The week in The Day
Participants in the Project Oceanology Summer Marine Studies Program, from left, Abbie Price, 13, Kayla Rosengren, 13, Amber Dubrevil, 13, Olivia Strelevitz, 13, Anneliese Lapides, 16 and Virginia York, 12 disembark from their skiff driven by Project O Senior Instructor Brae Rafferty, to survey the shellfish population just below the intertidal line of the Poquonnock River off Bluff Point State Park in Groton Monday, July 14, 2014. Every summer participants in the program survey the river for the town shellfish commission.
Isaac McIntosh, 6, enjoys some cotton candy as he is guided by his father Jeremiah through the flood of people in downtown Niantic during the 14th annual Celebrate East Lyme celebration Saturday July 19, 2014.
Volunteers Dr. Theodore Davi, PhD, of Greensburg, PA., prepares a disply with items that were excavated over the last eight years from the Hive of the Avery home in Groton that burned to the ground in 1894, Thursday, July 17, 2014. The volunteers are working in the Dolphin Gardens Community Center in Groton. many of the artifacts will displayed at the Ebenezer Avery House in Groton.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says goodbye to U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, after the Senators had copies of Clinton's book signed during the former First Lady's book signing at R.J. Julia Bookseller in Madison Saturday July 19, 2014.
Protestors line the sidewalk and chant across the street from R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison Saturday July 19, 2014 as former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a book signing the popular Madison book store.
John Elliott watches his shot off the third fairway during day-one of the Connecticut Senior Open golf tournament Monday, July 14, 2014 at Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton.
A firefighter from the Flanders Fire Department sprays hot spots as crews work to extinguish a kitchen fire with extensive damage at a home located at 27 Brainard Road in East Lyme, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Firefighters from Old Saybrook also responded. No injuries were reported at the scene.
Kevin Phelps, right, 21, of Groton, practices a front side air maneuver at the Groton Skate Park, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Auctioneer Jeff Mullen, center, and Auction Manager Steve Femiak, right, from The Ocean Auction House sort through items from New London's past that came from the old Hughie's Restaurant at the former Bank Street Cafe in New London Tuesday July 15, 2014. An auction of the old Hughie's memorabilia will be held at the former Bank Street Cafe on Sunday.
Family members of the late Barbara Major of New London, including her husband Tommie Major, wiping his eye, and daughter Melissa Ford, to the right of Major, listen to stories honoring her, during a memorial ceremony held in the bleachers of New London High School, overlooking the football field, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Major passed away on July 10th, and was extremely active in the community.
Visitors duck as they work their way through the blubber room on a tour of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan docked adjacent to the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Naval Yard Friday, July 18, 2014.
Richard "Kip" Files, Captain of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan, acknowledges the applause of the crowd before he throws out one of the ceremonial first pitches during Mystic Seaport Day at Fenway Park Friday, July 18, 2014. The Morgan is in town, docked adjacent to the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Naval Yard, until Monday.
Richard "Kip" Files, Captain of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan, accepts congratulations from embers of his crew; from left, deckhand Aaron Gralnik, deckhand Ryan Loftus, seated left, and chief mate Sam Sikkem, seated center, after throwing out one of the ceremonial first pitches during Mystic Seaport Day at Fenway Park Friday, July 18, 2014. In preparation for the event Files played catch with Gralnik. The Morgan is in town, docked adjacent to the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Naval Yard, until Monday.
"Melinda" a mannequin used to attract attention in front of A-1 Appliances & Furniture at the corner of Broad Street and Connecticut Avenue in New London, holds a different sign each day, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The display is owned by Steve Liniqus, working in background, of Uncasville, owner of the business. Liniqus states that people stop by and take photos with the mannequin, a few friends have even borrowed it for gatherings. A patron wanted to have his photo taken next to it and his wife would not allow it.
Two-year-old Riley Duncan of Groton, chases her grandmother Kim Evans of Groton, along the Ocean Beach Park boardwalk in New London, Monday, July 14, 2014. The two are visiting the beach with Riley's great-grandmother Agnes Williams, not in photo. They all were having a pizza while sitting at a table when a large seagull flew down and took a slice right out of the box.
Wally Lamb author of the novella "Wishin' and Hopin'" looks around during a take as film crews shoot a scene from a feature film adaptation of "Wishin' and Hopin'" outside of the Slater Museum on the Norwich Free Academy campus in Norwich Friday July 18, 2014.
"Beulah", a 45-year-old female Asian elephant, between rides during the North Stonington Fair, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Beluah is owned by R W Commerfford and Sons based in Goshen, Conn., who have owned her for over 40 years.
Myra Nichols, 9, of North Stonington, Conn., relaxes with "Chloe", left, her four-month-old Holstein spring calf, in the shad of the cow barn during the North Stonington Fair, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Nichols bottle fed Chloe until she was able to nurse. Nichols is raising Chloe at the Beriah Lewis Farm in North Stonington.
New London Police along with Waterford, Groton City and Connecticut State Police work the scene of a police action where over a dozen males were detained and several taken into custody at the parking lot of Port City Auto at the intersection of Walden Ave. and Coleman Street Friday July 18, 2014.
State Rep. Diana Urban (D) D-43rd, poses for a photograph with Hanifa Washington, executive director of Amistad America Inc., after local state legislators held a press conference aboard the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Sunday, July 13, 2014, during Sailfest in New London.
Aiden Roberts, 8, of Warren, RI, takes a ceremonial inaugural romp in the new splash pad at Strawberry Park campground in Preston Friday, July 18, 2014. The campground's new owners and town officials gathered to announce the opening of the water play area and plans to open it to day visitors as well as seasonal campers. Roberts and the park's Activities Director Michelle Pedro christened the facility following the brief comments.
Hot and tired firefighters brace a large diameter hose as they battle a large house fire at 15 Collins Road in Stonington Thursday July 17, 2014.
David Peck (9) of East Lyme safely steals second base as Waterford's Brent Conderino attempts to apply the tag during the 4th inning at East Lyme High School, Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
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