The week in The Day
Kenzie Komarinetz takes a photo as her boyfriend Anthony Ferris stands over his handiwork at Maple Lane Farms in Preston Sunday, December 1, 2013. Kenzie and Anthony live in Boston but were at the Komarinetz home in Uncasville for the holiday and decided to get their first tree together before driving home. Maple Lane owner Allyn Brown admitted surprise at the turnout on a rainy Sunday afternoon. "I guess people just put it on the calendar and they go regardless of the weather," he said.
Virgil W. Huntley, 97, of Mystic, who served in the Army 1941-1945, and Ray Ross Jr., commander Mystic VFW Post 3263, stand during the playing of taps at the end of the post's Pearl Harbor ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. During the event Huntley also received his 65 year pin as member of the post.
Nicholas Humiston, 3, left, of West Hartford and Jonathon Costello, 3, right, of Middletown look out the window moments before the North Pole Express leaves the Essex Steam Train station Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. The North Pole Express is a holiday tradition where aboard the train there is a The Night Before Christmas musical performed and passengers meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and participate in sing-a-longs.
Norwich Mayor-elect Deberey Hinchey, right, talks with Senator Richard Blumenthal, left, outside Norwich City Council Chambers before Hinchey is sworn in as mayor Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
A thick fog shrouds the Amtrak Railroad Bridge, left, and the Goldstar Memorial Bridge northbound, center and southbound right, during the afternoon Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, from the Kenneth Streeter Boat Launch in Groton.
A lone man walks along the boardwalk at Mystic River Park as a heavy fog blankets the area Thursday Dec. 5, 2013.
Norwich Superintendent Abby Dolliver laughs alone with her friends and fellow performers dressed as Snow White as part of the Staff Follies fundraiser presented by the Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation at the Jacqueline Owens Auditorium at Kelly Middle School in Norwich Friday Dec. 6, 2013.
With her mother Nicole Scelza, right, providing support, Gianna Rosa, left, daughter of Jorge Rosa, addresses Judge Barbara Bailey Jongbloed, not pictured, during the sentencing hearing for Evan Holmes in New London Superior Court Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Holmes was convicted for the November 2001 killing Jorge Rosa.
Groton Town Police Lt. Brian Dawson, right, receives congratulatory hugs following a promotion ceremony for Dawson, Sgt. William Wolfe and Youth Officer/Investigator Derek Robertson at the town hall annex Friday, December 6, 2013.
UConn's Phillip Nolan (0) goes up for a shot against University of Maine's Stefan Micovic (13) during the basketball game at the XL Center in Hartford Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Joe Smith, one of the owners of Smith's Acres, tends to a small campfire outside the greenhouse while working the Christmas tree stand during their first night of extended hours at the farm store in Niantic Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013.
Valley Regional/Old Lyme's Tyler Cheverier (79) and Andrew Tuscano (38) tackle Brookfield's Daniel Jackson (43) during the Class M semifinal game at Cheshire High School Saturday, Dec 7, 2013.
Deckhand Paul Brainard Sr., left, and Michael Gabradella, owner of the boat Hostile Water, unload conch traps from the boat for the end of the season Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Stonington Town Dock. Conch season runs from about June until the first snow fall.
Jeff Traver, of Clinton Corners, NY, left, shears a sheep as Colin Siegmund, of Thompson, and farmhand Brian Molyneux wrangle another sheep into position at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme Sunday, December 1, 2013. The weekend following Thanksgiving is the farm's traditional Farm Day when the sheep are shorn and visitors can sample meats and cheeses and take tractor-drawn hayrides but due to the weather Sunday's events, except the sheep shearing which had to be done anyway, were cancelled.
Sheep shearer Colin Siegmund, of Thompson, cleans his clippers while Jeff Traver, of Clinton Corners, NY, shears a sheep at Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm in Lyme Sunday, December 1, 2013. The weekend following Thanksgiving is the farm's traditional Farm Day when the sheep are shorn and visitors can sample meats and cheeses and take tractor-drawn hayrides but due to the weather Sunday's events, except the sheep shearing which had to be done anyway, were cancelled.
Vandell Andrade, center, of Rhode Island College battles Connecticut College's Aly Boyle, right, for a loose ball during the second half at Connecticut College, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Rhode Island's Cara Paladino, left, looks on.
Santa Claus hands out a high-five from the back of Niantic's antique fire engine at the end of the 25th Annual Niantic Light Parade Saturday Dec. 7, 2013.
Jose Garcia carries the ball on a Middletown kickoff, during the first half of a CIAC Class L football quarterfinal at Middletown High School, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
A New London firefighter vents smoke out an attic window while battling a blaze at 20 Raymond St. in New London Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
NFA's Khaleed Exum-Strong leaps for every inch after getting tangled up by Southington's Alaxander Jamele during first quarter action in the CIAC Class LL football quarterfinal at Southington High School Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013.
Ledyard's Collin Krauth (60) gives quarterback Ty Ebdon (15) a pat on the back as he comes off the field as the clock winds down at the end of the CIAC Class M quarterfinal football game against St. Joseph in Trumbull Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Ledyard lost the 49-84.
A couple navigate their way along a pedestrian walkway overpass in New London Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The walkway bridge passes over Water Street, near the intersection of Crystal Avenue.
Valley Regional/Old Lyme quarterback celebrates touchdown by Tyler Jaynes (24) against Brookfield during the Class M semifinal game at Cheshire High School Saturday, Dec 7, 2013.
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