The week in The Day
Extreme distance runner Chris Nicholas of Grand Rapids, Mich., makes his way into Old Saybrook Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. Nicholas is on the ninth day of his second cross-country run, which he started in Portland, Maine. Nicholas started his first run on March 25 in Washington D.C. and ran to Santa Monica, Calif. His final destination for this second run is Portland, Ore. and if he makes it to California before March 24, 2013, he will be the first runner to run across the country twice in the same calendar year. Nicholas's run is a solo fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children's Hospital and the Make A Wish Foundation. For more information on Nicholas's run, follow him at www.RunAndFinish.com.
James and Natalya Brown, with their daughter Shirnora, 2, inside the Lyric Hall building on State St. in New London Friday, Oct. 9, 2012. The New Haven couple have bought the building and plan to move the Lyric Cafe from its current location to the storefront next door in the building and open an Edible Arrangements franchise in the current cafe location. The second-floor ballroom will eventually be restored to former glory as well.
Ross Biddle, 3, of Stonington, accepts a fresh cider donut from his father Brian as mom Courtney looks-on at B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in Old Mystic Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. The Biddles say this is their first trip to Clyde's this season.
Fourth-grade students from Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School in East Lyme take to the track at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 for the one-mile run portion of their state physical fitness assessment. Students in even-numbered grades starting in the fourth grade participate in a four-part fitness assessment including; push-ups, curl-ups, flexibility and the run. The East Lyme students would normally do their run on the high school track but because that facility is undergoing construction the academy made their track available.
Matt Maderia, left, writes numbers on lobster buoys as his brothers, Justin and Travis, load lobster traps on their boat, the Lindy, Inc., at Town Dock in Stonington Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The three brothers, who have fished with their father Richie on the boat for years, bought out their father before this winter fishing season and were loading about 150 traps today to add to another 200 they set yesterday as part of the 1,500 traps they plan to fish this winter. The brothers are going to business together under the company name "Lobster Boys," a pun on the floating markers, lobster buoys, that identify each fisherman's gear.
East Lyme teammates Kiki Ryan, left, and Emily Ennis (2) celebrates after defeating Woodstock in the first game at Woodstock Academy Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
U.S. Congressional candidates, incumbent Joe Courtney, left, Democrat, and Paul Formica, Republican, participate in a two-hour debate in the Betty Tipton Room of the Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Candidates Colin Bennett, Green Party and Libertarian candidate Dan Reele are not in photo.
Niantic River Watershed Committee member Don Danila collects a water sample for quality monitoring along Latimer Brook in East Lyme Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
Several hundred spectators gather on Charlestown Breachway State Park beach to watch as the stranding team from the Mystic Aquarium releases two juvenile Harbor seals; Bruswick, right, and Hershey, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The two young seals came to Mystic after being rescued in Maine and undergoing initial rehabilitation at the University of New England's Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center in Biddeford this spring .
East Lyme's Paige Schneider, 27, and Stonington's Sam Shrayer, 2, fight for control of the ball during the field hockey game played at Stonington High School Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
Volunteers Louis Johnson, right, of East Lyme, and Joseph Sullivan, of Salem, prepare apples to be used in handmade apple pies at the Congregational Church of Salem Christian Education Building for the 43rd annual Apple Festival at the church Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The volunteers make more than 1,000 apple pies to be sold at the event on Saturday.
U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) speaks to crew members of the of the Navy's newest Virginia Class submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782), as he is honored by the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton during a brief ceremony which Lieberman was made an Honorary Submariner, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
Members of the Looking Out For Taxpayers (LOT) including Bill Cornish, spokesperson for the organization, deliver a Petition for Referendum to Dawn Currier, assistant city clerk for New London in the City Clerk's office at City Hall in New London, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The petition contained more than 800 signatures.
U.S. Navy petty officer Matt Campanile ascends the rigging for an "up and over" exercise, climbing up one side and down the other of the main mast Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Crew members of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Mississippi, (SSN 782), sailed aboard the square-rigged sailing ship HMS Bounty. The Mississippi crew was invited on the sail by Bounty owner Robert Hansen after he toured the Navy sub base in Groton last year. The crew of the Bounty enlisted the help of the Mississippi crew to raise the sails and trim them during a two-hour sail in Long Island Sound. Bounty captain Robin Wallbridge thanked the Mississippi crew for their help and remarked that the Bounty had now trained crew from both the oldest ship in the Navy, the USS Constitution as well as the newest, the Mississippi.
Stonington DPW workers Nate Miceli and Danny Oliverio fill sandbags at the DPW garage on Elm Street in Stonington Borough Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 in preparation for the potential storm forecast for early next week.
Josh Sperlunto of MDC Corporation in Old Saybrook uses an air wrench to tighten bolts in a seawall at Chalker Beach in Old Saybrook Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The wall was originally destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene last year while heavily damaging the cottage. MDC Corp. has been working on repairs to the house throughout the year, and shifted focus to the outer wall with the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
Montville's Jeremiah Crowley, 23, fights for a few more yards agains the defense of Ledyard's Khary Childs, 2, during the football game held at Montville High School Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
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