The week in The Day
Sgt. Kenneth Ramey waves his arms as he emerges from the plane carrying members of the Connecticut National Guard's 143rd Military Police Company, based out of West Hartford, home Wednesday, June 5, 2013, to the Air National Guard base at Bradley Field in East Granby following a deployment to Afghanistan. Ramey's wife, Staff Sgt. Rachel Ramey, was also deployed with the unit and arrived shortly before her husband on another aircraft. The 143rd worked along Afghan Uniformed Police units while deployed.
Four-year-old Joshua Zabik of Suffield, Conn., enjoys a mint-chocolate chip ice cream waffle cone at the A.C.Petersen Drive-In, formerly Hallmark, located on Route 156 in Old Lyme, Sunday, June 2, 2013.
NFA junior Shannon Young yells to her friends as she attends her Junior Prom at the Mystic Marriott in Groton Friday June 7, 2013. Young was wheelchair bound for most of the evening as she is still healing from bitten by a Copperhead snake while climbing Lantern Hill this past Sunday.
Max Dolan of Mystic, left, Jeffrey Nasiatka of East Lyme, center, and Sarena Shafner of Waterford, right, sit in the Williams Room of Williams School while they and their fellow graduates wait to line up for the walk across the street to Palmer Auditorium on the Connecticut College campus for the Williams School Commencement ceremony Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Sunlight refracts through a wispy layer of cirrus clouds creating a rainbow as tourists check out the view from the lantern room of the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington Thursday June 6, 2013.
Harvard University's first varsity men's crew carry their rowing shell into their Gales Ferry boathouse, named Red Top for its red-roofed cupola, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in preparation for the 148th Harvard-Yale Regatta on the Thames this weekend.
Lisa Bowens, second from right, hugs her daughter, Montville's Natalie Bowens, after her daughter jumped 37'4'' to take first place in the triple jump, during the CIAC state open track meet at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Willowbrook Park in New Britain, Conn., Monday, June 3, 2013.
Trish Czelusniak, right, of Niantic listens while Jennifer London Lacker, right, of J. London Appraisals in Stonington, tells her about her painting during the antique appraisal event at the Garde Arts Center in New London hosted by the New London County Historical Society and the Garde Arts Center Thursday, June 6, 2013. The event was a joint fundraiser for the New London County Historical Society and the Garde Arts Center. Czelusniak hoped the painting was by the artist John Wiggins, but it could not be confirmed and was appraised for $100-$200.
Shannon Charles, a parent chaperone with a student field trip from Stanton School, snaps a photo of a Monarch butterfly perched on her hand as students from area schools visit the Chelsea Botanical Gardens Butterfly Pavilion at Hart's Greenhouse and Florist in Norwich Friday, June 7, 2013. The Butterfly Pavilion will be open Friday until 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Funds support the creation of the world-class botanical gardens planned for a site near Mohegan Park.
Waterford's Jesse Coates, 10, beats the throw to waiting Notre Dame-West Haven catcher, Aiden Burton, 12, to score a run during the baseball Class L State Tournament semifinal at Palmer Field in Middletown Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Oxford's JP DeFrancesco, 24, dives safely back to second base as Old Lyme's William Buscetto, 6, waits for the ball in the pick off attempt during the baseball Class S State Tournament semifinal at Sage Park in Berlin Tuesday, June 4, 2013. The ball ended in the outfield and DeFrancesco was safe at second.
Old Lyme's Matthew Przybysz, 24, reacts as his fly ball is caught for an out by Oxford during the baseball Class S State Tournament semifinal at Sage Park in Berlin Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution inmates Kyle Neri speaks with students at Montville High School on the importance of making good decisions in their lives during a small assembly at the school Wednesday June 5, 2013. Neri was joined by Chris Wojcik, also an inmate at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution, and both are serving time for charges stemming from drug addiction and are expected to be released next year.
Brendan McGuirk via FaceTime on an iPhone held by his daughter Gemma Brennan of Waterford laughs as he watches Chief Henry E. Kydd Jr. of the New London Fire Department having his head shaved during the "Go Bald for a Brother" to benefit McGuirk Saturday, June 8, 2013. McGuirk of the New London Fire Department currently at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York due to cancer. The benefit held at the Mohegan Fire Company in Uncasville was sponsored by the Mohegan Tribal firefighters and Eastern CT Emerald Society.
Members of FRESH New London hold a demonstration outside of New London High School Tuesday June 4, 2013 as part of "Mission Intrigue" an initiative raising awareness of where the food we eat comes from and the working conditions of the average farmer or farm worker. The demonstrators faces were covered to symbolize the anonymity of the average farmer or farm worker.
With the help of aid Pat Webb, left, Ledyard High School senior Michael Daggett, who is blind, reads the morning announcements in brail over the school's PA system Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Middle school girls from around the region participate in an "egg drop" experiment as part of the G20 expo at Mitchell College in New London Friday, June 7, 2013. The expo, aimed at increasing the interest of middle school girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, included hands-on workshops and lectures. The egg-drop experiment gave teams a chance to created a parachute contraption to protect a raw chicken's egg from cracking on a 20-foot drop.
School children and families get a close-up look at Purple Red and Purple Gray, the Mystic Aquarium's four month old African Penguin chicks during a brief celebration announcing the gender of the chicks at the aquarium Thursday June 6, 2013. It turns out that both chicks are females, their gender being determined in a DNA test.
CL&P Stock Handler Frank Petrone of Stonington talks about his 50 years on the job, on his final day at work in Waterford Friday May 31, 2013.
Rabbi Carl Astor visits with Lewis Jaivin of New London a patient at Beechwood Post Acute and Transitional Care in New London Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Rabbi Astor is retiring after 32 years at Congregation Beth El in New London.
Deckhand Kendall Wallace struggles to prep the main gaff topsail as Capt. Ian Ridgeway and 1st mate Robert "Bear" Harding, not pictured, raise the Black Dog Tall Ships flag to the top of the mainmast of the Schooner Alabama, based out of Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, as they prepare to depart the New London waterfront with a group of students from Fishers Island and Shelter Island Schools for a one-week sail Monday, June 3, 2013. The Alabama, operated by Black Dog Tall Ships, was originally built as a pilot boat in Mobile, Alabama in 1926 (hence the name) where she served until retired in 1966, and brought to Martha's Vineyard in 1967 and rebuilt to specifications of a Gloucester fishing schooner after which she was originally designed by famed ship designer Thomas F. McManus.
Montville's Natalie Bowen's jumps 37'4'' on this jump to take first place in the long jump, during the CIAC state open track meet at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Willowbrook Park in New Britain, Conn., Monday, June 3, 2013.
Nick Balestracci (3) of Stonington takes a shot as St. Joseph defender Peter Bashar looks on in the CIAC Class S boys lacrosse state tournament semifinal, during the second half, at Cheshire High School, Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
Jabob Cullers, right, of Waterford, receives a hug from Paul Patchem of Waterford, during a tree dedication ceremony near the gazebo of the Captain Arnold E. Holm Jr. Memorial Park, honoring the brother of Jacob Cullers, Army SSG. Ari Cullers, formerly of Waterford, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Cullers was killed in action in Afghanistan on 10/30/2011. Patchem's son, Maine Corporal Kemaphoom Ahn Chanawongse, also formerly of Waterford, was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 23, 2003. In the background to the left is Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Serina Carter.
A few of the graduates smoke cigars after the commencement ceremony for Williams School at Palmer Auditorium on the Connecticut College campus in New London Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
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