation for exploring the outdoors and lets children know that it’s okay to get dirty.
Honoree Jaye Wilson, principal of Winthrop Magnet Elementary School in New London, right, has her corsage pinned on by Liz Binger, director of OIC, during the Opportunities Industrialization Center of New London County (OIC) Community Champions Celebration held at the Clarke Center on the Mitchell College campus in New London Thursday, May 31, 2012. State Rep. Ernest Hewitt and Tom Kasprzak, vice president of Chelsea Groton Bank, were also honorees at the event.
Officer Michael Lax, right, and fellow New London police officers protest outside city hall about the possible layoffs in the police and fire departments before a city council meeting Tues., May 29, 2012. The blue number on Lax's shirt represents that he will be the sixth person in the police department to be laid off. Members of the New London Fire Department later joined the protest.
Frankie Ann Marcille, 17, of Mystic, a graduating senior at St. Bernard High School, practices during a ballet class at The Dance Extension in New London Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
Ledyard High School senior Savannah Simon works with Lucky, a therapy dog in training Friday May 25, 2012. Lucky is one of many dogs that Savannah has helped to train over the years and she is looking to study and work with therapy dogs after high school.
Sunshine Rangel, left, and her twin sister Carmela Rangel, 6, of New London play in the Kiddie Spray Park at Ocean Beach Park in New London Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Allissa Porter, right, 17, of Mystic, a senior at Stonington High School, communicates through sign language with her brother Robby Porter, 14, who has autism and is deaf, in the living room of their home Sunday, May 27, 2012.
East Lyme's Andy King returns the ball to East Lyme's Suryansh Patel during their ECC tennis final held at New London High School Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
Thomas Boyle of Uncasville applauds as a fellow graduate is introduced while he waits in the wings backstage to be the next called to cross the stage to accept his diploma during the New London Adult and Continuing Education graduation ceremony held in the New London High School auditorium Friday, June 1, 2012.
Waterford's Katelyn Haff, 3, slides safely in at home under the tag of Northwestern's Kristyn Ryan, 16, during the Class M softball state tournament quarterfinal game held at Veterans Field in Waterford Friday, June 1, 2012.
Fitch's Shawn Nadeau, 3, releases a pitch against Jonathan Law during the Class L state quarterfinal baseball game held at Fitch High School in Groton Saturday, June 2, 2012.
Det. Frank Jarvis of the New London Police Department watches over a helicopter sitting on the private beach of a home on Pequot Avenue in New London located next door to the Thames River Yacht Club after landing due to fog conditions. The helicopter will not be able to take off until it is inspected to make sure it is mechanically sound.
Ryan Govoni, 5, sits with his mother Cindy Govoni of East Hampton, Conn. while attending the send-off ceremony for the Connecticut Army National Guard's 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG), 928th Military Police Kennel Master Military Working Dog (MWD) Team and the 11th Military Police Explosive Military Working Dog (MWD) Team that will be deployed to Afghanistan. Cindy Govoni's brother Master Sgt. Bill Cone Jr. of Channock, RI is a member of the 1109th. The ceremony was held at 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group hangar in Groton Saturday, June 2, 2012.
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