The week in The Day
Alicia Martin, 18, of New London, grabs a quick surprise self portrait standing next to Congressman Joe Courtney as the congressman visits with high school students in New London at the Higher Edge offices in the First Hispanic Baptist Church in New London Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. Representative Courtney visited with the students to discuss the college application process and the importance of a college education.
Mary Stone. left, of Groton, shares a laugh with Joyce Davis of Ledyard during the Afternoon Tea program at the Ledyard Senior Center, presented by Friends of the Ledyard Libraries and Ledyard Senior Center, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. About 70 people attended the event.
Matt Otto, Lead Rigger at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, dangles off the side of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan to attach chainplates to the hull Monday, January 27, 2014. Chainplates are the anchor points for the ship's Standing Rig, the cables that hold the ship's masts upright. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship remaining and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, was re-launched in July of 2013 and will embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports, this summer.
Matt Barnes, a shipwright at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, sweeps up the shavings from making feathers to fill gaps between deck planks in the blubber room of the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Monday, January 27, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship remaining and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, was re-launched in July of 2013 and will embark on its 38th voyage, a tour of historic New England ports, this summer.
Craig Taylor, left, and Mike Davids chase the puck down the ice as their friends watch on Gorton Pond in East Lyme during the group's a weekly round of pond hockey Saturday Feb. 1, 2104.
Griswold vs. St. Bernard girls basketball game at SBHS Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. St. Bernard's Casey Sullivan (24) scored her 1,000 point during the game.
St. Bernard's Casey Sullivan (24), second from left, is wrapped in a banner that her teammates made for her after she scored her 1,000 point during the game against Griswold Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Jose Lopez of Waterford cleans the salt from the roads off his vehicle at a car wash off Broad Street in New London Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Abby Acosta, 9, of New London, a member of Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut, and John Shepard, director information protection for Cigna in Broomfield, Conn., give each other a high five after their group filled another box Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Volunteers from Cigna IT leadership, attending a three day leadership forum, and youth members of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut worked together during a Hunger Project to package thousands of meals in one hour for the charitable organization Feeding Children Everywhere. The group gathered at the Mystic Marriott to package dry ingredients for a lentil casserole that consists of lentils, rice,and vegetables and will be distributed around the country and around the world.
Models wearing dresses by Annie Nguyen take to the catwalk for a rehearsal prior to the start of the Hygienic Art XXXV Fashion in the Ballroom Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Crocker House Ballroom in New London. Five local, or regional, designers, showed their lines to a packed ballroom as part of the Hygienic Art XXXV.
Model Haylan Victoria, right, checks her dress before taking a rehearsal stroll down the catwalk in a dress by Annie Nguyen for the Hygienic Art XXXV Fashion in the Ballroom Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Crocker House Ballroom in New London.
Maddie chases after a hockey puck while playing on the ice with her owners, brothers Josh Letellier, 10, center, and Luke Letellier, 15, right, of Groton Long Point, and their cousin, Ben Pollard, 16, left, of Noank an a pond near Groton Long Point Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.
Ledyard's DeAnte Bruton is fouled by Woodstock's Zack Loughead on a drive to the basket in ECC boys basketball Friday, January 31, 2014.
Peter Curtis of Waterford, walks past a section of a mural titled "Hard Hat Painters" by artists Michael McNabney and Troy Zaushny, on the side of the Carriage House building on Golden Street in New London, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. The mural was created in 2012 for the Wall to Wall: New London Mural Walk project.
A vessel passes the Niantic River Railroad Bridge headed to Niantic Bay and Long Island Sound Monday, January 27, 2014.
Occupational Therapist Gina Gentes, center, leads students in Gloria Berek's Pre-K class at Preston Veterans Memorial School, in some yoga exercises Thursday, January 30, 2014. The school has proposed adding two Pre-K classrooms to serve all eligible children in the town for next year and today held an open-house for town officials and parents to see the one current class in progress.
Vera DelPriore of Waterford laughs during a conversation while playing pinochle at the Waterford Community Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Karen Martin and Vincent Vento walk along the Ellie Mitchell Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme Friday, January 31, 2014.
Julia Barry, 8, of Norwich checks on her doll, Julie, during the American Girl Tea Party hosted by the Friends of Otis Library at the library in Norwich Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
Detective Sgt. Joseph D. DePasquale, Detective Division Commander of the Waterford Police Department, removes his name from the work detail board after cleaning out his unmarked cruiser and desk, at the department's headquarters, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. DePasquale's last day is tomorrow, after 30-years with the department.
Dakota Fleming, bottom, of Windham competes against Montville's Ian Concascia in the 160-pound class at at Montville High School, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Gene Fiese, left, of Ledyard, Kathy Johnson of Noank, right, and Gene's wife, Kathy Fiese, not shown, take advantage of a new coating of snow to do some cross country skiing at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
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