The week in The Day
Luke Shevlin receives a hug from his father, Mark Shevlin, after he drops him off at his kindergarten class on the first day of school at Ledyard Center School Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. This year several school districts have all-day kindergarten for the first time.
Sixth grader Sokrathy Thach, 11, and fellow classmates show their enthusiasm for the pop group One Direction as students at West Side Middle School dance to music played by DJ Cee at the school's Back to School Bash Friday, August 30, 2013. Students were released early from classes, treated to popsicles and tours of fire trucks, police cars and public works vehicles.
United States Coast Guard Captain Andrea Marcille smiles to Coast Guard Academy superintendent RADM Sandra Stosz, right, as she leaves the stage after taking command of the Coast Guard Leadership Development Center during a Establishment of Command Ceremony on the steps of Yeaton Hall at the Coast Guard Academy Thursday, August 29, 2013. The LCD, which has existed since 1998 as a division of the academy, becomes its own command under the Coast Guard's Force Readiness Command.
Coast Guard's Matt Epperly, 10, moves the ball down the field with Southern Maine's Ryan Jordan, 14, watching from the ground after the two collided fighting for control of the ball during the men's soccer game at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Coast Guard's John Rendon, 12, watches the play in the background.
Coast Guard's Robert Copeland, 11, celebrates scoring a goal in the second half after being congratulated by teammate Joe Bodzewski, 8, in the background, during the men's soccer game against Southern Maine at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Bodzewski scored a goal earlier in the game.
Norman Main, 14, of Old Lyme, "ollies" over his father David Main on the "tabletop" of the Groton Skate Park, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Norman has been skateboarding since he was two.
Hadley Huebner holds her mother's hand while her parents, Heather and Gary Huebner, walk her to her kindergarten class on the first day of school at Ledyard Center School Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. This year several school districts have all-day kindergarten for the first time.
View of Mago Point in Wateford from the Niantic River bridge Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
Mari Vega of Groton sits in her car looking at the memorial that has formed on Connecticut Ave. in New London for Jesus Pinero, a close family friend, who was a shooting victim Thursday night.
Eric Boozer, left, employee of the Montville school system, wipes a few tears away and offers encouragement to second-grader Kyanna Van Alstyne, 6, during the first day of school in Montville at the Mohegan Elementary School in Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Van Alstyne is a student in Annette Naylor's class.
Charles F. Noyes of Bozrah works on caning the seat of a chair at his booth during the 27th annual Prudence Crandall Day at The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
Kevin Johnson, right, dressed as Pvt. William Webb a soldier in the 29th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, talks with Ray Coombs Sr., vice president of the Friends of Prudence organization, and his wife Nancy Coombs, both dressed in 1833 period clothing, during the 27th annual Prudence Crandall Day at The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Johnson had just finished giving a performance of "The Life and Times of William Webb," a civil war soldier during the event. Coombs had a relative that served in the 25th Connecticut Infantry during the civil war.
A group of 8th graders laugh as they stand in the hall between class periods trying to figure out which direction they need to go in to find their Spanish class during the first day back to school at St. Bernard in Montville Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.
The student section cheers while they watch a game for the fans on the giant screen during a time out during the UConn football season opener against Towson at Rentschler Field in East Hartford Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Members of the freshman class at the Williams School lose ground as they fall to the senior class during the final round of the traditional inter-class tug-of-war to mark the end of the first day of classes Monday, August 26, 2013. The student body posed for an all-school photo before the competition which pits various classes against each other until an overall class winner is decided. After the tug-of-war the students return to the school for ice cream before going home for the day.
Kymani, 4, gives his great uncle Ron Lufkin a hug Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Peggy Lufkin and her husband, Ron Lufkin, took in Kymani and his older brother, Sergio, 9, after the murder of their mother, Peggy's niece, Jaclyn Wirth almost two years ago.
UConn's Taylor Mack, 29, upends Towson's Terrance West, 28, while playing defense during the football season opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
A New London Police detective scans the area for evidence as the department investigates a shooting on Connecticut Ave. in New London Thursday, August 29, 2013.
Coast Guard's Kelsey DePorto, 8, goes up to block a shot by Stevens during the 2013 Bear Invitational volleyball tournament at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
Sue Bennett, an instructor at Salem School, prepares her classroom for the first day of school slated for Tuesday. Bennett teaches 8th-grade science and 7th-grade social studies.
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