The week in The Day
Jason Clark of the City Center District of New London hangs Christmas ribbons on the light pole wreaths in front of Sarge's Comics on State Street in New London Thursday Nov. 29, 2012.
During a light snowfall Dawn Skrupsky, center, tries to catch snow flakes on her tongue while Scott Cloutier, left, and Guy Wegiel, right, all of New London, continue to talk outside the Bulkeley House Saloon during a break in the Team Trivia event inside Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Volunteer Suzanne Badagliacco of Niantic helps Carol Peabody of East Lyme carry the center pieces she purchased at the wreath sale held in the barn by the Friends of Smith-Harris during the holiday open house at the Smith-Harris House in East Lyme Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
People brave the cold to skate at the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly Friday, Nov. 30, 2012.
Frances Mazzella of Preston, an official checker in Preston, checks in voters as they cast their ballots in the lower level of the Preston Town Hall regarding a referendum on whether to approve an $8 million dollar loan package for the cleanup of the former Norwich Hospital property in Preston Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Holstien cows owned by Walter Majcher of Preston, along Brickyard Road in Preston Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
Maya Peerzada of Waterford walks her pet Vietnamese pot belly pig named Jack for a walk along the beach at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Peerzada said she very often takes Jack on hikes in the woods but Thursday wanted to enjoy the sun so she opted to come to the beach for their walk.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler, left, holds the bible as tribal councilor Roy Colebut-Ingram, not pictured, administers the oath of officer to three new tribal police officers, from left to right, Antoinette Fox, Ethan Cohen and Michelle Chadwick Friday, November 30, 2012 at the tribal public safety complex. Officer Fox joins after a 26-year career with the New London PD. Officer Cohen is a 20-year veteran of the NYPD. Officer Chadwick is a graduate of Post University with a BS in Criminal Justice.
The Junior Volunteers Fife and Drum Band play holiday favorites as they march in the 14th annual Groton Holiday Lights Parade and Tree Lighting along Route 1 in Groton Saturday Dec. 1, 2012.
Colin Siegmund, front, of Thompson, Conn., shears an East Friesian sheep during an open house at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Melissa Higgins, left, of Coventry, Conn., also shears. The two shearers are not employees of the farm but have a passion for shearing and are assisting with the open house. The sheep are sheared once per year.
Nurse trainees Amanda Bernatchy chats with patient Joyce Clapsadle while shadowing nurse Kendra Gunnell, RN, right, on the sixth floor at L&M's Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Bernatchy is currently in training in, and Gunnell a graduate of, the Clinical Design Unit at L&M. The CDU is an innovative unit where new nursing school graduates like Bonollo and Bernatchy work under close supervision for six weeks before moving out to regular units in the hospital.
NFA's Steven Makowicki prepares to put a hit on Newtown's quarterback Andrew Tarantino for a sack and loss of yards for Newtown during action in the third quarter of the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA's Marcus Outlow celebrates with friends on the NFA sideline after NFA defeated Newtown 63-21 in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA's Tuzar Skipper, left, and Ramel Williams celebrate NFA's 63-21 defeat of Newtown in the Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012.
NFA's Khaleed Exum-Strong finds a hold running it in for the touchdown with 1:12 remaining in the first quarter as NFA faces Newtown in the CIAC Class LL state quarterfinal in Newtown Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012.
Nick Spera, principal of the Marine Science Magnet High School, helps 9th grader Alannah Bunkley, 14, as she creates an account on the school's computer network Monday, November 26, 2012. Spera was named as the 2012-2013 William Cieslukowski Outstanding First-Year Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools.
Jacob Basilica of Montville celebrates with teammates after defeating Wolcott in the Class M football state tournament quarterfinal game during the at Wolcott High School in Wolcott, Conn., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Tom Bolen, front, a U.S. Coast Guard aviation survival technician instructs members of the U.S. Coast Guard Ice Patrol, on the procedures on getting into a survival suit while submerged in water, as they train in the pool of Survival Systems USA in Groton as they Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Jessica Cotter, program director at Gray Farm House a group home for girls in Ledyard, jokes with one of the residents during the resident and staff meeting Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Noank Group Homes for troubled teens is celebrating their 40th anniversary.
Michael Hoelck of Waterford, and his wife Victoria, owner of Hoelck's Florist in Waterford, decorate the exterior of the Reardon Law Firm, P.C., located on Hempstead Street in New London Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. The two just opened their second Hoelck's Florist in Groton.
Firefighters knock down a structure fire at Creative Care Daycare LLC, located at 1127 Old Colchester Road in the Oakdale Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
Aaron McBurnie, 41, of Connecticut College goes up for a shot against the defense by Ross Davidson, 5, of the University of Dallas during the Citizens Bank Classic at Merriman Gym on the Coast Guard campus Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Drew Assinesi, 12, of the University of Dallas and Bo McKinley, 2, of Connecticut College watch the play from under the basket.
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