The week in The Day
Navy wives (L-R) Madalene Shafer, Katherine Challacombe, Ashley Newman and Jennie Green all of Groton wave and shout to the USS New Hampshire from the Kenneth Streeter boat launch in Groton as it returns to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton from local operations Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.
Spectators watch the schooner race from Ocean Beach Park in New London Saturday, September 14, 2013, as part of the first Connecticut Schooner Festival.
The Schooner Mary E. is dwarfed by the by the much larger Schooners Virginia (back left) and Mystic as the boats get organized for the start of the Connecticut Schooner Festival race on Long Island Sound off of the coast of New London Saturday Sept. 14, 2013.
Ledyard's Jordan Kowalski breaks through a hole in the RHAM defense to put Ledyard on the score board tying the game a 6-6 in the first quarter at Ledyard High School Thursday Sept. 12, 2013. Ledyard would not look back winning the game 42-6.
The Ledyard Colonel cheerleaders entertain the audience at Bill Mignault Field as Ledyard opens the 2013 football season with their game against RHAM at Ledyard High School Thursday Sept. 12, 2013.
The Schooners Malabar II cuts through the waves while taking part in the Connecticut Schooner Festival race on Long Island Sound off of the coast of New London Saturday Sept. 14, 2013.
Ellie Czarnowski of Old Lyme walks her dogs, Ronan and Freya, past the Mary E. schooner at city pier in New London Saturday, September 14, 2013, during the first Connecticut Schooner Festival.
Brighton DeSandre, 5, of Salem, attempts to carry a bucket of macintosh apples he picked with his mother Christina Grillo, left, and grandmother Donna Grillo, right, also of Salem, at Holmberg Orchards in Ledyard, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. This is the earliest in the season the family has picked apples at the orchard, who come every year.
Firefighter Rocco Celtruda of the Mystic Fire Department tolls the bell as members of area fire departments and police departments each read a list of names of the 343 FDNY firefighters and the 23 NYPD police officers who died on 9/11.
Bill LaRoue, left, and State Senator Andrea Stillman cuts the ribbon around the one of two 1992 Type 3.5X8LC buoys placed on permanent display in front of the museum named in his honor Monday, September 9, 2013. Museum trustee Jennifer Hillhouse spearheaded the effort to find and acquire the surplus buoys from the U.S. General Services Administration as well as arrange for their restoration and placement. The two buoys were named for Hillhouse and head museum docent LaRoue.
A woman who wished to not to be identified launches a kite in silhouette, during the 20th annual Family Day at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.
Montville's Kevin Murtha, 78, is called for a face mask penalty as he tackles Windham's Joseph Santiago, 15, during the football game at Windham High School Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Montville's Josh Hammel, 51, and Patrick Bogan, 33, tackle Windham's Joseph Santiago, 15, during the football game at Windham High School Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
A Christmas Tree stand in one of the main dinning rooms, along with other Christmas decorations throughout the first floor at the Lighthouse Inn in New London as seen Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013.
A third floor balcony overlooks Guthrie Place at the Lighthouse Inn in New London as seen Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013.
New London's Jelani Lucas (11) is congratulated by teammates Troy Gray (7, center) and Dante Alston (43) after returning an interception for a touchdown in the second half against Plainfield in ECC football season-opening Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Coast Guard Academy. The Whalers rolled to a 45-18 win over the visiting Panthers.
Deberey Hinchey receives a hug from Jane Pilecki of Norwich, a member of her campaign committee, soon after arriving at her party at Billy Wilson's Ageing Still in Norwich to celebrate her win in the Norwich mayoral primary against Charles Jaskiewicz Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
The schooners Mystic Whaler and Sophia Christina both participating in the Connecticut Schooner Festival Race, make their way down the Thames River to the start of the race in Long Island Sound Saturday, September 14, 2013.
From left, Jeanna Mondino of New London, her sons Bradley, 6, and Morrison, 8, both of Thompson, and her father Kevin Mondino, also of Thompson, look up at the top sail yards of The Mystic as they tour the schooner in New London Saturday, September 14, 2013, as part of the first Connecticut Schooner Festival.
Artist Jill Nichols of Shelton pauses while painting the schooners docked across the Mystic River at Mystic Seaport Wednesday Sept. 11, 2013 as the schooners arrive for the Connecticut Schooner Festival. Schooners involved in the festival began to arrive at Mystic Seaport for the festival that will sail to New London on Friday. Nichols was joined by several other artist taking part in a juried Plein Air Painting juried competition being run by the Gallery at Firehouse Square in New London as part of the schooner festival. The art show's opening will be at the gallery on Saturday night will all works being created during the festival.
Anna Mastan, left, of Stonington, daughter of Donald Palmer who the football filed is named after, receives greeting from Stonington High football coaches Steve Burnside, second from right, and his brother George Burnside, who knew Donald Palmer, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new artificial turf field at Stonington High School, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek Jr., second from left, looks on.
Ledyard's Alyssa Samson, 14, controls the ball against the defense of Stonington's Jessica Connor, 15, and Kaitlyn Whipple, 10, during soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.
Waterford's Tegan Ward (8) screens Fitch goalie Emma Nolan during the second half at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
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