The week in The Day
Students from Northeast Academy elementary school in Groton march in their own St. Patrick's Day Parade down Oslo Street to school Friday, March 16, 2012. Crossing guard Dottie Burgess first organized the informal parade last year for students who walk to the school from the surrounding neighborhood.
Keith Porter, front, of New London gets pulled down by Windsor's Jared Wilson Frame, right background, after Porter stole the ball away during overtime during a CIAC 2012 Boys Basketball State Tournament Class LL quarterfinal game at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. Monday, March 12, 2012.
Danielle Butzgy, fourth from left facing camera, is comforted by a neighbor as she examines the remains of her burned home located at 19 John W. Luty Drive in the Oakdale section of Montville Thursday, March 15, 2012.
Lt. j.g. Ryan Sullivan, center, receives Communion from the Rev. Thomas Hoar, Catholic priest for the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, in the wardroom of the submarine USS Missouri on Sunday, March11, 2012. Waiting at right is Lt. Anthony Roa.
The Waterford bench celebrates as their teammates on the court begin to pull away from Notre Dame-Fairfield in the final minutes of the the boys basketball Class M state tournament semi-final game held at Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Waterford's Nolan Long, 35, goes up for a shot against the defense of Notre Dame-Fairfield's Arkel Miles, 15, during the boys basketball Class M state tournament semi-final game held at Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Construction workers take a quick look around from the top of the new radio tower being constructed behind the new public safety complex in Montville Friday March 16, 2012. The tower stands 140 feet tall.
Quincy Francois, 10, left, helps his sister Miloura Francois, 7, both of New London after she fell while the two were skating on the Rink at Parade Plaza the last day of the inaugural season Sunday, March 11, 2012. The rink is scheduled to be dismantled Monday morning.
Mykela Parker, 10yr, of Groton receives feedback from the coaches after singing her song during rehearsal in the New London High School auditorium for the New London Youth Talent Show Thursday, March 15, 2012. The show produced by Kitchings Productions, I Am Me Studios and a creative team with the Writer's Block Ink will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Garde Arts Center in New London and broadcast live on Jammin 107.7 FM radio.
The Ancient Mariners fire a cannon along State Street during the New London Irish Parade Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Shawn Bastin, 18, of the Moosup section of Plainfield, a member of the Plainfield Unified basketball team moves in for a slam dunk during the ECC Unified Basketball Tournament at Norwich Free Academy Monday, March 12, 2012.
Waterford's Jordan Hamler gets airborne trying to keep the ball inbounds during second quarter action against Watertown in the CIAC Class M state championship game at Mohegan Sun Saturday March 17, 2012.
New London teammates Malcolm Simmons, left, and Voghens Larrieux (44) celebrates after defeating Windsor in double overtime in a CIAC 2012 Boys Basketball State Tournament Class LL quarterfinal game at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. Monday, March 12, 2012.
Kris Dunn (3) and fellow New London teammates walk off the court after being defeated by St. Joseph during the second half of a CIAC Class LL semifinal game of the 2012 boys basketball state tournament at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Cheryl Rosimos of Montville chases one of her seven llamas prior to heading out to work Thursday morning March 1, 2012. Rosimos and her husband Gary Koczera are fighting foreclosure on their home.
Preston Veterans Memorial School fifth-grader Skylar Roan, 10, dressed in a colonial bonnet, laughs along with her friends as the school hosts a live history tableau with town and local community officials Friday March 16, 2012 commemorating the deed signing for the town that took place on March 17, 1687.
Khaleed Feilds , left, of New London dives after a loose ball as St. Joseph's James Jennings, right, gets called for a foul on the play during the second half of a CIAC Class LL semifinal game of the 2012 boys basketball state tournament at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Ledyard's Darney Gray is denied a shot under heavy coverage by Watertown's Edward Hill during action in the first quarter of the Class M state tournament semifinal at CCSU in New Britain Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
Ledyard's John Rainey gets off a jump shot under coverage by Watertown's Edward Hill during first quarter action in the Class M state tournament semifinal at CCSU in New Britain Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
John Fratus, a firefighter/EMT, holds his wife Ellen Fratus' hand while he receives a kiss from his cousin Donna Rheaume, right, after returning to the table after receiving the Oswegatchie Fire Department Firefighter of the Year award and the Lawrence & Memorial Paramedics Paramedic of the Year award during the New London Lodge of Elks No. 360 annual Firefighter's Day dinner and awards ceremony Sunday, March 11, 2012.
Joseph Mitchell, 26, of NFA-St. Bernard-Bacon fights off Jeff Rossman, 27, of Newington-Berlin to try and gain control of the puck during the semifinal game of the Division III ice hockey state tournament held at Ingalls Rink on the Yale campus in New Haven Tuesday, March 13, 2012. NFA-St. Bernard-Bacon lost the game 4-1.
Dylan Feeney, 13, an 8th grader in the Whistletown Whelks house at East Lyme Middle School dives face-first into a pie during a pie-eating contest concluding the school's "Pi Day" activities Wednesday, March 14, 2012. All 7th and 8th grade students in the school took part in a variety of mathematic events related to the number Pi.
Mourners slowly enter a memorial service for Norwich firefighter Ben De Mond at Norwich Free Academy as members of the New London Firefighters Pipes and Drums including bagpiper Lt. Jonathan Page, right forereground, play, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. De Mond was killed in a car accident on Friday evening.
Coxswain Lauren Ward, a senior, leads her East Lyme High School boys varsity first boast crew team back to the boat house at the end practice at Pattagansett Lake in East Lyme Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
The Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, walks past the funeral procession at the conclusion a funeral service for Marine Lt. Col. Thomas A. Budrejko of Montville at the Church of St. Mary in Newington, Conn. Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Beach-goers take advantage from late afternoon sun and warmer temperatures to wander Eastern Point Beach in Groton Tuesday March 13, 2012.
Bacon Academy celebrates their 38-34 victory over E.O. Smith in the CIAC Class L state championship game at Mohegan Sun Saturday March 17, 2012.
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