The week in The Day
New London firefighter Tim O'Reilly talks with two women trapped in their car dangling over a wall at Courtview Square Apartments on Crystal Ave. Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The two women were uninjured after the 30-40 minute ordeal.
Stonington's Ally Curioso makes a leaping catch for the out in the bottom of the seventh inning against Griswold at Griswold High School Thursday May 2, 2013.
Jay Campbell, a greenhouse worker at L&C Greenhouses in Preston, carries trays of New Guinea impatiens to a cart outside the greenhouse while he and other workers fill orders to be delivered to nurseries and retail outlets Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Owner Diane Majcher said that the first two weeks of May are the busiest of the season because people are anxious to start planting as the weather becomes warmer and because of Mother's Day.
Peter Leibert, founder of the Westerly Morris Men, plays the accordion while members of the group dance at sunrise on the green at Connecticut College in celebration of May Day.
Nancy Lawson, of Ledyard, rides her new paddle board on the Poquonnock River off Bluff Point Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Lawson also liked to kayak in the area but bought the paddle board yesterday hoping it would be easier on her back. "It's a perfect day!" she added.
UConn Avery Point's Kevin Hall, 21, dives safely back to first base beating the tag by CCRI first baseman Jonathon Vasquez, 19, on the pick off attempt during the first game of the NJCAA Region 21 Div. II tournament at Washington Park in Groton Friday, May 3, 2013.
UConn Avery Point's Matt Harrison, 26, collides with CCRI third baseman Tyler Santaniello, 11, and is tagged out after getting caught in a brief run down between third and second base in the first game of the NJCAA Region 21 Div. II tournament at Washington Park in Groton Friday, May 3, 2013.
Caleb Blanchard, 12, of Mansfield, dressed as the Star Wars character Boba Fett, looks for Star Wars comic books to purchase while attending Free Comic Book Day at Sarge's Comics in New London Saturday, May 4, 2013 with his father Jim Blanchard and sister Grace Blanchard, 15. Free Comic Book Day is an event where participating stores give select comics free to their customers on the first Saturday in May every year.
Brittany Grabill of NFA competes in the long jump against East Lyme at NFA in Norwich Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Officials from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and other supporting agencies gather to watch a demonstration of the water flow following a dedication for the new Hallville Fishway Thursday, May 2, 2013. The fishway will allow Alewife and other fish the travel upstream in the Poquetanuck Brook to Hallville Pond and habitats to spawn. The nearly half-million dollar project was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Connecticut DEEP and grants from the Fishers Island Ferry Association and other groups. After a speaking program where all parties were thanked Scott Gravatt, executive director of the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District, demonstrated the slower flow of the water traveling through the fishway by sending 75 yellow rubber ducks down (opposite the way fish would travel) the chutes. Guests were also shown the video system that will allow scientists, and anyone curious, to view fish swimming by an observation window in the fishway.
Alice Mabry and Bryan Fowler head into their Thames St. home Monday, April 29, 2013 after stopping to talk to neighbor Janet Coburn, at rear talking to customers Robert Kent and Bill Martin at her "Mud Turtle Cafe." Mabry is happy to see the long-awaited repairs to the street get under way while Coburn worries the construction will hurt her year-old restaurant business.
Fourth-graders in Shaun Farquhar's class at the Charles Barnum Elementary School in Groton welcome back their classmate Marik Tucker, 10, right, during a sign language themed welcome back celebration for Tucker after he underwent an extended treatment for cancer in his leg. Marik is also hearing impaired.
Buddy Dewaine, bottom, of Montville is tagged out at home on a squeeze play by Stonington catcher Connor Gilbert during the seventh inning at Stonington High School, Wednesday, May1, 2013.
Izzy Ash, from left, 5, Melanie Fleming, 5 and Zoe Cosmopoulos, 6, all kindergarten students in Darlene Williams' class at Northeast Academy Elementary School in Mystic, make Gak ( which resembles Silly Putty) during Math and Science Day at the school Thursday, May 2, 2013. Romulo Romero of Boston, a scientist for Merck, taught classes how to produce Gak which is comprised of Elmer's Glue, water, Borax and food coloring.
Jeff Henry takes a photo of his son Joel Henry, 9, while the take a look at the 28 1/2 foot male basking shark washed up on the shore of Misquamicut Beach in Westerly Sunday, April 28, 2013.
Stonington's Theresa Kane dives into second base beating the throw to Griswold's Brianna Kerby during action in the second inning at Griswold High School Thursday May 2, 2013.
With her former players standing behind her Ellen Mahoney shakes hands with the current Ledyard softball team after they presented her with flowers and a game ball during Ledyard High School's dedication ceremony for the Ellen Mahoney Softball Complex Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Mark Taber of Providence plays an electric Piano outside the Stonewear Clothing shop in downtown Mystic during the celebration of spring and near completion of construction in the area with businesses offering special promotions and events Saturday, May 4, 2013.
This mansion, at 16 Bluff Ave. in Watch Hill, has been purchased by pop star Taylor Swift for $17-million according to the Providence Journal Monday, April 29, 2013.
Tyquan Anderson, 14, of Norwich and his fellow dancers from Dance Express perform while participating in the outdoor festival for the 10th annual World Youth Day hosted by Bully Busters on the parking deck outside Norwich City Hall Friday, May 3, 2013.
Highlights from The Day photographers.