The week in The Day
One of the five Berkshire pigs taken on by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center at the Coogan Farm in Mystic Thursday attacks and eats a clump of invasive plants at the farm in Stonington April 3, 2014. The pigs have been brought to the farm to help clear the land naturally, making way for the Giving Garden, a garden which will produce for the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.
Kerry Taylor of Provider Farm in Salem works in her greenhouse thinning beet plugs Thursday, March 27, 2014 that will later be planted in the field. A recent agriculture census shows that farmland in Connecticut has increased dramatically, but a spokesman for the Department of Agriculture said the number may be exaggerated.
Bailey Pryor and his wife Jennifer at their home in Mystic Friday, March 28, 2014. The Pryors have created a new award-winning line of rum called "Real McCoy Rum".
Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio during the budget presentation to the NL City Council Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Onlookers, from left, Jessica Owen, Elizabeth Owen and Bobby Echevarria watch as flood waters pour over the Upper Falls dam on the Yantic River in Norwich Sunday, March 30, 2014. Heavy overnight rains swelled the Yantic to near flood stage by early Sunday morning.
Members of Children's and Youth Choirs from member churches in the Mystic Area Ecumenical Council perform under the direction of Dr. Mark Patterson during the 46th MAEC Choir Festival Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Union Baptist Church in Mystic. Patterson, Director of Music at Salisbury Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Virginia, provided arrangements for the choirs to practice before arriving this week for a series of rehearsals. The choirs performed a variety of hymns and anthems accompanied by organ, piano and other instrumentalists and interspersed with biblical readings and prayer.
Jim Cherenzia of Side Hill Farm in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, drives his team of Percheron draft horses, Grant and Ledge, to convey the casket of John E. Ackley Jr. from Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church to the nearby Smith Lake Cemetery Monday, March 31, 2014. Ackley died last week at the age of 83. In addition to the horse drawn conveyance, he was laid to rest with full military honors in the small private cemetery. Ackley's family asked for the hay wagon and that Cherenzia not dress up in his usual jacket and top hat in keeping with the family's farming history in town.
Some of a small flock of Cedar Waxwing birds feast on Juniper berries on a bush in Noank Monday, March 31, 2014.
Herman Boone, the high school football coach made famous by Denzel Washington in the film "Remember the Titans", greets U.S. Coast Guard Academy Diversity Officer Dr. Brian Gates Monday, March 31, 2014. Boone is scheduled to address the corps of cadets as part of Eclipse Week, a celebration of diversity at the academy.
Lois Rodgers, front right, follows the motions of Health and Wellness group leader Morris Burch, back right, during the group's morning exercises at the New London Senior Center Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Burch uses the practice of Qigong to help the seniors at the center with their breathing and flexibility. is a practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as "life energy."
Shipwrights Matt Barnes, left, and Jamie Kirschner work to install the port side bow hawsepipe on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan Tuesday, April 1, 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.
Chief Jeff Hoadley, right, pins a badge on 2nd Lt. Michael Ruffin during a badge pinning ceremony for the new officers of the newly consolidated Stonington Borough Volunteer Fire Company Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Bill Whittle, co-owner, climbs up into the tree while he and his great-nephew, Phil Whittle, right, and Daniel Infante, left, prune Macintosh apple trees at Whittle's Farm in Mystic Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Pruning the trees helps produce larger apples and also lets the sun in through the branches which helps give the apples better color. Due to the cold weather, the trees are a week or two behind schedule in budding.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, center, and Rod MacKenzie, left, head of Pfizer Pharmatherapeutics R&D, walk to the press conference Wednesday, April 2, 2014 where the Governor announced that the CURE (Connecticut United for Research Excellence) bioscience business incubator and the new DAS state data center will be located in two vacant buildings on the Pfizer campus in Groton.
Dawn Thompson of Admiral Properties and Harbor Towers developer Tony Silvestri snap photos of the main dining room of the Lighthouse Inn as they arrive for a tour of the property with City Economic Development Coordinator Ned Hammond Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
An Oystercatcher is buzzed by a crow as the Oystercatcher walks along the rocks off of Pequot Avenue in New London Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
A group of five Berkshire pigs clears a plot of land of scrub and invasive species at the Coogan Farm in Mystic Thursday, April 3, 2014. The pigs were taken on by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center which controls the farm to help clear the land naturally, making way for the Giving Garden, a garden which will produce for the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center.
A Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection crew set small fires to create a fire break around the landing of a footbridge over Goshen Cove in preparation for a controlled burn of wetlands near the entrance to Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Thursday, April 3, 2014.
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