The week in The Day
Mike Dugan and his son Connor, 5, of Niantic take full advantage of Connor's snow day from school with some of the first sledding of the winter at McCook Point Park in Niantic Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013.
Director Russell Hammond leads the Ledyard High School Carolers during the Mystic Holiday Stroll in downtown Mystic Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Solana Parra-Polimeni, 12 chases her younger brother Santino, 10, through the snow along on Chapel Drive in New London Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 as area schools are cancelled or being dismissed early due to a moderate snow storm that will be moving through the area today.
Catia Correia, left, tries to soothe her son Mason, 1, as he cries while he and sister Alison, 3, pose for photos with Santa stand-in Dave Puffer at the Crystal Mall in Waterford Monday, December 9, 2013.
Cameron Cunningham, center, 8, of Salem, participates in a carol sing inside the Center School building on the Salem Town Green, during the annual Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
A group of nurses locked-out from their jobs at L+M Hospital deliver three bags of gifts to the Adopt-a-Family program Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Elks Club. The group of nurses committed to adopt a family for this season prior to the strike and lockout at the hospital and decided to go forward with their donations despite their own challenges.
Anthony Nolan holds the ladder while Dawn Koonce hangs an ornament on the Christmas tree located on the Parade in downtown New London Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. People gathered to decorate the sad looking Christmas tree Saturday after people started making comments about the tree on social media.
Abby Acosta, left, 9, and her eight-year-old sister Jayla Acosta, both of New London, slide down a hill in the first snowfall of the season at the Thames River Apartments in New London Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Dressed as a Christmas tree Beverly Knapp, cochairman of the New London Senior Center, walks with Cheryl Lawrence to her seat during the New London Senior Center's holiday luncheon in the ballroom of the Mohican Hotel Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Colleen Durkee, left, of East Lyme battles Montville's Cassidy Bundy for a second half loose ball at Montville High School, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Kiah Strickland, right, of Montville, ends up on her head, while attempting to gain control of a loose ball as East Lyme's Carynn Bartolucci, left, grabs the ball during the second half, at Montville High School, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Skip Petras, coordinator for Connecticut Wreaths Across America, presents a wreath to Gold Star family members Pearl Parsons Gilmour of Essex, her daughter, Vicki Bush of Old Lyme, and granddaughter, Michelle Bass of Old Lyme, to honor S/Sgt. Richard Lewis Parsons of the Army Air Corps, who died in World War II. Wreaths Across America made a stop at Flanders Elementary School in East Lyme for a ceremony to honor veterans Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Kindergarten student Madison Miller holds her flag up high and places her hand over her heart for the national anthem during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at Flanders Elementary School in East Lyme to honor veterans Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
Versana Roch-Diaz, right, snaps a photo of Clara Franklin, Audrey Hausberger and Erin Cornelius as dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet get ready to take their places on stage for a performance of The Nutcracker for groups of elementary and middle school students from around the region Friday, December 13, 2013 at The Garde.
Brad Whipple stands next to the motorcycle style pulpit while welcoming the congregation to the Full Throttle Biker Church service at Seaport Community Church in Groton Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Mackenzie Aldridge (10) of Fitch goes up for a shot against Ali Regan (11) of St. Bernard during the girls basketball game at Fitch High School in Groton Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Coast Guard's Brittney Zimmerman (23) is fouled by Connecticut College's Liz Malman (3) as she goes up for a shot during the basketball game at Connecticut College Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Bob Diaco, the new University of Connecticut head football coach, receives a hug from his son Michael, after being introduced to the media during a press conference at the Burton Family Football Complex in Storrs, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Diaco served as Notre Dame's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
Barbara Blair, second from bottom on right, of Waterford, listens to the soft verbal commands from Yoga instructor Rosemary Gentile of Waterford, as she participates in a bi-weekly class at the New London Senior Center, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2013. Blair and fellow students are finishing the Savasana portion of the exercise.
A U.S. Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine transits northbound on the Thames River bound to the sub base in Groton Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Connecticut College's Kaitlyn Cresencia (15) works to get away from the defense of Coast Guard's Alexi Howland (32) and Kaitlin Howard (35) during the basketball game at Connecticut College Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Bernard's Kaitlyn Berkel (5) fights against the defense of Mackenzie Aldridge (10) and Jackie Lewis (11) of Fitch during the girls basketball game at Fitch High School in Groton Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Highlights from The Day photographers.