The week in The Day
Jack Russell, center, 92, of New London, receives a kiss from Mrs. Claus, a.k.a. Pat Galley of Moosup, as Santa her husband Frank Galley, looks on, during the annual Kiwanis of New London annual Adopt-A-Kid at the Officer's Club of the Coast Guard Academy in New London Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Russell is a member of the club.
Charlie Duffy pauses and looks skyward as he remembers his friend Richard Pierce who passes away this year as people gather for the Homeless Memorial at All Souls New London Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Saturday Dec. 21, 2013, the longest night of the year. The homeless memorial is held on the Winter Solstice every year due to it being the longest night of the year.
Kaylee Singleton, 1, gives Santa Claus a kiss as the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group hold their annual Christmas Party at the Mystic Marriott Thursday Dec. 12, 2013. The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group is organized by the Town of Groton Department of Human Services at the Groton Family Support Center to support grandparents who have to care for their grandchildren.
Joyce Gosselin and her son Marty Gosselin, both of Bolton, while waiting for their son and brother, Spec. Mitchell Gosselin, become emotional as they see the plane arrive at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks with the Connecticut Army National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Waterbury as they return Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
Staff Sgt. Alicia Creighton of Wolcott, center, holds her niece Ruby LaFlamme, 3, of Watertown, as she is greeted by her mother, sister, nieces and grandparents after returning with her fellow members of the Connecticut Army National Guard 143rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of Waterbury to the Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
Shoppers make their way down the light lined lanes of Olde Mistick Village Friday Dec. 20, 2013.
Science and Technology Magnet High School student Rebecca Weigel helps members of her group arrange themselves to present their prioritized pyramid of personal traits to students from Fitch, Ledyard and the magnet school as part of the "More Than Words" workshop Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the magnet school in New London. The workshop was led by Michael Graner, the soon-to-be former superintendent in Ledyard who takes the reigns in Groton soon.
Waterford's Sarah Pacheco (13) wrestles the ball away from Stonington's Samantha Shroyer (4) during the girls basketball game at Stonington High School Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
East Lyme defender Dean Beebe, left, attempts to grab a rebound from Waterford's Kyle McComic, center and Connor Lewis during the second half at Waterford High School Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
Sgt Matt Galante IV, of the New London Police department, receives assistance pinning his new badge on from his wife Jennifer, far right, and their two children Ava and Matthew, during a ceremony in Council Chamber of City Hall in New London, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
Jessica Demorest, a bartender at AJ's Bistro on Holmes St. in Mystic, sweeps snow off the restaurant's stoop Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
Trevor Dillashaw, 2, of Gales, Ferry, Conn., peers out of the second floor window of the Bulkeley House Saloon in New London, Conn., at Santa Claus (a.k.a. Scott Cloutier of New London), who is standing on the sidewalk below waving to motorists, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Dillashaw is attending a Christmas Party in the upstairs of the Bulkely House with his mother Amanda Dillashaw. Cloutier is an employee of the establishment.
Machinists Mate 2nd class Arrell Cavanaugh is introduced to his daughter Ea Christine, five-days old, for the first time by his wife Genevieve as the U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) returns to the Navy submarine base in Groton after completing a six-month overseas deployment, the boat's first, Friday, December 20, 2013. The Missouri, with a crew of over 130 officers and enlisted, departed June 18th for a cruise to the U.S. Sixth Fleet are of operations. The submarine visited ports in Haakonsvern, Norway; Faslane, Scotland; and Portsmouth, England.
Ledyard's Devon MarcAurele and Berlin's Ethan Grieder during their Class M wrestling 120 lb semifinal match at Jonathan Law High School in Milford Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. MarcAurele won the match.
Motorists slip and slide taking it slow as they approach the Gold Star Memorial Bridge over the Thames River during Tuesday's snow storm Dec. 17, 2013.
With bags of toys that will be given to children in line to see Santa, a hesitant Reid Thomas, 4, of North Stonington, his mother Annette Thomas is a MRI technician at L+M, talks to Santa and his helper Lisa Cassel-Patrick, an R.N. at L+M, during the toy giveaway hosted by the United Labor Agency for the locked out nurses and technicians from L+M at Harbor School in New London Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.
Stephanie Johnson and Lisa D'Abrosca, presidents respectively of the technicians and nurses unions at L+M embrace as they get a standing ovation from the union members in attendance at a press conference/rally preceding a membership meeting at the Port and Starboard ballroom at Ocean Beach Park Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Union leaders addressed the membership and media about the decision last night by the hospital to end the 18-day lockout of the nurses and technicians.
Members of the East Lyme boys' swim team including captain Austin Toback, left, closest to rope, 17, a senior, practice at the East Lyme Aquatic and Fitness Center, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.The Zoom Blur effect is achieved by shooting at a slow shutter speed while zooming in or out at the same time the shutter is fired.
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