The week in The Day
Cousins, Summer Mageau, 8, left, Gianno Corvese, 5, and Autumn Kennedy, 5, of Southbridge, Mass. look over a plate of house crickets and rice while they build up their courage to eat a bug during the insect cooking demonstration and bug tasting with Dave Gracer of Providence, R.I. as part of the grand opening of the "Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects" exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Kindergarten and first grade students from Jennings Elementary School play a game of Simon Says while waiting their turn to go to the push-ups station while participating in a New London district-wide physical activity program at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 to test their activity level. New London received a federal grant of $844,104 for the program. Students from Nathan Hale Arts School and Winthrop Elementary Magnet School also participated in the event on Wednesday.
Katie Reckamp, owner of A+D Duct Tape of Norwich, creates a new piece of duct tape art during the weekly College Flea Market at Slater Mill in Griswold Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Margaret Bodell, creative visionary officer of the Create Here Now economic development program of the state Deptartment of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, tours the downtown area with Annah Perch, not in photo, executive director of New London Main Street Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. The two are examining vacant storefronts along State Street.
Two large trucks make it difficult to pass between along Bank Street in New London as Rick Mercado of Oakdale, a 24-year veteran and crew leader of the City of New London, Deptment of Highway, operates a Freightlander plow truck, clearing snow from this morning's snowfall, in New London Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
A crane demolishes building 118 at Pfizer Inc.'s campus in Groton Monday, February 10, 2014.
Winthrop Elementary first grader Lavera Kolada, left, pets an Eastern rat snake held by Laura Craver-Rogers, an educator/animal curator from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic, while learning about snakes Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 as part of Reptile Week. Educators from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center run daily enrichment classes at the Winthrop Elementary STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Magnet School in New London. Each week they focus on a different subject and often incorporate the center's animals into the program.
Mark Salomon, Sexton at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, clears snow and ice off the church's steps Monday, February 10, 2014. Salomon says the church has a significant length of sidewalk along Church St. and Union Ave. that he has to clear which he will do with a snowblower for a heavier snow, but today's dusting didn't merit that.
Skylar Shapiro, 6, of Waterford continues to skate after her lesson during the public skate time at the Norwich Municipal Ice Rink Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Troy Hannan of Montville, jumps over a curb as he and fellow skateboarders practice routines on level 2B of the Water Street Parking Garage in New London Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
Montville Riflery team coach Steve Rocketto, right, offers advice to star shooter Eric Sloan during a competition with Grasso Tech Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Quaker Hill Rod and Gun Club.
Kayla Bailey, 8, front, and her friend Myastar Fletcher, 10, help Kayla's brother John Bailey, 11, not shown, shovel snow in front of their home in New London after the snow turned to rain Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
View from Moxley Road in Montville of I-395 during the snow storm Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Kersten Elenteny, and her husband Patrick McQuown kiss as they, married 14-years, renew their vows with Justice of the Peace Marie Tyler Wiley in the Meeting House at the Olde Mystick Village in Stonington Friday, February 14, 2014. This is the sixth year that Wiley has offered the free officiations. Couples with a valid marriage license in the town could choose between one of five ceremonies of varied length and formality. This year professional photographer Anna Sawin provided couples with photos of their weddings.
Dave Annibalini, left, of Waterford, and Bob Crosby, rigtht, of New London, both members of the men's auxiliary, have a conversation during happy hour at the VFW Post 189 in New London Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. The post is having financial trouble and happy hour on Fridays is a new way raise money.
The U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) passes under the Gold Star Memorial Bridge crossing the Thames River between New London and Groton, Conn., en-route to the Navy Submarine Base Thursday, February 13, 2014 following a six-month deployment. During the deployment the Virginia made port calls in Norway, Scotland and England.
An employee at Benny's on New London Turnpike in Norwich clears snow from the store's entrance Thursday, February 13, 2014.
Firefighters are told to exit the roof as flames protrude through the roof of a home located at Josan Drive in Waterford, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
Phil Plourde welcomes his wife, Bianca, and dogs, Coal and Apolo, back from a run at Pachaug State Forest on Sunday. The Plourdes had planned to participate in a mushing race and used the morning to practice after the event was canceled.
Ledyard's Devon MarcAurele, right, holds NFA's Sean Doran to the mat during a 170-lb ECC semi-final wrestling match at Fitch High School in Groton Saturday, February 15, 2014. MarcAurele won the match.
NFA's Cebria Outlow (15) and New London's Jada Lucas (3) collide during the basketball game at New London High School Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
New London's India Pagan (33) and NFA's Olivia Lane (21) fight for control of a rebound during the basketball game at New London High School Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
Jackie Tusignant (14) of Coast Guard Academy battles Genelle Green of Mt. Holyoke during the second half at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
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