The week in The Day
Madison Harvey, 4, of Pawcatuck and Reid Chapman, 3, of Waterford play in the sand along the Niantic Bay boardwalk Tuesday March 11, 2014 as area residents take advantage of a slightly warmer day to get outside. Both Madison and Reid had just met moments earlier but decided that it was more fun to play together.
Ledyard's Phyllip Thomas crashes into the bleachers after chasing a loose ball with Kennedy's Jairo Suarez during close action in the fourth quarter as Ledyard faces Kennedy in the CIAC Class LL state boys basketball tournament at Ledyard High School Thursday March 13, 2014. Ledyard went on to win the game 70-60, advancing to the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals.
Deborah D'onofrio, of Hebron, hands off the lunch tray to her daughter Alexa, 9, as they stop for lunch with friends Gretchen and Michaela Foley, of Colchester, not pictured, at Fred's Shanty on Pequot Ave. in New London as the popular seasonal eatery opens for the first time this season Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Alice Smith, center, of Waterford, Terry Marcus, left, and Peggy Ryan, right, both of Montville visit with members of the Tyl Middle School student council during an inter-generational Saint Patrick's Day celebration at the Montville Senior Center Friday, March 14, 2014. The group played BINGO and then were going to have lunch.
UConn's Moriah Jefferson, Bria Hartley, and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis muss the hair of teammate Breanna Stewart as she returns to the Husky bench with her Most Outstanding Player trophy after defeating Louisville in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Monday, March 10, 2014 at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Huskies rolled to a 72-52 win.
Chris Annino of Groton struggles as he attempts to set a new world record for pulling a car over a half mile as his trainer Gabe Glaza gives directions and encouragement from the driver's seat at Ocean Beach Park Saturday March 15, 2014. Annino succeeded in pulling the car for One mile.
New London's Nicholas Barner (21) reaches for a rebound against Conard's Aidan Maloney (23) and Caleb LaRosa (44) during the first round game of the boys basketball Class LL state tournament at New London High School Tuesday, March 11, 2014. New London won the game 69-65.
Lexus Childs-Harris (11) attempts to put up a two point shot against Dominique Woods (32) of East Catholic plays New London during the second half a Class M quarterfinal of the CIAC State Girls' Basketball Tournament at New London High School, Monday, March 10, 2014.
Norwich firefighters overhaul a building fire in third story at 32 Huntington Place Saturday morning March 15, 2014. The fire was called in just after 9:00 a.m. and took roughly a half hour to bring under control.
Mitchell College's David Klapp looks for an opening under coverage by SUNY Cobleskill's Austin Fragale during first half action at New London High School Saturday March 15, 2014.
Ledyard's River Thomas picks the pocket of Kennedy's Tyreek Middleton in front of the Ledyard cheering section as Ledyard faces Kennedy in the CIAC Class LL state boys basketball tournament at Ledyard High School Thursday March 13, 2014. Ledyard went on to win the game 70-60, advancing to the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals.
Ledyard's Olivia DelGrosso, left, and Arianna Fustini hug in celebration of Ledyard's win over Avon in the CIAC Class L state girls basketball tournament quarterfinals at Ledyard High School Thursday March 13, 2014. Ledyard defeated Avon 62-46.
Kevin Morton, right, of Coventry, Conn., a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, sits inside the Harp and Dragon in Norwich, with fellow members after participating in the inaugural Norwich St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Josh Johnson, left, struggles to control his "peace" flag as a group of peace activists stop at Saint Francis House on Broad St. after marching up State St. in New London Monday, March 10, 2014 as part of a "Walk for a New Spring" from Leverett, Mass. to Washington, D.C. The group, which started walking February 21st at the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett and expect to arrive in DC by April 8th. The marchers stopped at City Hall and spoke with Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio before continuing up to St. Francis House where they will stay the night.
Tom Spinnato, center, of New London, charges into the water wearing a mermaid costume during the annual Penguin Plunge at Ocean Beach Park in New London, to benefit the Special Olympics, Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Luke Hinckley of Norwich holds his son Kierce, 4, as he jumps over parking barriers in the parking lot at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Tuesday March 11, 2014.
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