The week in The Day
Chief Fire Control Technician Sean Hingle holds his 2 month old son Aiden Lee for the first time while his wife Giovannina watches on as families cheer the return of the Los Angeles class, fast-attack submarine U.S.S. Hartford (SSN 768) to Naval Submarine Base New London Saturday Nov. 17, 2012 after a six month deployment.
Participants in the Greater New London Religious Ministry Interfaith Community Gathering following Hurricane Sandy sing "Amazing Grace" during the event Monday, November 19, 2012 in the community room at St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church in New London. Various clergy and other local leaders spoke about the community's response to Hurricane Sandy, hymns were sung and scripture was read for about 20 in attendance. Attendees were asked to bring a non-perishable food item.
Ledyard's Kylie Fustini, 19, and Michelle Klinikowski, 9, celebrate while their teammates gather behind them waiting for the award ceremony after their win over Woodland in the Class M state volleyball championship held at East Haven Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Ledyard won the match 3-0.
The Norwich City Fire Department squares off against the "Rehabilitators" of Norwich Adult Probation in the Rose City Dodge Ball Tournament at NFA's Alumni Gym Saturday Nov. 17, 2012. Fourteen teams competed in the charity fundraiser for the family of fallen Norwich Firefighter Ben Demond.
Brett Perry, 24, and his fellow Fitch teammates respond to the team captains shouting "breakdown" by getting into a football stance and screaming to get fired up during their warm up before their football game against Ledyard Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, 2012. Game is being played at Fitch High School.
Ledyard's Ryan Wade, 7, Jordan Kowalski, 28, and Benjamin Morales, 52, dive to recover a Fitch fumble during the second half of the football game at Fitch High School Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, 2012. Ledyard later went on to score after a gaining possession. Ledyard won 28-27.
Ledyard's Benjamin Morales, 52, and Robert Bozym, 77, celebrate their team recovering a Fitch fumble during the second half of the football game at Fitch High School Thanksgiving day, Nov. 22, 2012. Ledyard later went on to score after a gaining possession. Ledyard won 28-27.
Johane Pierre of New London rests her eyes as she takes a break from shopping at the Crystal Mall in Wateford during the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday Nov. 23, 2012. The mall opened at midnight.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus a.k.a. Jim Costello, right, and his wife Candy, lead the motorcade of motorcyclists participating in the 33rd annual Motorcycle Gift Run as they depart Waterford Speed Bowl in Waterford, enroute to Camp Harkness, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The couple has participated in the event for the last 13 years.
Thomas Cook, of East Lyme, carries one of his family's two Christmas trees out of the fields at Hartikka Tree Farm in Voluntown to get their Christmas trees Friday, November 23, 2012.
Misquamicut Relief Volunteer Donna Daigle, of East Hampton, Conn., helps dig-out the mini golf course at Bayview Fun Park on Atlantic Ave. in the Misquamicut section of Westerly Friday, November 23, 2012.
Dan MacDonald, left, attempts to evade Montville defender Peter Utz (52) during the first half at St.Bernard, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
Matt Manavas, (55) of St. Bernard, reacts after loosing his helmet while attempting to recover a loose ball recovered by Montville's Nick Clemons, center, as St. Bernard's Andrew Fogarty (85), looks on during the first half at St.Bernard, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.
Students from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, from left, Joshua Gonzelez, 14, Max Edouard, 14, Jose Marte, 13, and Malik Baker, 13, look across the Thames River with a set of binoculars at the U.S. Submarine Force Library and Museum in Groton Monday, November 19, 2012. Some 60 students from the school watched a film on the history of the submarine force and toured the Historic Ship Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine now decommissioned and on display in Groton, as part of the school's push to encourage student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.
NFA's Ryer Caruso, with bucket, and Joey Paparelli (11) douse head coach Jemal Davis with the sports drink after the Wildcats' Thanksgiving Day victory over New London Thursday, November 22, 2012 at New London's Cannamella Field. NFA rolled to a 28-7 win to complete an undefeated season.
Tom Quintin of New London, chairperson of Save Ocean Beach, Inc., repairs a section of a stone walkway damaged by Superstorm Sandy, near the pavilion at Ocean Beach Park in New London Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Quintin is also working on the Connector Trail, behind him, which connects to the park's Nature Trail. The funds for the Connector Trail were obtained through a $43,000 grant.
Aubrey LaRose, 2, of Norwich, plays in the beach sand of Ocean Beach Park in New London during the late afternoon as the sun begins to set, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. LaRose is visiting the beach with relatives from New Mexico.
Children wait to take to the ice at the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly Friday Nov. 23, 2012, as the rink opens for the season.
Chief, left, a member of the Coast Guard's Maritime Security Response Team, watches while First Class Cadet Kellen Stock, center, of Anchorage, Alaska listens to Gunners Mate First Class John Ware, right, senior instructor at the academy, give him instructions for the next stage while demonstrating competitive shooting skills for M.R.S.T. members at the Coast Guard Academy shooting range Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. M.R.S.T. members were visiting the campus to talk to cadets.
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