The week in The Day
Commander Michael G. Quan walks aboard the Los Angeles class, fast-attack submarine U.S.S. Providence (SSN 719) for the last time as the sub's Captain at the start of a change of command ceremony for the Providence at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London Wednesday Aug. 21, 2013.
A young fisherman proudly holds up her catch as members of the Mystic River Mudhead Sailing Association pass in the background during the seasonal weekly boat races off Main Beach of Groton Long Point Wednesday, Aug. 21. 2013.
Participants in the Connecticut State Parks Centennial SoJourn set up camp along the river at Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013 as the riverboat Becky Thatcher of the Valley Railroad Company makes its way down the Connecticut River. The SoJourn crosses the state on an 11-day 169-mile trip that concludes on Aug. 25th at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.
Members of the United States Coast Guard Academy class of 2017 prepare to receive their shoulder boards officially making them members of the CGA Corps of Cadets as they march into the Regimental Change of Watch and Shoulder Board ceremony marking the end of Swab Summer on the Washington Parade Ground at the academy in New London Monday Aug. 19, 2013.
Madison Bingham, 18-months-old, of Ledyard, runs with her football as she attends a Fitch High School football practice with her father Tom Bingham, the team's quarterback coach, Monday, August 19, 2013.
New London firefighters take water and shade to cool off after battling a general alarm fire 130 State Street in New London Wednesday warm and muggy summer day Aug. 21, 2013.
Children follow the moves of volunteer Leopoldo Navarro of New London, not shown, while he leads a line dance during the Back to School Block Party hosted by Miracle Temple Church at C.B. Jennings Elementary School in New London Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. During the event school supplies and services where available to New London County students in preparation for the new school year and free hotdogs and hamburgers as well craft tents were there for people to enjoy.
Photographer Deb Persson of Milford, Conn., takes a brief nap on jump 7, during the Lyme Horse Trials at Lord Creek Farm in Lyme Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Persson is working with Judith M. Bosco, owner of Events Farm Portraits.
Competitor Kristine Kestermont-Pierce rides "Safire's Grace" over a jump during the Cross Country Jumping event of the Lyme Horse Trials at Lord Creek Farm in Lyme Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
Bob Chabot, 81, of Uncasille, participates in a Zumba class at the Montville Senior Center during the afternoon Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. The class is instructed by Katie Sandberg of Oakdale. Earlier in the day Chabot took part in a Yoga class at the center.
As the sun sets, artist Faith Wibberley of Norwich continues to work on her mural located on the side of the Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Wibberley began the 24-Hour Mural LIVE ART! project at noon Tuesday and with the exception of 15 minute breaks when needed will work straight through and be completed Wednesday.
Bill Cornish, owner of the building along State Street in New London damaged by fire yesterday, speaks on the phone in front of Monica's State Street Diner, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The diner is one of the businesses closed due to the fire. Monica Rossi, background left, the owner of the diner, sits with part-time employee Michele Zamagni.
Seventeen month old Mushuyon Reels takes to the dance ring in Eastern Woodland Tribal regalia as Native American dancers with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation perform a dance preview for Schemitzun, the Feast of Green Corn & Dance at the Mashantucket Cultural Grounds Friday Aug. 23, 2013.
Firefighters work on opening the roof at the scene of a fire at 130 State Street in downtown New London Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
A group of Connecticut College incoming freshmen pick up trash and keep a record of what they find while working with members of Save the Sound at Ocean Beach Park Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. A second group worked in the gardens at Ocean Beach Park with members of the New London Beautification Committee. Freshmen were spread out around 10 locations in New London to complete community service projects Saturday.
Members of the United States Coast Guard Academy training cadre attach the shoulder boards and congratulate the newest CGA cadets during the Regimental Change of Watch and Shoulder Board ceremony for the Class of 2017 marking the end of Swab Summer on the Washington Parade Ground at the academy in New London Monday Aug. 19, 2013.
Bruce Browne, 46, of Wolcott, Conn., attempts to evade the media, walking along Broad Street in New London, after attending his arraignment hearing at New London Superior Court GA10 in New London, for allegedly impersonating a police officer, interfering with a police officer, and possession of a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Browne is the brother of former Senator Scott Brown (R-MA).
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