The week in The Day
Reid Burdick of Byles funeral home rides with Jim Cherenzia, of Hopkinton, Rhode Island, as Gus, Cherenzia's Percheron draft horse, pulls the casket of Josephine Pollio on a last ride along Pequot Ave. in New London Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Pollio, who died January 30th, loved animals and the view along the waterfront of her native city, included the horse-drawn ride and included directions for the care of the horse in her final arrangements set-up with Burdick 16-years ago.
Friends, from left, Judson Marinho, Heater Cote, Bill Sharpe, and Chris Foy, work on a large snowman in Williams Park in New London as a blizzard bears down on the region Friday night Feb. 8, 2013.
A man walks his dog down Nautilus Drive in New London Saturday Feb. 9, 2013 as residents begin to assess and dig out from a powerful blizzard that dumped more that a foot of snow across the region.
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School 8th-grade students Derrick Johnson, 14, shares a laugh with his friend Kevin Vasquez, not in photo, 14, both of New London, as they brave the cold temperatures while perfecting their basketball skills outside on the grounds of the C.B. Jennings Elementary Schoo in New London school, Monday afternoon, Feb. 4, 2013.
George Ransom, an employee of the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, pushes his snow-thrower through waist-high snow on the sidewalk along Broadway in front of St. Patrick's School from blizzard snowfall in Norwich Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Jaivana Momplaisir, 4, of New London, colors in the Mabel Bartlett Children's Center of the Public Library of New London Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Area firefighters Patrick Fitzgerald, left, and Nate Howard, right, pull Jeremy Caswell, center, out of the frigid water as the practice ice rescue techniques on Long Pond in Ledyard Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
Bella Daigle, right, 4, of South Windsor, looks up at her father Sgt. First Class Joe Daigle, a former member of the 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) of Waterbury, who just returned from a deployment, during a send-off ceremony held at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn., for approximately 70 Soldiers of the 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) of Waterbury, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Daigle and his two daughters including Milla Daigle, left, 8, are attending the ceremony because he is friends with most of the members.
Connecticut College students take full advantage of the college being closed to enjoy a snow football game as a serious winter storm hits the seacoast area hard Friday Feb. 7, 2013.
Windham's Joe Santiago, 14, fights the defense of Ledyard's Thomas Whipple, 15, and Jaquantee Reels, 3, as he looks to pass the ball during the basketball game at Windham High School Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
In the final minutes of the game Thomas Whipple, 15, and teammates on the Ledyard bench cheer as their team scores again against Windham during the basketball game at Windham High School Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
James Jandreau slides down the hill at the Greeneville play area with his daughter Madison, 3, in Norwich Friday, February 8, 2013.
Sen. Andrea Stillman, left, and Rep. Betsy Ritter talk after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's budget address to a joint session of the Connecticut General Assembly Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Crystal Ave. residents in New London start the slow process of digging out Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, after a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow over the region.
Gleanna Doyle, owner of Rhodes Collar, Animal Behavior, Training and Wellness in Mystic, embraces Louie after a successful exercise as she works with her team of trainers and a Day School for Dogs program on West Main St. on the Groton side of Mystic Monday, February 4, 2013. Doyle and her team take the dogs enrolled in the program out to exercise in a rural setting and then bring them into a public setting to work on various socialization and behavior skills with the goal to get them to "off leash level."
Rev. Cathy Zall, left, pastor of the First Congregational Church of New London, Rev. Scott Schuett, front center, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lebanon, Father Brian Converse, back center, Chaplain (Major) with the Ct. National Guard and Rabbi Julius Rabinowitz, right, minister at Beth Jacob Synagogue, embrace and recite the benediction together in a recreation of the final moments of the USAT, during a Four Chaplains Ceremony held at the American Legion Peter Gallan Post 104 in the Taftville section of Norwich Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The ceremony is held in remembrance of four chaplains killed when the USAT Dorchester was sunk after being struck by a torpedo during WWII.
A couple walks along the paths at Harkness State Park in Waterford Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 as a fresh dusting of snow covers the ground.
Stonington's Falecia Cabral fights to get a shot off around Fitch's Brittany Murphy, left, and Lexus Foster, right, during action in the first quarter at Fitch High School Thursday Feb. 7, 2013.
Ledyard's Brandon Finney, left, pins Janlil Bryant of NFA in the 152-pound weight class at Ledyard High School, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
Jenna Lovett (54) of Connecticut College attempts to grab a loose ball against Nichols defenders Natalie Wilson, center, and Kasey Pelletier, left, during the first half at the Luce Field House at Connecticut College in New London Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
Robert Maynard shovels in front of the Lawrence R. Shea Building on Bank Street to try and keep up as snow falls on New London at the start of what may be an historic blizzard that could possibly drop about 2 feet of snow by the time it ends Saturday afternoon.
Mariah Dugan, right, joins her grandmother, Gloria Dugan, not pictured, and her step-mother Paula Dugan, left, digging-out from blizzard snowfall on Oneco St. in Norwich Saturday, February 9, 2013.
NSA Supermarkets cashier Kairoli Castillo, center, rings through customers during a busier that normal evening at the store in New London Thursday Feb. 7, 2013 as shoppers prepare for the coming winter storm.
Coast Guard Academy Cadet Hayley Smith practices choreography from the musical Grease with other cast members Tuesday Jan. 29, 2013.
Lindsay Wakefield, and her son Owen, 6-months, watch from the Groton boat launch as the USS Virginia (SSN 774), carrying husband/father Seaman John Wakefield, passes under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge en-route back to the U.S. Navy Submarine Base in Groton Monday, February 4, 2013 following a one-month local operations deployment.
Stephen Lavoie of Waterford Youth Wrestling, left, grapples with Edward Lovely of the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association during an exhibition match at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Lovely went on to win the match.
Wrestlers from the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association mob "Objee" the Bear mascot for the Coast Guard Academy after Newtown's exhibition with the members of Waterford Youth Wrestling at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Objee stands for "objectionable presence."
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