The week in The Day
During Billet Night at Leamy Hall ballroom on the Coast Guard Academy campus Thursday, March 7, 2013 First-Class Cadets Colleen Patton, second from right, of Levittown, N.Y., and her fellow cadets (from left) Josh Surgeon of Portland Ore., Vincent Knaeble of Temecula, Calif., Matt Martin of Nixa, Mo., blocked from view, and Katie Romas of Silverdale, Wash. celebrate after reading that their first assignments as officers will be the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stationed in San Diego, Calif.
During Billet Night at Leamy Hall ballroom on the Coast Guard Academy campus Thursday, March 7, 2013 First-Class Cadet Catherine Walker of Dearborn, Mich. cries tears of joy after reading that her first assignment as an officer will be USCG SECTOR San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif. RADM Sandra Stosz, superintendent of Coast Guard Academy, and Commander Jim Sylvester (ret.), president of Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, wait to congratulate Walker.
Members of the New London Firefighters Pipes and Drums including John Linicus, front, and Mike Leonard, begin the ceremony as they play and enter the main room during the annual New London Elks, Lodge 360 Firefighter's Day, Sunday, March 3, 2013 in New London.
Crews from Cherenzia Excavation Inc. of Westerly clean up sand in the parking lot of the Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly R.I., Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
A view of the colorful skyline heading over the Goldstar Bridge on Interstate 95 southbound along the Groton-New London line as the sun sets Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
A Norwich Firefighter leans out a window for instructions as crews battle a fire at 18 Grove St. Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Orchard Manager John Maciejny prunes red cortland apple trees at Holmberg Orchards in Gales Ferry Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Maciejny was pruning the trees to allow sunlight in to the interior branches and to contain the size of the tree.
A person walks along a path on the Connecticut College campus New London during a snow storm Friday, March 8, 2013.
People walk across the Mitchell College campus New London during a snow storm Friday, March 8, 2013.
A crew with contractor Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman set new 3- to 5-ton stones into gaps in the Stonington breakwater Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The approximately $1-million project is adding over 3,000 tons of new stone to the breakwater after it was damaged during hurricanes Irene and Sandy. The 2,900-foot-long breakwater, which protects the harbor from waves, was constructed in 1880 and was last repaired in 1958.
Auction attorney Scott Camassar stands in the doorway of Fairhaven apartment building Saturday, March 9, 2013 after opening the building for people to look through the ground level of the building before being sold at auction later in the day. Access to the upper floors was not available on Saturday.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues to answer questions as a crowd gathers around for a chance to talk to him after he hosted a town hall meeting at the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London Saturday, March 9, 2013.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy talks to Jerri MacMillian of Essex as a crowd gathers around for their chance to talk to him after hosting a town hall meeting at the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London Saturday, March 9, 2013.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy responds to a question he received on Twitter, projected on screen in background, while hosting a town hall meeting at the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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