The week in The Day
Samuel Whittaker, 12, of Saint Sophia Orthodox Church carries the cross out of the Saint Sophia sanctuary for the first stage of the Good Friday Walk of the Cross through the streets of New London Friday, April 18, 2014.
Rev. Michel Belt, of the St. James Episcopal Church in New London, blesses between 500 and 600 motorcycles during the New London Motorcycle Club's Bike Blessing at the Beach, at Ocean Beach Park, Sunday, April 13, 2014. The event is a fundraising effort to benefit the Covenant Shelter.
Timothy L. Thompson, front, of Norwich and Robert Beaumont, background, of Scotland spend time bird-watching at the Bride Brook Salt Marsh overlook at Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme Friday, April 18, 2014. The men started their day at 8 a.m. at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison and worked their way up the coast with stops in Guilford and Old Lyme, ending in East Lyme, quitting for the day at 5 p.m.
Jim and Hillary Baude laugh along with their daughter Ellie as they thank everyone for coming to the first birthday celebration and fundraiser for Ellie at the Hot Rod Cafe in New London Friday, April 11, 2014. The Baude family used the birthday as a benefit for the Cactus Jack Foundation and the Kelsey Harrington Foundation, both of which helped out the Baude family after Ellie was born premature and critically ill.
Choir Director Douglas Green conducts the Norwich Diocesan Choir and Parish Choir members as priests from the 76 parishes in the Diocese of Norwich march in during the processional to the annual Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich Tuesday April 15, 2014. This was the first Chrism Mass and will be the first Holy Week since the recent renovations to the cathedral were completed.
Rowers practice on the Mystic River and begin to pass the Argia, right, and Mystic, left, docked at Schooner Wharf Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Photographer Tim Yakaitis operates his remote controlled aerial drone as he prepares to take video of a client's home in North Stonington with it Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Joel Stocker, assistant extension educator at UConn Extension Center in Middlesex County, preps his four-rotor unmanned aerial system (UAS) to take photos of changes along the coastline at Waterford Town Beach Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Children participate in the Groton City's annual Easter egg hunt in the area for the 4- to 6-year-olds on the lawn of the Groton City Municipal Building Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Megan Hunley and Brian Osborne, center, listen to Justice of the Peace Richard Tashea, right, with best man Billy Daly, on left, standing nearby during their wedding ceremony Saturday, April 19, 2014 in front of their Gales Ferry home. which suffered severe fire damage on Monday. The couple, who became engaged on Wednesday, and their guests all wore the same clothes that they were wearing at the time of the fire. Chief Tony Saccone of the Gales Ferry Volunteer Fire Company arrived with a firetruck as an invited guest to the wedding.
Picus Woodwrights Lead Carpenter David Cox, left, and Owner Greg Bressler work on rebuilding the roof of the portico of the Granite Theatre in downtown Westerly Thursday, April 17, 2014 as part of an ongoing restoration and rebuilding project to the historic landmark. The Granite Theatre was originally built as the Christian Chapel in Westerly, a Greek Revival Church, in 1843 at the foot of Granite Street in downtown Westerly. The current owners of the Granite Theatre, Renaissance City Theatre Inc. are attempting to fully restore the building with grants and private donations.
Firefighters from Gales Ferry and surrounding departments battle a house fire at 15 Chapman Lane Monday, April 14, 2014.
Waterford's Julia Peay (13) takes a shot against Stonington's Jamie Hayes (24) and Casey Williams (22) during the lacrosse game at Waterford High School Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy walks around a brownfield site in Norwich Wednesday, April 16, 2014 after announcing that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded $3,821,000 in grants to advance the development of brownfield sites in 21 communities.
Caleb Bierman, left, safely slides into third base as the Fitch third baseman attempts to get control of an errant throw on a potential fielder's choice play during the 5th inning at Fitch High School, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Norwich firefighter David Rose, left, holds Hunnybun, the second cat he rescued from a fire, as its owner Rosemarie Trentely, center, a resident at 218 Washington Street in Norwich since 1970, the location of the structure fire, attempts to comfort the cat, Sunday, April 13, 2014. To the right is her other rescued cat, Sweetheart, in the arms of close friend Melinda Lemay of Groton. The large home located in the historic district houses six apartments, four of which were occupied. All residents escaped without injuries. Trentely's two cats were rescued by firemen.
Daisy II, a five-and-a-half-year-old male Pot-Bellied male pig and his owner Farmer (Paul) Minor, of Bristol, Conn., visit the Public Library of New London, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The visit, titled "Pig Out on Reading" is to inspire children to read books.
Caroline Taber (18) of Fitch pitches against NFA during the softball game at Washington Park in Groton Thursday, April 17, 2014.
The Sea Majesty from Panama is guided by a Thames Shipyard tugboat in New London Harbor as they pass in front of Waterfront Park in New London, Monday, April 14, 2014.
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