The week in The Day
Crew members aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle in the Operations Department, test the foremast set sails after the foremast was overhauled last fall Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 in New London. The Eagle is a three-masted sailing Barque with 21,350 square feet of sail and built in 1936.
Ice boaters Ralph Skaar and Matt McCauley break down their boats after a few hours of boating across the ice of Rogers Lake in Old Lyme Friday, February 28, 2014. The pair took the day off from work to take their boats out in honor of the International Ice Yacht Racing Association championships taking place this week in Estonia.
New London Ledge Lighthouse signals over the mouth of the Thames River on a cold and blustery Thursday night Feb. 27, 2014 as one of the Cross Sound Ferry boats makes its return trip to New London.
A Northern, or Hen, Harrier hunts for prey in tall grass at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Also known as a Marsh Hawk, the raptor hunts for small mammals in the vegetation gliding low over the ground using a headwind to support flight with a minimum of flapping.
Bruce Bentley of East Lyme practices his golf swing on the beach at McCook Point Park in Niantic Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Bentley said that by practicing his swing on the beach he can see by his footprints what his feet are doing during his swing and can tell if he is turning his hips and following through on his swing.
Charlie Luxton takes clippings as volunteers with the Friends of Harkness gather in the new greenhouse to propagate signature heliotrope Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Friends Gerjuan Tyus, 11, Eddie Reyes-Suarez, 12, and Zair Alexander, 12, brave a cold and blustery wind to play some basketball after school at the Thames River Apartments basketball court on Crystal Ave. in New London Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014.
NFA celebrates their win over New London for the girls' basketball ECC championship title at Plainfield High School Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Montville's Jake Caskey celebrates his win by pinning Daniel Hand's Ashton Gyenizs during their State Open wrestling championship 138 pound semifinal match at the Floyd Little Athletic Center at Hillhouse High School in New Haven Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Ethan McDowell and his brother Kevin skate on the ice with their friend Haley Ferguson on the pond at the Shennecossett Beach Club on a cold and blustery night at Eastern Point in Groton Thursday night Feb. 27, 2014.
Riggers Alex Peacock, front, and Matt Otto, carry a yard for the whaleship Charles W. Morgan into the main construction building Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. 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.
Alejandro Miller, left, of Oxford, Conn. watches his fellow member of the UConn Avery Point baseball team Nick De Lotto of Southbury, Conn. while they and teammate Alex LeFevre, not shown, of Mansfield, Conn. have batting practice on the Avery Point campus in Groton Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Team practice was canceled for the day, but the three decided to get some batting practice in for the day. games a day as part of their regular season.
Ana Brown, second from right, 9, a fourth-grader at Veteran's Memorial School in Norwich, braids her hair while performing with fellow members of the All-City Chorus, during rehearsal in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. About 140 students from all of the Norwich public elementary school system comprise the chorus.
NFA's MacKenzie Burke (3) comes away with a loose ball against New London's Juda Lucas (3) during the basketball ECC championship game at Plainfield High School Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
New London's Lexus Childs-Harris passes out of traffic against East Lyme in ECC girls basketball tournament quarterfinal action Monday, February 24, 2014. The Whalers advanced to Wednesday's semi-finals with a 50-46 win.
Joe Abbott of Westerly, left, a member of the fish & chips crew, chats with customers Andrew Tellier, back left, Rich Moravisk, back right, Claire Tellier, front left, and Kathie Moravisk, front right, all of Groton, during opening day of the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society Friday Fish-n-Chips dinners in Stonington Burough Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
Don Bureau, of Old Lyme, owner of Bureau's Sugar House, fills a container with pure maple syrup after being processed in a Leader Max, a special evaporator, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, center, flanked by; Norwich Mayor Deberey Hinchey, left, and Teresa C. Younger, Executive Director of Connecticut's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, speaks to about 40 other representatives of various constituencies during a "Roundtable Discussion on Minimum Wage and How It Affects CT Women and their Families" Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Norwich City Hall.
Mitchell College's Kate Mulloy (33) is fouled as she goes up for a shot between Briana Kujawski (44) and Aaliyah Gordon (21) of Bay Path College during the first round of the NECC Women's Basketball Championship at Mitchell College in New London Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
A school bus travels past an icicle formation along Williams Street in New London,Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
Lexus Childs-Harris of New London saves the ball from going out of bounds during the second half against Ledyard in a semifinal round game of the ECC girls basketball tournament at Plainfield High School Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014.
Norwich Mayor Deberey Hinchey, left, speaks to Teresa C. Younger, Executive Director of Connecticut's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, right, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, obscured, and about 40 other representatives of various constituencies, during a "Roundtable Discussion on Minimum Wage and How It Affects CT Women and their Families" Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Norwich City Hall.
A group of women run along Main St. in Niantic Friday, February 28, 2014.
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