The week in The Day
Jeremiah Jeffcoat, 12, of New London, glides down a hill along Crystal Avenue in New London Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The first significant snowfall of the season left about a foot of the snow in the city.
Ducks take flight into the wind as they haul-out onto the ice along the Poquonnock river at Bluff Point State Park in Groton Friday, January 4, 2013.
Antonio Acosta, front wearing green jacket, 10, of New London, ends up on the bottom of a pile of his friends as they play on a frozen puddle in the courtyard of the Thames River Apartments in New London after getting off the school bus Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Elijah Charles, right, 9, of New London, wearing blue and white jacket, also joins the fun.
The cold temperature did not keep people away from the Washington Trust Community Skating Center in Westerly Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
Joe Brown of Montville and his dog Angus walk above the beach area of Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Brown said he and his dog like to hike many of the parks in the area.
Matt Vadas, 5, of Connecticut College goes up for a shot against the defense of Steve Spirou, 32, and Jaquann Starks, 13, of Trinity College during the basketball game held at the Luce Field House on the Connecticut College campus Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
Mike Buscetto tries to keep up with the New London Whaler Minis cheerleading team as Buscetto hosts his annual "Bash at the Beach" fund raiser for local charities at the Port 'n' Starboard at Ocean Beach Park Saturday night Jan. 5, 2013.
Chris Koldewey of Endwell, NY takes a turn leading a sea chantey during the Mystic Seaport Pub Sing and Chantey Blast held at Frohsinn Hall of the German Club in Mystic Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. The event was a fundraiser for the Sea Music Festival to be held at Mystic Seaport June 6-9.
Angela Filosa, 10, left, of San Ramon, Calif. is helped out of a tree by her cousin, Stephanie Filosa, 18, second from left, of Mystic and her sister Stacy Filosa, 14, second from right, after her sister Jamie Filosa, 16, right, both of San Ramon, Calif. took their picture in the tree while at Haley Farm State Park in Groton Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Jamie is taking a photography class in high school and was taking pictures for a weekly assignment.
Jacob Ornburn, 11, of Westerly, dons a pair of ice cream cone glasses during the Family New Years Eve Party held at the Westerly Armory Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.
Millie Harris, right, 4, of Waterford, compares hair styles with Rochelle Weinrauch of Westerly, who is portraying "Rapunzel" during the Family New Years Eve Party held at the Westerly Armory Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Harris dressed in a Rapunzel costume for Halloween this year. Weinrauch is the owner of Simply Enchanted based in Westerly.
Lewis Dube, as President Abraham Lincoln, and Eileen Baird as Mary Todd Lincoln, answer questions from those gathered at the Wauregan Ballroom during 150th commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation events Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in Norwich. At 11:45 a.m. Dube reenacted Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.
Members of the Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery Civil War re-enactment unit join other units to fire a 100 cannon salute as Norwich marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Howard T. Brown Memorial Park in Norwich. At 11:45 a.m. Lewis Dube reenacted Abraham Lincoln's 1863 signing of the proclamation, then at noon bells throughout the city were rung for an hour, followed by a reception at the Wauregan ballroom and then at 1 p.m. civil war re-enactors fired a 100 cannon salute across Norwich harbor and events concluded with a speaking program at NFA's Slater Auditorium.
New Year's Day revelers react as they hit the icy water off of Esker Point Beach in Groton Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013 as they take part in the annual New Year's Day run-swim.
John "Tatush" Torunski, 90, of New London, receives a kiss from granddaughter Kristen Longhenry of N.Y., NY during a celebration with friends and family members during a surprise birthday party for him at the Turner-Tinker American Legion Post 128 in NIantic, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Torunski turned 90 on Dec. 27, and spent two years of his life in concentration camps including Auschwitz, during WWII. For 10 years he was Santa Claus at the New London Mall.
UConn's Caroline Doty crashes into a pick by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa while pursuing Jewell Lloyd in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.
UConn's Kelly Faris has her shot blocked by Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa (11) in the first half of Big East women's basketball Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs.
Students move between classes in the high school hall at Wheeler Middle/High School in North Stonington Friday, January 4, 2013.
Montville's Jacob Caskey brings down faces St. Bernard/Norwich Tech/Wheeler's Mario Lin during the 132 pound match in wrestling action at St. Bernard High School Thursday Jan. 3, 2013. Caskey won the match by pin.
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