The week in The Day
Joshua Marcks and his fellow graduates watch while the female graduates receive their diplomas during the Waterford High School commencement Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Sypher McManus, left, 6, of New London, a resident at the Thames River Apartments complex in New London, frolics with friends in the sprayed water from a garden hose in the courtyard of the complex Monday, June 24, 2013. In the background, right, is 6-year old Jonathan Navedo, also a resident at the complex. McManus and his 4-year-old brother Zalquis McManus (not in photo) are enjoying the warm and sunny conditions.
A man fishes from his canoe on a quiet evening on Poquetanuck Cove near the Quentin R. Long boat ramp in Gales Ferry Wednesday June 26, 2013.
Beach-goers stay cool by jumping off the large rubber raft into Niantic Bay off of McCook Point Park in Niantic Friday June 28, 2013.
Catcher Erin Craig, 3, catches the pop up as she and Pawcatuck/North Stonington teammate, pitcher Trinity Lennon, 10, collide during the District 10 Little League softball championship against Waterford South Saturday, June 29, 2013. Pawcatuck/North Stonington won the series.
Stonington patrol officers Herbert Burral, from left, Mario Rittaco and Dale Brummund, practice a live shooter incident on the first floor of the West Vine Street Elementary School in Pawcatuck Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Officials also demonstrated a new security system which through the use of a panic button in each classroom, teachers can alert emergency personnel of an emergency.
Elaine Adams and Robert Wahl, right, of Collinsville, Conn., and in background Larisa Zagorski, of South Windsor, and Jamieson Korab, of Madison, dance to the music of Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood at the Mystic Shipyard West location of the Mystic Blues Festival at the Saturday, June 29, 2013. The festival runs through Sunday and is taking place at several locations in the Mystic, Stonington and Westerly area.
Leeza Regulbuto, left, 15, of Somers, Conn., plays her friend Eric Amundarain, 14, of Ellington, Conn., at a game of chess at the Book Barn in Niantic Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The Book Barn marks its 25th anniversary this year.
"Mao" a female cat at The Book Barn in Niantic, watches patrons pass by Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The Book Barn marks its 25th anniversary this year.
Santiago Toledo and his friend Juan Becnte (not shown), both of New London, fish of the dock at the Kenneth Streeter boat launch in Groton under the Gold Star Bridge Thursday, June 27, 2013. Toledo said that it was to hot at home so they decided to go fishing and a friend recommended the spot in Groton since they had never fished along the Thames River.
Visitors to the Florence Griswold Museum allow themselves to be misted by "Anticipator," an outdoor sculpture by New York artist Matthew Geller Tuesday June 25, 2013. Anticipator is an interactive sculpture that incorporates mini jets of misting water and colored lights, along with the trunk of a Star Magnolia tree that was originally planted by Florence Griswold herself in the 1920s.
Graduates pose for a picture in the photo booth available for them before the Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School commencement in Groton Friday, June 28, 2013.
Aidan Metayer and his fellow graduates listen to final instructions before the Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School commencement in Groton Friday, June 28, 2013.
Pat Schaefer of Mystic, a volunteer, in partial silhouette against traffic along Bank Street in New London as she sells tickets at the front gate to the 10th anniversary of the Connecticut Historic Gardens Day at the New London Historical Society and Shaw Mansion, one of 14 locations throughout the state, Sunday, June 23, 2013.
A group of apprentice boatbuilders from the Rockland, Maine traditional boatbuilding and seamanship school The Apprenticeshop, row their 29-foot replica Ebenezer Leonard design whaleboat through the Mystic River drawbridge Friday, June 28, 2013 en-route to Mystic Seaport. The students, one of a number of outside organizations that built whaleboats for the restored Charles W. Morgan, decided to deliver the whaleboat by rowing/sailing it 310-miles from Rockland to Mystic. The seven students and two instructors successfully navigated with an escort vessel along the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts, including a transit of the Cape Cod Canal, before fog and rising seas this morning after their stop in Point Judith, Rhode Island, necessitated that the boat be trailered to Stonington where they finished the trip up the Mystic River.
Fog blankets the Race Rock Lighthouse, on the day the U.S. General Services Administration turns over the deed to the New London Maritime Society, Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy takes a quick tour of the repaired waterfront at Camp Harkness in Waterford Tuesday June 25, 2013 with Senator Andrea Stillman, center, and Connecticut Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Terrence W. Macy, Ph.D., right. Camp Harkness was badly damaged in Superstorm Sandy and following winter storms, but has undergone repairs and fully reopened for the summer.
Connecticut Tigers third baseman Brett Harrison ends up in the stands as he attempts to catch a Vermont foul pop up along the third base side during the 4th inning at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Harrison could not come up with the catch.
"Tator", left, and "CT the Tiger", two of the Connecticut Tigers mascots, joke with one another in the Connecticut dugout against Vermont at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Shipwright Deen Brown watches as workers at the Mystic Seaport H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard roll the 19th century whaleship Charles W. Morgan the 50-feet from the side-track rails onto the main shiplift rails system as part of the two-step process to return the ship to the waters of the Mystic River Monday, June 24, 2013 in Stonington. On Wednesday the ship will be rolled the 200-feet onto the shiplift and be lowered partway into the water to begin the process of swelling the planking to render the hull watertight. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship remaining and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, is slated to be re-launched on July 21st this summer and embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports in the spring of 2014.
Shipwright Maggie Wright, kneeling, takes her turn on one of the four hand winches being used to roll the 19th century whaleship Charles W. Morgan the 50-feet from the side-track rails onto the main shiplift rails system as part of the two-step process to return the ship to the waters of the Mystic River Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Mystic Seaport H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard in Stonington. On Wednesday the ship will be rolled the 200-feet onto the shiplift and be lowered partway into the water to begin the process of swelling the planking to render the hull watertight. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship remaining and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, is slated to be re-launched on July 21st this summer and embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports in the spring of 2014.
Avneeta Basu, 5, of East Lyme, works on her sidewalk chalk art during the 18th annual Sidewalk Chalk Event at the Groton Public Library Friday, June 28, 2013. Participants of all ages were invited to create in one-hour a one sidewalk square piece of art along the theme of the library's summer reading program "Dream Big - Read!"
Pawcatuck/North Stonington gather in the pitcher circle while the wait for the ceremony to begin after their win over Waterford South in the District 10 Little League softball championship Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Rev. Dr. Douglass Lind, left, Interim Priest at St. James Episcopal Church in New London, greets parishioners Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Indraji Mahba of Wolcott, Conn., receives a pass from a friend at Ocean Beach Park in New London on the first official weekend of the summer, Sunday, June 23, 2013.
Nataly Estrin, center, screams with joy after she and her friends graduated and gather together after the Waterford High School commencement Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
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