The week in The Day
Staff Sgt. Michelle Lyons of Plainfield receives hugs from her children Dillon, 9, top left, Shae, 4, lower left, and Jayden, 7, right, while her husband Jason Lyons, far right, along with family and friends look on after Lyons returned with fellow members of the 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group (TASMG) of Groton returned to Groton Saturday, April 27, 2013. The group had been gone since June 2012 supporting four Combat Aviation Brigades in Southwest Asia and several in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
:David Hughes of Gales Ferry passes through the last obstacle while participating in the Gettin' Muddy for Kids Mud Run at Fields of Fire Paintball Park in Mystic Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event was a fundraiser for The Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern CT.
Waterford's Seth Hoagland, 8, slides safely in at home plate around the tag by East Lyme's Austin Toback, 2, during the baseball game at Waterford High School Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
A tree in bloom with students enjoying the nice weather on the Connecticut College campus in New London Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Ledyard's Lauren Scahill runs the final leg of the 1600 sprint medley relay during the rack meet at Ledyard High School Saturday, April 27, 2013. Schahill's teammates for the relay were Chenoa Sebastian, Alix (cq) Lee and Carly Loy. Ledyard placed first in the event.
East Lyme's Suryansh Patel returns the ball to Waterford's Alan Luner during their number one singles match at Waterford High School Friday, April 26, 2013. Patel won the match
New London Parking Ticket Hearing Officer Reid Burdick listens to an explanation from a parking ticket recipient during his hearing in the City Council Chambers in City Hall Wednesday, April 24, 2013. About 350 parting ticket recipients were scheduled to appeal their citations to Burdick Wednesday. (
Cianbro employees Zach Schroder, left, and Ian Sprigg load 52-pound steel blocks into the north counterweight of the Mystic River Drawbridge as crews wrap-up work in the three-year project to renovate the bridge Wednesday, April 24, 2013. State inspectors will be on scene Friday and Saturday of this week to give the final approvals to complete the project that has closed the bridge during the off-seasons the last three years.
Pete DuPont, of Wallingford, works on his 39-foot former river tugboat "Elsie Marina" docked on the Stonington side of the Mystic River Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Pedestrians admire the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle as the ship sits tied to New London City Pier Wednesday April 24, 2013.
DeAnna Ruth of Norwich pauses to enjoy sinking her feet into the wet sand as she plays her saxophone while strolling Crescent Beach in New London Wednesday April 24, 2013.
New London High School double tennis players Seth Lake, right, and Collin Sawyer square off against their St. Bernard opponents Wednesday April 24, 2013.
David Hughes of Gales Ferry passes through the last obstacle while participating in the Gettin' Muddy for Kids Mud Run at Fields of Fire Paintball Park in Mystic Saturday, April 27, 2013. The event was a fundraiser for The Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern CT. (
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