The week in The Day
Sherlande Alexandre, a fifth grade student at Moriarty School, shakes hands with Aaron Daniels as she shakes hands with each member of the Norwich Board of Education after receiving her Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents (CAPSS) award during a ceremony at Kelly Middle School in Norwich Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Melissa Castillo, right, fixes the hair of her soon to be adopted sister Olivia, 11, as Olivia's sisters Frankie, 10, left, watches on before the formal adoption ceremony for Olivia and Frankie into the Lopez family at Middlesex Superior Court in Middletown Friday Nov. 22, 2013.
Hernando Molina, 92, of New London walks the boardwalk with his wife Julia Molina, not shown, at Ocean Beach Park in New London Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. The Molina's said they frequently walk the boardwalk and make 3 laps saying it is about a mile.
Bianca Lane, an 8th grade student at Kelly Middle School, receives a hug from her mother, Kelli Porter, as she returns to her seat after receiving her Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents (CAPSS) award during a ceremony at Kelly Middle School in Norwich Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Isaac Linicus, right,13, of Uncasville, assists his best friend Angel Grajales, 14, of New London, as they install a new rear tire on Grajales' Mongoose BMX bicycle, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The two are repairing the bike along Broad Street in New London.
Laurene Lu, left, of Warwick, R.I., Ezra Aleea, the organizer of the event, center, and Kaye Teodoro, right, both of Groton, man a table with raffle items and baked goods for sale during the charity event to benefit victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines hosted by members of the Filipino community at the Boilermakers Union Hall in Groton Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
Sam Bauduccio, son of Anthony Bauduccio, and his daughter, Sophie Bauduccio, 5, share a moment during the dedication ceremony for the Anthony J. Bauduccio Library at Winthrop Elementary Magnet School in New London Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.
Janiya Liston, front row left, 9, Abigail Acosta, front right, 9, Don'Naija Clark, back row left, 9, Daziya Johnson, back center, 9, and DJ Cordova, back right, 9, attempt to avoid getting hit as they play dodgeball at the Thames River Apartments complex in New London, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The children are students attending the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut, Thames River Apartments Unit.
Firefighters pump water as they battle a barn fire on Route 82 in Oakdale that destroyed several classic show cars, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Quarterback Phil Cohen, 12, of Valley Regional/Old Lyme fights off Matthew Nieves, 48, of Gilbert/NW Regional while he runs the ball during the football game at Valley Regional Friday, Nov. 22, 2013.
Henry Lagrone, a park maintainer for the City of New London Parks Department, works on clearing leaves from Williams Memorial Park Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
Abraham Lincoln re-enactor Howard Wright, left, is greeted by Norwich Free Academy Director of Student Affairs John Iovino on Chelsea Parade for an event to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Wright was introduced by Iovino and delivered prefacing remarks about Gettysburg and Lincoln's words before reciting the actual speech.
Ledyard's Michael McDowell and Waterford's Robert Roberson trade facemask grabs during first quarter action at Waterford High School Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. Roberson received a penalty on the play.
New London High School Navy Junior ROTC 1st platoon commander Cadet Ensign Cory Santana, left, and 1st platoon Guidon Amber Flores, chat during a break in the action during the unit's annual inspection and pass and review Wednesday, November 13, 2013. U.S. Navy Captain Carl Lahti, Commanding officer at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base New London inspected the cadets of the unit.
Ledyard's Josiah Shumaker, left, and River Thomas celebrate Thomas's touchdown in the third quarter against Waterford at Waterford High School Thursday Nov. 21, 2013. Thomas's touchdown put Ledyard up 35-14 with One minute to go in the third.
Stonington's Andrew Cordeiro is cheered on while participating in the Ice Cream Bowl between Thanksgiving Day football rivals Stonington High School and Westerly High School hosted by Mel's Downtown Creamery at the VFW memorial park in Pawcatuck Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. Four seniors from each football team competed in the ice cream eating relay.
Gail Ettinger, center, laughs along as she and her husband Ed, left, are congratulated by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, right, as they receive the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 41st annual meeting of the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut at the B.P. Learned Mission in New London Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013.
Crews from the City of New London Public Works Highway Division work with volunteers from East Coast Welding and Fabrication in setting up the New London Christmas tree in the Plaza in New London Thursday morning Nov. 21, 2013. The tree, a 30-foot balsam fir, donated by Pat Diodato and her husband Michael, of Uncasville, arrived at 10:20 a.m. on a flatbed.
Elisa Parker and her husband Robbie Parker, parents of Emilie Parker who was killed during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attend a ribbon cutting ceremony the new Emilie's Shady Spot playground in Riverside park in New London, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. The playground is named in Emilie's honor.
UConn's Moriah Jefferson gets the steal picking off a pass between Monmouth players during first half action at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs Saturday Nov. 23, 2013.
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