The week in The Day
A turtle jumps from the branch of a fallen tree into the Quinebaug River between Plainfield and Canterbury after sunning itself Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012.
Members of the Asian Performing Arts including Yan Yan, center, of Windsor, Conn., prepare to enter into the gymnasium to perform the "Yi Dance", during the 2012 Moon Festival Celebration at St. Bernard in Montville, hosted by the Chinese and American Cultural Assistance Association Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
Irene Lawlor of Naugatuck, right, laughs along with her neighbors after telling them that only Two of her BINGO number were called by Foxwoods CEO Scott Butera as Butera calls a round of BINGO Friday Oct. 5, 2012 at the Naugatuck Senior Center after accepting the center's invitation.
Members of the Bethel Fire Department and Community Fire Company of Grosvenordale raise a large flag from their tower-ladder trucks over the route of the processional for the 20th Annual Diocesan Mass for Firefighters and EMS Personnel outside the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich Saturday Oct. 6, 2012.
Bennett Levin, left, of Washington Crossing, PA., owner of the parlor car that he and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) are sitting in as local officials and politicians ride the New England Central Railroad, sponsored by the Central Corridor Line Rail Coalition, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. The train departed New London's Union Station with a destination of Brattleboro, VT., making a total of nine stops along the way. The parlor car carried the body of President Robert Kennedy as it traveled to Washington for the funeral.
Tenth grader Noah Ross-Reder, 14, places a box of cereal atop a tower made from of collected non-perishable food items Friday, October 5, 2012. The Canned Food Creations event is the culmination of the Williams School Service Committee's week-long food drive to benefit the Gemma Moran United Way Labor Food Center. Students by grade level constructed their sculptures during their morning assembly time, the winning class gets $75 from the service committee to use for class events. The 10th grade won the event for the most items collected and their Eiffel Tower sculpture. Overall the students at the school collected 812 food items to be donated.
Casting Director Judith Bouley, right, snaps a photo of prospective film extra Madeline Carney, 15, of Mystic, during a casting call Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Garde Arts Center's gallery space on State St.. Extras are sought for the film "Something Whispered" starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., which is filming on location in the Mystic Area over the next several weeks.
Artist Haldan Block works on installing one of the faerie houses in a Black Walnut tree on the grounds at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012 for the art museum's exhibition "Wee Faerie Village: In the Land of Picture Making". Thirty-three artists are taking part by installing landscape inspired Faerie houses on the museum's 11 acre campus.
Artists Cathy DeMeo and her husband Greg Futoma install their Faerie House titled "Dew Drop Villas" in one of the gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012 for the art museum's exhibition "Wee Faerie Village: In the Land of Picture Making". Thirty-three artists are taking part in the exhibition by installing landscape inspired Faerie houses on the museum's 11 acre campus.
Katy Chiapperini of Mystic sits with her son Wyatt Chiapperini, 1, as he eats his lunch while attending the Groton Fall Festival held at Poquonnock Plains Park Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. In the background is an Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and tents with business displays.
Ledyard's Christopher Turner, 85, catches a pass against the defense of NFA's Kyle Konow, 33, during the football game held at Ledyard High School Friday, Oct. 5, 2012.
Stonington's Jay Nieuwenhuis, 27,slips through a tackle by East Lyme's Mark Chmielewski, 18, and attempts to cut around East Lyme's Adam Opsahl, 15, during the football game held at Waterford High School Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Later in the play East Lyme's Opsahl, 15, with the help of teammate Eric Stirtan, 32, was able to stop Stonington's Niewenhuis, 27.
Pedro Rodriguez, right, and some of his fellow students in Mr. Ralph Roggero's 5th grade class at Winthrop Elementary Magnet School in New London create their own stories on computers using My Story Maker on the carnegielibrary.org site after finishing their reading test Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Winthrop has a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focus. It has been proposed for New London to become the state's first and only magnet school district.
Senate candidate Linda McMahon, left, talks with Mia Musante, 5, of Stonington, right, and her grandfather Steve Becker, vice chair of the Norwich town committee, during the Republican Unity Rally for McMahon held at the Mystic Marriott in Groton Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
Connecticut State Senator Edith Prague makes a pitch for the candidacy of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Chris Murphy, center, as they appear with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, right, before a group of residents and staff at Regency Heights Health Care in Norwich Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
A student walks across the Connecticut College campus in the rain Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Ledyard goalie Jason Smith, 1, blocks a Montville shot at the goal during the soccer game held at Montville High School Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Ledyard's Michael Hughes, 6, and Montville's Paul Hanrahan, 11, go up to head the ball during the soccer game held at Montville High School Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
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