The week in The Day
David Lopez, 3, of New London, tries on a New London High School football team helmet as he watches from the sidelines during the first day of practice at Canamella Field in New London Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.
World Harmony Run participant Varalika Zmeu, of the Republic of Moldova, breaks into laughter as students at the Montessori Discovery School in Norwich try to guess her home country Monday, Aug. 12, 2012 as the runners continue their four-month circumnavigation of the United States beginning in New York City in April and ending there this week. The World Harmony Run, which is run every other year, started in 1987 as the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.
Beachgoers look on at the scene of a single-engine plane crash in the marshes of Alewife Cove off Waterford Town Beach Monday, Aug. 12, 2012. The pilot of the aircraft refused medical treatment at the scene.
United States Coast Guard Academy cadet second class Brandon Foy, right, affixes fourth class shoulder boards on Class of 2016 member Kayla Ellis Monday, Aug. 12, 2012 in a ceremony on the academy's Washington Parade Field marking their formal acceptance into the corps of cadets and the end of the seven-week "Swab Summer" where the new inductees undergo an intensive training to transform them from civilians into military personnel. 253 swabs started on Reporting-in Day June 25 and 225 members of the class donned shoulder boards Monday.
Tom Reynolds (D), right, candidate for the 42nd District State Senate seat, laughs at a joke told by Tom LaFreniere as he arrives to vote at the polling station at John M. Moriarty Elementary School in Norwich Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Cathy Osten gets a hug from friend Maryann Lussier of Franklin while celebrating her victory in the primary election for State Senate at TJ's Cafe in Baltic Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
U.S. Senate candidate Representative Chris Murphy delivers a fiery victory speech and rebuke of his Republican opponent Linda McMahon after winning the democratic primary over Susan Bysiewicz at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Supporters of U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy cheer as he delivers a fiery victory speech and rebuke of his Republican opponent Linda McMahon after winning the democratic primary over Susan Bysiewicz at the Omni New Haven Hotel in New Haven Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
Linda McMahon greets her supporters in the grand ballroom at the Stamford Hilton Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. McMahon defeated former congressman Chris Shays for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination and will face Democrat Chris Murphy for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.
John "Whit" Davis, 88, of Groton, owner of the Whit Davis Farm in Stonington, has to swing one of his legs over the steering wheel of his tractor as he receives assistance from prisoners from the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, as they harvest potatoes on his farm Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
John "Whit" Davis, 88, of Groton, owner of the Whit Davis Farm in Stonington, receives assistance from prisoners from the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville, as they harvest potatoes on his farm Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
Chase Tucker, left, 17, of Waterford and Daniel Ortiz, 17, both of Waterford dive after a ball during a pick up game of 3-on-3 beach volleyball at Ocean Beach Park in New London Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
Former Fitch high school star Jesse Hahn (20) pitches against the Connecticut Tigers for the Hudson Valley Renegades Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
Boaters make their way up and down the Mystic River south of the Mystic Seaport on a quiet summer day Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
Twins Katie and Ali Meyer, 6, find a quick and cool activity on a warm day washing their grandfather's car in Stonington Borough Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
A New Hampshire Red Rooster, one of several animals on display at the 111th Hamburg Fair held at the Lyme Grange Fairgrounds Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The fair runs through Sunday.
Al Kostuk of Durham, left, watches while Trish Christensen of Middletown puts the finishing touches on a salad for dinner during the opening night of the 111th Hamburg Fair held at the Lyme Grange Fairgrounds Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Kostuk and Christensen are members of the Pisgah Mountain Primitives, a group that demonstrates American living during the 1860s-1870s.
Left to right, Abby Berger, 12, of Old Lyme, Ally Evarts, 13, of Deep River, Olivia Foster, 13, partially hidden, of Old Lyme, Aliza Hackling, 13, of Old Lyme and Maggie Berger, 12, of Old Lyme stroll through the Hamburg Fair on opening night Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The fair, located at the Lyme Grange Fairgrounds, runs through Sunday.
An emergency responder from the Old Mystic fire department escorts a woman rescued off a capsized boat just off the north side of Fishers Island off the dock at Noank Shipyard Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Nine of the 10 passenger on the boat were rescued and brought to the shipyard, one remains missing.
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