The week in The Day
Jose Marquez, 11, of New London, in silhouette releases a pass intended for 14-year-old Thania Martin, of New London, during a game of catch in the courtyard portion of the Thames River Apartments in New London, Monday, June 23, 2014.
Followed by a flotilla of vessels, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan sails on the approach to its historic homeport of New Bedford Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The Morgan, the last remaining wooden whaling ship and the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence as well as a National Historic Landmark, was last in New Bedford in 1941.
The Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan makes its way into New Bedford Harbor returning to its port of origin for the first time in 73 years Wednesday June 25, 2014.
The Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan passes the Palmer's Island Lighthouse as it makes its way into New Bedford Harbor returning to its port of origin for the first time in 73 years Wednesday June 25, 2014.
Polka lovers dance the evening away to the music of the Polka Country Musicians as Polka Days at Ocean Beach Park kicks off Thursday June 26, 2014. Polka Days continues at Ocean Beach in New London through Saturday.
Soccer fans react as Germany's Thomas M?ller blasts a rebound of a Tim Howard save into the net to give the Germans the lead 1-0 as they watch the World Cup live on TV from Brazil Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Hanafins in New London. The U.S. lost 1-0 but will advance to the knock-out round on points.
Pilots and flight enthusiasts watch planes take off and land as they look over multiple state of the art aircraft on display at Columbia Aircraft Sales, Inc. Saturday June 28, 2014, as Columbia hosts the "Evolution of Speed Aviation Expo" at Groton-New London Airport Saturday June 28, 2014. The expo included over 30 industry vendors, aircraft displays, along with seminars and presentations by aviation industry experts.
Anthony Attinello, front, 21, of New London, spins around while on his head, as he and fellow BeBop dancers practice routines on a piece of cardboard along Terrace Avenue in New London Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The three are cousins and have been dancing for about four years. Fellow dancers Christian Rodriguez, 19, background left, of New London, and Demetrius Hernandez, 20, of Groton, look on.
The New London In-Water Boat Show at City Pier in New London Sunday, June 22, 2014.
Annabelle Castle, 3, of Mystic blows on a Cecropia moth as summer-campers and visitors to the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center get to release native butterflies and moths into the center's butterfly house during the houses seasonal opening Friday June 27, 2014.
Katie Jordan of New London City Center District tends to the flower boxes that she planted earlier in the spring outside of the New London Police Station on Eugene O'Neill Drive in New London Tuesday June 24, 2014.
Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, left, of Stamford, and Miss Hartford County Alexandra Giannelli, center, of Watertown, kiss on the cheek while Tarpey and 2013 Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson, background left, of of New Haven stand at the entrance and greet the contestants with a flower as they arrive at the Quality Inn Mystic Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Miss Greater Watertown Krystie Seese, far right, of Naugatuck waits for a moment. Contestants for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen arrived Tuesday for the activities leading up to the crowing of the winners at the Garde Arts Center in New London Saturday, June 28.
Harry Way, a crewman on the fishing vessel Neptune, looks over damage in the fishing net as the crew unloads its catch of shrimp at Gambardella Wholesale Fish at Town Dock in Stonington Monday, June 23, 2014. The Neptune, the oldest dragger in the Stonington fleet, was back from a four-day trip.
Danny Park, top, and his nephew Zeb Park, prep the clapboards on the west, Gravel St., side of Bartleby's coffee shop for painting Monday, June 23, 2014. The pair had already painted the front of the building, facing West Main St., and were glad for the morning shade on the west side of the building Monday.
Dontae Johnson, left, 14, and Nathaniel Quinonez, 14, both of New London, navigate their way across a pedestrian walkway bridge in New London, heading to Crystal Avenue,Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The walkway crosses over a busy road which connect Route 32 with Eugene O'Neill Drive heading into New London and exiting New London Water Street with Route 32.
Ann Seiters, right, of Sewanee, Tenn. works with her grandson, Nico Costilow, 4, and her daughter Nancy Seiters, left, of Chattanooga, Tenn. on building a sand sculpture of a horse, a long time family tradition, while spending time at East Beach in Groton Long Point with relatives Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Ann Seiters grew up spending summers at her grandmothers home on Groton Long Point and returns every year.
Mystic shortstop Olivia Carney (15) looks towards first base after forcing out Waterford's Ellie Hohlfelder (1) at second while second baseman Casey Flax (66) watches the play during the District 10 Little league softball championship series game at the Pawcatuck Little League complex Saturday, June 28, 2014. Waterford won the game 4-3 and the series is now tied 1-1 in the best-two-of-three championship.
Melissa Brown and her children Joseph, 8, Isabella, 7, and Cecilia, 5, sit on a bench on Wadawanuck Square outside the Stonington Free Library to get a jump on their summer reading program Monday, June 23, 2014. "Monday was the last day of school and they have been reading non stop since then," said Brown of her children. The library is participating in a Collaborative Summer Library Program being used around the nation; titled Fizz, Boom, Read, which monitors reading progress and is coupled with a variety of summer activities at the library.
"Scienceteller" Jason Vance carries a bucket of carbon dioxide fog through the gathered children as part of his presentation to a group of children gathered at Stonington Free Library Friday, June 27, 2014. Vance's presentation, entitled "Dragons & Dreams, was part storytelling, part interactive science demonstration and exposed the audience to the science of liquids and gases using dry ice and ethanol to learn about the science of fire and ice. The presentation was one of many summer activities planned as part of the library's Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program.
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