The week in The Day
Dylan Radovich, 14, of Groton, leaps into the waters off the Noank Town Dock to escape the heat Monday, July 8, 2013.
Dorothy Eames, left, laughs with her daughter Mary Eames Ucci of Woburn, Mass. during her 90th birthday with a party at the Mystic Arts Center Friday, July 5, 2013. Eames was a teacher at Fitch High School for 40 years and a substitute teacher until she was 88.
Jay Fernandez, 7, of New London, attempts to stay cool on a swing in the shade along State Pier Road in New London, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Fernandez is waiting for his family to finish loading up the car enroute to Ocean Beach Park.
A car rests facing Atlantic St. on the northern steps of the Parade in New London on Monday, July 8, 2013. According to police, the driver was going east on State St. and made a premature left turn looking for Water St.
A pair of kayakers paddle along the waters by the Great Island Boat Launch off Smith Neck Rd. in Old Lyme Monday, July 8, 2013.
Bea Gustafson, center, of Pawling, N.Y., enjoys the sounds of Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones during a performance at the Mystic River Park, part of the Blue Monday Concert Series, Monday, July 8, 2013.
A man on a personal watercraft kicks up a large spray of water as he performs a series of tight turns as boaters hit the water on Gardner Lake in Montville Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Cars plow through ponding along Chelsea Harbor Drive in Norwich as a line of locally heavy downpours and thunderstorms make their way through the region Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Officer Jonathan Ley, center, who was shot on Jan. 7, 2013, puts his head down as the incident is being described to the audience during the Norwich Police Department Awards ceremony held at Kelly Middle School in Norwich, Tuesday, July 9, 2013.
Kamilah Brown, right, a kindergarten teacher at the Mashantucket Child Development Center, lines up her students to join the Grand Entry to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Due to morning rain the event, which is usually staged in a tent outside the museum, was moved inside the museum's Gathering Space. Mashantucket Pequot member Wayne Reels provided running commentary for visitors as two drum groups provided the rhythm and dancers demonstrated a variety of native styles. The Powwow continued Thursday with grand entries at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m..
Liu Lantian, an exchange student from Chengdu, China, laughs as she lands in the pool at the Ocean Beach Park water slide in New London Wednesday July 10, 2013. Lantian is one of 30 Chinese students who are staying with students from the New London Science & Technology Magnet School.
Campers Sophia Gonsalves, left, 13, of Newington, Conn., shares a laugh with her new friend Jessica Bawlick, 13, of Oxford, Conn., as campers from Camp Clio and Camp Claire in Lyme, Conn., paint together Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Jose Cruz Perez of West Haven, an employee of Doolan Amusements based in Jensen Beach, Fl., constructs the "Surf City Funhouse" amusement ride for Sailfest, in a parking lot along Eugene O'Neill Drive in New London Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Preston/Jewett City's Bailey Comeau slides into home scoring on a bobbled throw to Pawcatuck/North Stonington's Trinity Lennon during action in the first inning of the Connecticut Section II little league softball championship in Preston Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Preston/Jewett City's Jillian Irvine makes the catch for an out in right field during action in the second inning of the Connecticut Section II little league softball championship in Preston Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Myra Nichols, 8, of North Stonington hangs out with her family's cows as she cuddles with Scrappy, her three-month-old Hereford cow on the opening night at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair at the North Stonington Fairgrounds Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Julie, a four-year-old Great Dane owned by Cindy Scarpa of Quaker Hill turns the heads of fairgoers on opening night at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair at the North Stonington Fairgrounds Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Fairgoers line the fence to watch the tractor pull competition on opening night at the North Stonington Agricultural Fair at the North Stonington Fairgrounds Thursday, July 11, 2013.
A crew from Garden State Fireworks loads fireworks shells into mortar tubes on a barge docked off Eastern Ave. in New London Friday, July 12, 2013.
Connecticut's Tina Charles battles Chicago's Sylvia Fowles for a rebound in the first half of WNBA Eastern Conference action Friday, July 12, 2013 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville.
Sienna Montanari, 6, of New London, hugs a spotted leopard stuffed animal after winning it in a carnival game as she is joined by her brother Stephen, 5, and mother Tracy, left, on the opening night of Sailfest in downtown New London Friday, July 12, 2013.
People enjoy the sights and sounds along the midway of games and rides the opening night of Sailfest in downtown New London Friday, July 12, 2013.
A little rain doesn't stop Mestiza Boyd, 3, of New London as she plays with a ball she just won during Sailfest at Waterfront Park in New London Saturday July 13, 2013.
Ashley Hutchinson, right, and Pam Matzdorff, both of Niantic, dance to Santa Mamba on the Custom House Pier during Sailfest XXXVI Saturday, July 13, 2013 in New London.
Pawcatuck/North Stonington's Weston Brace (12) is welcomed at home plate after batting in multiple runs on a home run in the 4th inning against Waterford North in the second game of the District 10 Little League championship at Waterford North Saturday, July 13, 2013.
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