The week in The Day
Eric Pedersen of Griswold, moderator of the First Baptist Church of New London, carries the church's cross during a processional with members of the Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de New London (First Hispanic Baptist Church of New London) as the two churches take part in a ceremony which marks a merger between the two, now called Church of the City, New London, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The ceremony was held at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de New London in New London.
Angie Castiblanco, front center, 20, of New London, a member of the SHADAL Dance Ministry, performs with fellow members as parishioners from First Baptist Church of New London and the Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de New London (First Hispanic Baptist Church of New London) take part in a ceremony which marks a merger between the two, now called Church of the City, New London, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The ceremony was held at Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de New London in New London.
Shipwright Walter Ansel notches the head of the Main Topmast for the whaleship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard Tuesday, October 1, 2013. 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, was re-launched on July 21st this summer and will embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports, in the summer of 2014.
Madison Kwasinskas, 3, of Naugatuck, plays in a sand castle she found constructed on the beach at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme as her grandmother Margaret Dunn looks-on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Dunn watches Madison while her parents are at work and decided to drive down for some shopping in Old Saybrook and an impromptu trip to the beach on a summer-like day in October.
A couple wanting to be know only as Steve and Katalin of Danbury join other beachgoers reveling in the late season sun and unseasonably warm weather at Ocean Beach Park in New London Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013. Steve and Katalin say that Ocean Beach is their favorite beach and have been coming to the beach for 50 years.
Members of the "Thrash-grass" band Days N' Daze, from left, Geoff Bell, Wade Shippey, Summer Newman, Jesse Sandejas and Whitney Flynn, perform on the sidewalk along West Main St. in Mystic Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The band, who hail from Houston, Texas with one guest from Seattle, Washington, played Monday night in New London and were playing for gas money for their drive to a gig Tuesday in Jersey City.
Hollis Dunlap, right, of New London, instructor of a Lyme Art Association's weekly landscape painting class, attempts to shield his eyes from direct sunlight while painting and teaching students on the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Students Jim McHugh, left, of Waterford and Joan Wallace, center, of Centerbrook, Conn, work on their paintings.
A fisherman tries his luck from the rocks at Avery Point in Groton Friday, October 4, 2013.
Certified master gardener David Przygoda of the City of Norwich Public Works Park Division prunes a climbing rose on one of the arbors in the Veterans Memorial Rose Garden Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Przygoda said it was the final maintenance pruning for the season which began in April and is done to help reduce disease and promote new flower growth.
East Lyme's Tori Poole swims the butterfly while competing in the 200 meter IM in the 200 meter freestyle during the swim meet against Waterford held at Waterford High School Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Poole won the event.
A pass to CGA's Blake Thompson gets broken up Western New England University's Isaiah Berrios during action in the first quarter at Cadet Memorial Field in New London Saturday Oct. 5, 2013.
C.B. Jennings Elementary School Fifth-grader Izellah Radicioni, center, directs her fellow New London public school honorary United States Coast Guard Academy football "Team Captains" Elijah Rogue, Elijah Parker, Myastar Fletcher and Nashon Fletcher to stand in during the coin toss as CGA honors its relationship with the City of New London by offering complimentary tickets to New London public school students as CGA faces Western New England University at Cadet Memorial Field in New London Saturday Oct. 5, 2013.
Waterford's Claire Hurley and East Lyme's Megan Holt make contact as they battle for the ball during action in the first half of the annual ALS Cup soccer match at East Lyme High School Saturday Oct. 5, 2013.
Waterford's Aaron Schwartz heads the ball away from East Lyme'sGriffin Woods during action in the second half of the annual ALS Cup soccer match at East Lyme High School Saturday Oct. 5, 2013.
Marik Tucker, 11, of Ledyard, who is battling cancer and was named the honorary captain for the Coast Guard Academy men's soccer team, stands with the team at the center of the field for the National Anthem before the game against Mitchell College Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Horses graze in a field off Rt. 82 in Salem Thursday, October 3, 2013.
NFA's Ramel Williams, 7, cuts to slip around the defense of Glastonbury's Kyran McKinney-Crudden, 3, to gain a few more yards while his teammate Khaleed Exum-Strong, 4, blocks Glastonbury's Thomas Reardon, 15, during the football game held at Glastonbury High School Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Ledyard's Josiah Shumaker, 24, looks for a hole while carrying the ball during the football game against Ledyard held at Montville High School Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Ledyard's Collin Krauth, 60, sacks New London quarterback, 19, with New London's, 50, following the play during the football game held at Montville High School Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Project Oceanology Marine Science Instructor Lauren Rader shows a Fluke caught in the trawl net to fifth grade students from Charles E. Murphy elementary school in Montville as they learn marine science aboard the Project Oceanology research vessel Envirolab III in the waters of New London Harbor Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Montville students are back learning marine science at Project O after several year hiatus due to budget cuts. Students studied abiotic features of the waters as well as about the life that lives in them.
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