The week in The Day
U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran Rick Muller of the Vietnam Veterans of America leads the annual Westerly-Pawcatuck Veterans Day Parade with a folded up flag Saturday Nov. 8, 2013.
Sailboats moored on the Connecticut River in Old Lyme at sunset Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
Jim and Candy Costello of Waterford dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus leading the annual Motorcycle Gift Run arrive at Camp Harkness in Waterford Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. The ride that started at Waterford Speedbowl benefits the Department of Developmental Services in Southeastern Connecticut and the Camp Harkness Fund Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
Jim Handy, dressed as Santa, and his grandson, Chris Palardy dressed as an elf, both of Norwich riding Handy's Psycho Mustang arrive at Camp Harkness in Waterford with fellow motorcyclists participating in the annual Motorcycle Gift Run Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. The ride benefits the Department of Developmental Services in Southeastern Connecticut and the Camp Harkness Fund.
Mike Wylie, with New England Services, paints the fence in front of a house on Main St. in Stonington Borough Wednesday, November 6, 2013. The company is finishing up painting the exterior trim and fence for the homeowner as part of a renovation project.
Longshoremen with Logistec connect cable slings to coils of rolled steel in the hold of the cargo ship Parandowski as the ship is unloaded at state pier in New London Monday, November 4, 2013. The ship arrived Sunday carrying coils of rolled Chinese steel and will be unloaded by tomorrow afternoon.
Wheeler's Rasmus Kantsoe, 17, TJ Condon Frank, 7, Peyton Mulhern, 10, and Kevin Knowles, 21, watch as teammate Tom Steinbrecher, 15, takes his turn at a penalty kick during overtime against Coventry in the first round of the Class S state boys soccer tournament. Steinbrecher made his goal, but Wheeler lost 4-5.
People walk along the Niantic Bay Boardwalk and Niantic Bay after sunset with the planet Venus clearly visible by the crescent moon Wednesday evening Nov. 6, 2013.
Congressman Joe Courtney, right, presents Walter Tucker, seated with his wife Judith Tucker, a certificate during his visit to Crescent Point at Niantic, a senior living community, to honor residents that are veterans with certificates Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Tucker served in the Air Force during World War II.
Multiple fire departments from around Old Lyme battle a major building fire on McCurdy Road in Old Lyme Saturday night Nov. 9, 2013.
Gorton Board of Education member Robert Peruzotti, right, chats with members of the family of Johnie Blount, from left; his sister Marguerite Mootry, his mother Margie Blount and his niece Kim Mootry Smith after a Veterans Day observance at which a plaque was dedicated to the memory of all alumni of Fitch High School who served in the military in the name of two members of the class of 1963 who were killed in the Vietnam War; Blount and Drew Fiedler, Friday, November 8, 2013. Peruzotti, also a member of the class of 1963, remembered playing football with Blount at Fitch.
New London's kicker Garrett Burdick kicks the game winning field goal defeating Middletown 23-21 at time runs out at Cannamella Field in New London Friday Nov. 8, 2013.
Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom takes a quiet moment with his wife Linda as they wait for the final voting tallies at Norwich City Hall as Nystrom is defeated by Democratic challenger Deb Hinchey in Tuesday's election Nov. 5, 2013.
Norwich mayoral Democratic challenger Deb Hinchey celebrates with her supporters as she enters Billy Wilson's Ageing Still after Hinchey defeated incumbent Mayor Peter Nystrom in Tuesday's election in Norwich Nov. 5, 2013.
Cub Scouts with Pack 2 of Westerly carry an American Flag as they march in the annual Westerly-Pawcatuck Veterans Day Parade Saturday Nov. 8, 2013.
High school seniors from around the country help to clean up Riverside Park Saturday Nov. 8, 2013 as part of a small community project organized as part of their visit to Connecticut College. The students are perspective Connecticut College students spending the weekend at the college with the park clearing as part of their scheduled visit. The area is being cleared for the creation of a playground as part of The Sandy Ground Project, building 26 playgrounds dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Seniors (from left to right) Kathy Evans of West Hartford, Tracy Caldwell of Westford, Mass, Eppie Lau of Hong Kong, and Jenna Adler of Tucson, Ariz. walk their professor's dog, Sadie, around the Connecticut College campus during the rain storm Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
Lyme-Old Lyme's goalie Spencer Saunders makes a diving save thwarting a goal attempt by Old Saybrook's Jeff Nagy during first half action in the Class S boys soccer quarterfinal at Old Saybrook High School Saturday Nov. 8, 2013.
Jeremiah Clayton, 8, of Westbrook and his fellow members of the Seaside Saybrook team Lightning shake hands with a team from Groton after a game during the Special Olympics volleyball tournament hosted by the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Billard Hall at the academy Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Between games the cadets also taught the athletes some basic skills that the cadets have learned such as how to tie basic knots and throwing mooring lines.
Ledyard's Justin Shumaker (24) gets knocked upside-down on a tackle by Stonington's Stephon Hodge and Kyle Srednicki during action in the second quarter of the ECC medium division football title game at Stonington High School Friday Nov. 8, 2013.
Ledyard's Madison Canestrari blasts a shot past Fitch's Caroline Taber during action in the first game of the Class L state volleyball tournament at Ledyard High School Thursday Nov. 7, 2013.
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