The week in The Day
Emmy Kramer, 3, of Washington, DC, gets help staying on her skates from cousins Kristi Lefort, left, and Caroline Arsenault, both of Needham, Mass., on the Washington Trust Community Skating Rink in Westerly Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Alfred Gardner, left, of Groton, founder of the A.R. Gardner Scholarship Fund and assistant at the Serenity Recovery Living Center, Inc., in Groton, stops by to say hello to John Haugabook, right, an off campus housing coordinator at Stonington Institute in Groton, where Gardner was a former client, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Gardner suffers from liver cancer, but has already lived past his three-month life expectancy. Haugabook assisted Gardner teaching him basics such as how to dress appropriately and how to balance a checkbook.
Patrick Orange searches McCook and Crescent beaches in Niantic with his metal detector Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Silas Anderson, 1, of Coventry, Conn., sits on the shoulders of his father, Clinton Anderson, as he attempts to grab a candy cane from the mouth of his godmother Lea Jacques, left, of Coventry, Conn., prior to the beginning of the annual Community Carol Sing at the Anchor Circle of Mystic Seaport Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
Jamie Spillane of Willington, Conn., directs the annual Community Carol Sing at the Anchor Circle of Mystic Seaport Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Spillane is backed by the Seaport Carolers.
Eileen Duffy, left, a designer based in Stratford, Conn., reflects in the front window of the Lori Warner Studio/Gallery located on Main Street in Chester, during the Chester Holiday Market in Chester, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Duffey is one of the vendors at the event.
A woman feeds gulls in the parking lot at Ocean Beach Park from the trunk of her car Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Montville's Pat Podeszwa tries to grab the rebound away from Coventry's Devan Valdes during second quarter action in the semifinals of the East Lyme Holiday basketball tournament at East Lyme High School Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.
Motorists travel along Water Street in New London passing the New London Christmas tree and Union Station in the background during a steady rain, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
Members of the Calvary Episcopal Church's Sunday School line up before entering the sanctuary for the start of their annual Christmas Pageant during the church's family Christmas Eve service in Stonington Tuesday Dec. 24, 2013.
Wheeler's Andrew Swift (4) and Troy Stefanski (12) crash out of bounds after a loose ball in action against Parish Hill in boys' high school basketball action Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 in North Stonington. Parish Hill came back from a halftime deficit to defeat Wheeler 57-50.
Karen Paul, top right, chairman of the New London Senior Center program advisory committee, shares a laugh in her Frosty the Snowman costume as the New London Senior Center hosts an intergenerational program featuring Bingo, lunch and magician Richard Rothstein of Norwich in collaboration with the New London Parks and Recreation Commission Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
A local man receives a hug and emotional support as he is taken into custody by Norwich Police officers after a multiple-hour standoff on Great Plain Road in Norwich Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The standoff, which started around 2 a.m., ended peacefully.
U. S. Coast Guard Captain Edward J. Cubanski, III, Commander of the USCG Sector Long Island Sound, at the facility in New Haven on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Highlights from The Day photographers.