The week in The Day
Jeff Beebie of Gales Ferry and his son Greyson, 5, share a laugh over their magical futuristic LEGO creation as they find a way to have fun out of the rain at the Groton Public Library's "LEGO at the Library" Club Friday, April 12, 2013. The LEGO at the Library Club meets the second Friday of every month.
Janet and D.J. Kelly, center, of Moodus and their children Abigail Kelly, 10, left, and Griffin Kelly, 6, paint plein air, in the open air, at the Florence Griswold Museum Sunday, April 7, 2013. The Kellys said they thought it would be a fun thing to do on one of the first nice weekend days. Sunday was the first time of the season that people are given brushes, palettes, paint, canvas and a smock to use to paint plein air on the museum grounds and will take place every Sunday.
Morgan Tuck (3) of UConn blocks the shot of Kayla McBride (21) of Notre Dame in the first half in the semifinals of the 2013 Women's Final Four at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La., Sunday, April 7, 2013.
UConn players Caroline Doty, top, second from left, Morgan Tuck (3), Heather Buck, background, Kelly Faris (34), and Kiah Stokes celebrate as time expires in defeating Notre Dame in the semifinals of the 2013 Women's Final Four at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, La., Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Sal Tarantino of the Second Continental Light Dragoons, as the Waterford High School mascot Lancer, rides "Prince" to lead students to the main entrance of the school for a grand-opening ceremony for the building Monday, April 8, 2013. The $67 million construction project, which began in December 2010, includes a 5,000-square-foot media center, a mezzanine-level skywalk that will connect a portion of the old Waterford High School to the new addition next door, and extensive technology upgrades.
Breanna Stewart (30) of UConn, addresses the media during a press conference at the New Orleans Arena, in New Orleans, La., Monday, April 8, 2013.
President Barack Obama addresses the audience at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013 in a continuing push to get Congress to pass legislation curbing gun violence.
President Barack Obama, center, hugs family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting gathered to hear the president's speech on gun violence at the University of Hartford Monday, April 8, 2013.
Bob Kennedy, center, and Joseph Fleischmann, right, with the Hartford-Laurel Post-45 Jewish War Veterans, read along with the Kaddish prayer as United States Coast Guard Academy cadets, guests from the Jewish Federation of Southeastern Connecticut and members of the Jewish War Veterans mark the academy's 34th Holocaust Remembrance Observance Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Leamy Hall Ballroom. Second Class cadet Tony Seleznick gave opening and closing remarks, Dr. Jerry Fisher of the Jewish Federation said the Kaddish and attendees viewed a video history of the Holocaust from the National Holocaust Memorial Museum.
A group of Connecticut College first-year students, from left, Cassidy Lynch, Sophie Atwood, Lily Cannon, Charlotte Sargent, Lauren Munhall, Erin Moran, Maggie Schroeder, and Chelsea Preston, take advantage of an unseasonably warm April day to catch some sun rays at Ocean Beach Park in New London Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Jeff Glenn of Norwich walks around Mohegan Park in Norwich Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Glenn says it's a nice park and he comes frequently to walk.
Boatyard supervisor Keith Burge applies wax to the paint while performing routine spring maintenance on a sailboat at Dodson Boatyard in Stonington Borough Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
Craig Stockwell, an Ironworker with contractor CIANBRO, grinds the rough edges from a notch cut in the handrail on the Mystic River Drawbridge for a pedestrian gate to fit Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Workers are in the final stages of a three-year project slated to be substantially complete by April 15. The bridge was closed 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, and again tomorrow, for final clearing and testing of the bridge.
Carlos Belvalle of New London, a self-employed maintenance worker, plants ivy along the base of the Harris Building in New London Thursday, April 11, 2013. Belvalle, a 30-year resident of New London, performs interior and exterior maintenance.
Members of the Noank Rowing Club's youth program bring their boats into the dock after practice on Beebe Cove in Noank on a brisk and chilly Thursday afternoon April 11, 2013.
Stonington's Dan Riordan loses his stick as he pursues a loose ball along with East Lyme's Brandon Page during third-period boys' lacrosse action at Stonington High School Thursday, April 11, 2013.
The Coast Guard Academy sailing vessel Seahawk sets sails outbound in the Thames River passing the Norwegian-flagged cargo ship Star Japan docked at state pier in New London Friday, April 12, 2013. The Seahawk is one of the Leadership 44 sail training vessels commissioned for the academy by the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association in partnership with the Coast Guard Foundation and Coast Guard Academy Parents Association. According to the alumni association website, seven of the planned eight boats in the class are funded.
Raindrops settle on daffodils on the Connecticut College campus Friday, April 12, 2013.
Courtney Love talks to a reporter soon after entering the gallery displaying her artwork while attending the opening of her exhibition "Mentoring Courtney Love: David LaChapelle & Courtney Love" at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London Friday, April 12, 2013.
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