The week in The Day
John Bergeron, 2, center, covers his ears when the docked submarines gave a single blast salute to the returning USS New Mexico to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton while he and his mother, Jessica Bergeron, blocked from view with sign, sister, Evelynne Bergeron, 4, right, friend, Michelle Caswell, rear right, and Beau Goulas, left, with his mother, Jamie Goulas, back left, wait to greet their loved ones returning Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.
Sgt. Forrest Burke, of Vienna, Maine, spends time with his son, Tucker Burke, 8 months, soon after meeting him for the first time and hearing that he is starting to try and walk works with him to try a few steps. Burke had just returned with fellow members of the Connecticut National Guard 1048th Transportation Company of Stratford return from Afghanistan Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 to Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby. The 1048th Transportation Company deployed in September 2012 and while in Afghanistan provided transportation of dry and refrigerated containerized goods general non-containerized goods, bulk water and bulk petroleum products. Seven babies were born while the company was deployed.
Kasey Pregler, left, a masters student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UConn, and Matt Tracski, a student in Wildlife Ecology at University of Maine, measure the bridle shiners they caught while seining on Lower Hewitt Pond at Hewitt Farm in North Stonington Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. Pegler and Tracski are doing research on the bridle shiners for DEEP Inland Fisheries.
Luis Arroyo, left, and his husband Anthony Cuevas take a self portrait while listening to music on the Nautilus Deck with Anthony's cousin, Bellbe Cuevas, all of East Hartford, and friends Bernadette Cotto, of Springfield, Mass., and Charles Brooks during Ocean Beach Gay Day Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. The event was presented by Out CT at Ocean Beach Park in New London.
Boerys Ortega, 5, flexes and gives a thumbs up for his painted on arm tattoo featuring the word "Mom" inside a heart as his aunt Ileana Ortega takes his picture at free health fair at the Community Health Center in New London Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013. The health fair was organized as part of National Health Center Week.
Connecticut State Apiary Inspector Mark Creighton looks over bee hives with beekeeper Karen Parker Thursday, August 15, 2013. Creighton is the only apiary inspector for the state with over 6000 registered hives and travels to look for diseases that can infect the hives as well as to over advice and encouragement to beekeepers.
American League's Ariel Soriano, 4, slides safely in at second base under National's Avery Romero, 13, during the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
Fulkerson/DiMauro::8/13/13::American's Ben Verlander is greeted by his teammates after completing his turn in the home run derby at the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
Students with the Mystic Seaport's sailing program zig-zag their way across the Mystic River during an afternoon lesson Thursday Aug. 15, 2013.
Mystic Seaport staff climb on the rigging aboard the Joseph Conrad Thursday afternoon Aug. 15, 2013.
Mark Behne, 1, intercepts a pass intended for Matt Monteilh, 29, while running drills during the first day of Coast Guard Academy football practice at Cadet Memorial Field on campus in New London Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
Cailee Smith, second from left in the water, an instructor from Mystic Aquarium, shows Jenna, 13, left, of Franklin, Mass., and Jack, 12, of North Kingstown, R.I., center, something she found in the water while Aislyn, 10, right, of Northampton, Mass., and Olivia, 12, in background, of East Greenwich, R.I., start crabbing while participating in a two day marine science experience through Mystic Aquarium while spending time at Bluff Point State Park in Groton Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Wednesday the group, ages 10-13, from the W. Alton Jones Summer Camp, an environmental science camp from West Greenwich, R.I. affiliated with University of Rhode Island, were focusing on a coastal field study looking at plants and animals of Long Island Sound.
Americorps/Vista volunteer Madeleine Daepp helps harvest sweet corn and other vegetables grown at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station's Griswold Research Farm Thursday, August 15, 2013. The harvested crops will be donated to the Gemma Moran United Way Labor Food Center and distributed by the new mobile food pantry truck this afternoon in Norwich.
Horses graze along side of the pulling ring as the horse pull competition gets underway on the opening night of the 112th Hamburg Fair in Lyme Friday Aug. 16, 2013.
Judy Webster of Griswold waves to friends and family taking part in a "flash mob" in honor of Webster's 75th birthday at Ocean Beach Park in New London Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. The flash mob was organized by Webster's daughter Traci and included over 30 dancers with choreography from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Niantic.
Rose Brown, 99, visits with Job, a Lhasa Apso-Bichon Frise mix owned by Ruth Bachman of Waterford, as Job visits the residents of Beechwood in New London during Job's rounds as an animal therapy dog Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013. Job is now generally confined to a stroller due to his age and current bout with cancer.
The WWII era B-17 bomber Memphis Belle flies over Hartford on a flight to showcase the aircraft to local media Monday, August 12, 2013. The aircraft, a post-war model restored to the appearance of the famed bomber that was the only one to complete 25 missions over German territory during the war, will be open for tours and flights this weekend at Brainard Airport in Hartford. The non-profit Liberty Foundation operates the plane to "honor our veterans, educate current and future generations as to the high price of freedom and to preserve our aviation heritage," according to the organization's web site.
Royal Cook, Veronica Cook, Gabriel Huertas, all of Norwich and Ramon Morales, 12, of New London, listen to one of the speakers during the Hoody Rally hosted by the Norwich and New London branches of the NAACP at Howard T. Brown Park in Norwich Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
Retired Rear Adm. Doug Volgenau, right, becomes emotional after the presentations and shares a moment with Fred Yeatts, top left, of Bedford, Mass., and Jim Collins, bottom left, of Mystic, with his wife Sue Volgenau, center, looking on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Wednesday members of Volgenau's 8th Company of the Naval Academy Class of 1959 visited him at his home in Groton Long Point to present him with a copy of the book "Sea Stories from The Color Company," a collection of sea stories from the USNA 8th Company of the Class of 1959, during the visit the group participated in a ceremony via Skype at the Naval Academy.
Electronics Technician Nuclear Submarine Second Class Eric Puls returning from his first deployment spends time on the pier with his emotional parents, Kirk Puls and Becky Puls of Louisville, Texas, during the homecoming for the USS New Mexico, a Virginia-class attack submarine, upon returning to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton Monday, Aug. 11, 2013. Also there to greet Puls was his sister Victoria Puls and friend Tiffany Calbert. During the six month inaugural deployment the USS New Mexico conducted national security operations in the European region.
East Lyme High School Head Football Coach Rudy Bagos runs his players during the team's first practice on the school's new turf field Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013.
Members of the class of 2017 Swab Foxtrot Company carry a log down Bear Drive past Hamilton Hall at the United States Coast Guard Academy just before reveille Friday, August 16, 2013. The swabs are carrying the log as part of the "Sea Trials" segment of their 7-week swab summer indoctrination that concludes on Monday afternoon with the shoulder board ceremony on the Washington Parade Grounds.
U.S. Marine Sgt. David Tupper gives his two year old daughter Mackenzie a ride on his lap as Sgt. Tupper is given a tearful hero's welcome with his family as they arrive at a fund raiser in his honor at Firemen's Field in Old Saybrook Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. Sgt. Tupper is now wheelchair bound after suffering a traumatic brain injury from combat related incidents after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
American's Ben Verlander is greeted by his teammates after completing his turn in the home run derby at the New York-Penn League All-Star Game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.
Jason Rivera, 9, waters a newly planted echinacea plant as campers from the Drop-In Learning Center help with planting around the entrance of Riverside Park in New London Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
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