The Week in The Day
Angels, children from the congregation, fidget while listening to the Christmas Eve family service from the choir loft at Niantic Community Church in Niantic Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Children in the congregation were able to dress in costumes that were available to be angels, kings, queens and wise seekers and at certain points in the service go to alter area and choir loft to be part of the service.
Teen musician Frankie Justin Lamprey, 13, of Colchester entertains the audience with some classic country songs as the Treasure Hill Farm in Salem hosts a night of music as a benefit for the United Way Sandy Hook School Support Fund Saturday Dec. 22, 2012.
New London firefighters extinguish a car fire on Laurel Drive just past 4:00 p.m. Friday Dec. 28, 2012. There were no reported injuries.
Jamie Spillane of Storrs, Conn., as leads audience members and members of the Mystic Seaport Carolers during the 57th annual Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.
Shirley Alloway decides to move her Santa Claus from a chair in the corner to the sofa in the center of her large collection of Christmas decorations in her New London home Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.
Volunteer Jo-Ann Marquis of Norwich hugs Robert Tetreault after announcing that it is Tetreault's 70th birthday during the Christmas dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.
New London's Deanna McCarvill gets tangled up with Wheeler's Ashley Souza during action in the first quarter at New London High School Thursday Dec. 27, 2012.
New London girls basketball head coach Kerrianne Dugan gives direction to her players during a time-out as New London faces Wheeler at New London High School Thursday Dec. 27, 2012.
Charlyn Amador of New York City practices her hula hoop skills during a hula demonstration hosted by Maia Bingham of Every Body Hoops at the New London Public Library Thursday Dec. 27, 2012. Bingham hosts a second demonstration at the library Friday from 2:30 to 3:30.
Ibiju "Baba" Bandele-Asante, right, helps Anthony Bernoudy, 6, light the second, Kujichagulia, candle for the second day of Kwanzaa during observances at Kente Cultural Center in New London Thursday, December 27, 2012. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles: Unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966Ð67.
Senator Joe Lieberman gets a hug from his former Executive Assistant Heather Picazio of Mystic as Sen. Leiberman and his wife Hadassah stop at Norm's Diner in Groton, as part the senator's farewell tour of local diners to say good bye and thank you to his local supporters Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012.
Waterford Police document the scene of pickup truck verses bicyclist accident on Willetts Ave. near Work Out World around 3:15 p.m. Friday Dec. 28, 2012. The cyclist was transported to the hospital with injuries. The Dunbar armored car employees witnessed the accident but were not involved.
Mark and Amanda Phelps help their three daughters Delaney, 7, left, Dylan, 5 and Devyn, 5, right, to make cookies at their home in Groton Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012.
Santa prepares to make the rounds of Quaker Hill in the passenger seat of the Quaker Hill Fire Department's engine 21 Saturday Dec. 22, 2012.
A pedestrian walks along Water Street in New London as a steady snow begins to fall during the early evening hours Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2012.
The town of Stonington holds a community candlelight vigil at Owens Field in Stonington, in remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.
Emma Grimsley, right, 13, of Stonington, participates in a town of Stonington community candlelight vigil at Owens Field in Stonington, in remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.
Tracey Egelend, of Norwich hugs Phil Pavone, owner of A-Z Pawn, upon arriving to pick up a power chair for her mother, Trecia Lomax, during the 'Change of Life Giveaway' of power wheelchairs and power chairs at A-Z Pawn in Norwich Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. In the background a power chair is loaded onto a truck for another recipient.
Sue Ann Hayes and her mother Josephine Zito and Hayes' dog Lily, walk along a path at the Connecticut College Arboretum Friday, December 28, 2012. Today's clear and cold weather is expected to give way to a winter storm on Saturday.
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