July 3, 2017 - Madison, Connecticut:  Crowds gather before a display off of West Wharf Beach in Madison, Connecticut, which began at 9:30pm for an annual Independence Day celebration.  MONICA JORGE| mjorge@courant.com

July 3, 2017 - Madison, Connecticut: Crowds gather before a display off of West Wharf Beach in Madison, Connecticut, which began at 9:30pm for an annual Independence Day celebration. 

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July 25, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States:  Protestors gather in the streets outside of the Wells Fargo Arena where they marched, chanted, and protested with signs and creative attire.  Citizens lined Broad Street from City Hall to FDR Par

July 25, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States: Protestors gather in the streets outside of the Wells Fargo Arena where they marched, chanted, and protested with signs and creative attire. Citizens lined Broad Street from City Hall to FDR Park.

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The Southington Drive-in opened for the season June 4, 2016 with a showing of Grease.   (Wearing tan) Aryanna Pfaff, 10, and sister (wearing pink) Natalie Lopez, 4, of Meriden, play with friends before the film starts.   (Photo by Monica Jorge/For the Rec

The Southington Drive-in opened for the season June 4, 2016 with a showing of Grease. (Wearing tan) Aryanna Pfaff, 10, and sister (wearing pink) Natalie Lopez, 4, of Meriden, play with friends before the film starts. 

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July 3, 2017 - Madison, Connecticut:  Two children jump off a pier before a display off of West Wharf Beach in Madison, Connecticut, which began at 9:30pm for an annual Independence Day celebration.  MONICA JORGE| mjorge@cour

July 3, 2017 - Madison, Connecticut: Two children jump off a pier before a display off of West Wharf Beach in Madison, Connecticut, which began at 9:30pm for an annual Independence Day celebration. 

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June 29, 2017 - Moodus, Connecticut:  Ed Gubbins has, for the past year, been renting kayaks to visitors at Sunrise State Park on the Salmon River in Moodus, Connecticut - An area he grew up in and something he has always bee

June 29, 2017 - Moodus, Connecticut: Ed Gubbins has, for the past year, been renting kayaks to visitors at Sunrise State Park on the Salmon River in Moodus, Connecticut - An area he grew up in and something he has always been passionate about. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 08.03.2017 - Reyes Alvarez Deportation - Antonio Reyes Alvarez (right) with his youngest daughter Adriana Reyes (12) and wife Fanny Torres during a rally to support their family in Hartford, Connecticut, August 3, 2017.  Marco, a Meriden res

HARTFORD, CT- 08.03.2017 - Reyes Alvarez Deportation - Antonio Reyes Alvarez (right) with his youngest daughter Adriana Reyes (12) and wife Fanny Torres during a rally to support their family in Hartford, Connecticut, August 3, 2017. Marco, a Meriden resident from Ecuador, is faced with deportation. Marco has been in the United States since 1997. 

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A memorial service is held in the middle of the Oculus at the World Trade Center.  The world remembers 9/11 - one of the worst days of the United State's history, when the Twin Towers were struck by planes, killing thousands.  (Photo by Monica Jorge)

A memorial service is held in the middle of the Oculus at the World Trade Center. The world remembers 9/11 - one of the worst days of the United State's history, when the Twin Towers were struck by planes, killing thousands. 

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NEW HAVEN, CT- 07.23.2017 - NURY CHAVARRIA - Nury Chavarria momentarily exits the safety of the church to thank everyone who arrived to show their support for her.  A vigil is held Sunday evening at the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven to s

NEW HAVEN, CT- 07.23.2017 - NURY CHAVARRIA - Nury Chavarria momentarily exits the safety of the church to thank everyone who arrived to show their support for her. A vigil is held Sunday evening at the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church in New Haven to support Nury Chavarria - the Norwalk woman who has taken sanctuary at the church in New Haven, Connecticut, July 23, 2017. 

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July 7, 2017 - Hartford, Connecticut: Matthew Montague of Penacook, New Hampshire, waits under a bridge at the Riverfront Plaza during ConnectiCon on Friday, July7, 2017.  ConnectiCon XV, a convention revolving around multi-g

July 7, 2017 - Hartford, Connecticut: Matthew Montague of Penacook, New Hampshire, waits under a bridge at the Riverfront Plaza during ConnectiCon on Friday, July7, 2017. ConnectiCon XV, a convention revolving around multi-genre pop culture, is being held downton from July 6-9. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 07.18.2017 - NORTH END CAR CRASH - A Toyota Highlander stolen from West Hartford was the vehicle involved in a crash that critically injured a woman on Sigourney and Ashley St. in the north end of Hartford, Conn

HARTFORD, CT- 07.18.2017 - NORTH END CAR CRASH - A Toyota Highlander stolen from West Hartford was the vehicle involved in a crash that critically injured a woman on Sigourney and Ashley St. in the north end of Hartford, Connecticut, July 18, 2017.  The teen charged in the crime was later uncovered to be responsible for a slew or recent criminal activity.  Daykevious Russaw shot and killed a man sitting on a park bench the day before he drove a stolen SUV over a woman waiting for a bus, causing injuries that led to her death. Russaw was charged with second-degree manslaughter, second-degree larceny, reckless driving, evading responsibility and driving without a license. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - CT Science Center Butterflies - Kim Kelly, Butterfly Encounter manager and head horticulturist, talks with visitors about the newly opened greenhouse and its butterfly species at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Conne

HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - CT Science Center Butterflies - Kim Kelly, Butterfly Encounter manager and head horticulturist, talks with visitors about the newly opened greenhouse and its butterfly species at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Connecticut, August 7, 2017.  

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HARTFORD, CT- 07.31.2017 - SENATE VOTE - Senator John Fanfara and Senator Joan Hartley discuss before the Senate vote at the Capitol building in Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 2017. The Connecticut State Senate meets today t

HARTFORD, CT- 07.31.2017 - SENATE VOTE - Senator John Fanfara and Senator Joan Hartley discuss before the Senate vote at the Capitol building in Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 2017. The Connecticut State Senate meets today to vote on a concession deal worth $1.57 billion. 

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Avo, Libeira, Portugal. May 2016. 

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The Cheshire Relay For Life featured games for the children, face painting, music, food, and a hot air balloon during the luminary ceremony to close out the night, June 3, 2016.

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Bridal shop, Little League World Series week, Williamsport, PA. August 2017. 

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The Cheshire Relay For Life was held on Friday June 3, 2016.  The event featured games for the children, face painting,  music, food, and a hot air balloon during the luminary ceremony to close out the night.  (Monica Jorge/For the Record-Journal)

The Cheshire Relay For Life featured games for the children, face painting, music, food, and a hot air balloon during the luminary ceremony to close out the night, June 3, 2016. 

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June 26, 2016 - New York, United States:  As fireworks explode to end the night, couples spend their last few moments of Pride week kissing and dancing and taking in the moment.  Thousands of people came out to Pier 26 in New York City to dance and celebr

June 26, 2016 - New York, United States: As fireworks explode to end the night, couples spend their last few moments of Pride week kissing and dancing and taking in the moment. Thousands of people came out to Pier 26 in New York City to dance and celebrate PRIDE week. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 07.11.2017 - COMMUNITY MEETING - Josh Serrano (center), a tenant in the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments, was an active part of Tuesday's meeting where Reverend Johnson spoke.  Rev. Ashley "AJ" Johnson held a

HARTFORD, CT- 07.11.2017 - COMMUNITY MEETING - Josh Serrano (center), a tenant in the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments, was an active part of Tuesday's meeting where Reverend Johnson spoke. Rev. Ashley "AJ" Johnson held a community meeting at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hartford in an attempt to call attention to Emmanuel Ku, the owner of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments, July 11, 2017. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 07.21.2017 - crumbling foundations - Connecticut homeowners David Antinode (left) and Bill Dupont (right) organized with the "Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements" to file a formal complaint at Hartford Federal Court, July 21, 2

HARTFORD, CT- 07.21.2017 - crumbling foundations - Connecticut homeowners David Antinode (left) and Bill Dupont (right) organized with the "Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements" to file a formal complaint at Hartford Federal Court, July 21, 2017. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - Slooh Kicks Off Eclipse Road Trip - Michael Paolucchi (left) and Paul Cox (right) of Slooh, a Connecticut based leading media brand in outer space, begin a road trip Monday, August 7, 2017, to capture and broadcast the total sol

HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - Slooh Kicks Off Eclipse Road Trip - Michael Paolucchi (left) and Paul Cox (right) of Slooh, a Connecticut based leading media brand in outer space, begin a road trip Monday, August 7, 2017, to capture and broadcast the total solar eclipse in their Slooh Mobile Observatory departing from the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. 

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SIMSBURY, CT- 08.16.2017 - Simsbury Ridge Groundbreaking - Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony which took place in Simsbury, Connecticut, at the site of the former campus of The Hartford for the development of a multi-u

SIMSBURY, CT- 08.16.2017 - Simsbury Ridge Groundbreaking - Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony which took place in Simsbury, Connecticut, at the site of the former campus of The Hartford for the development of a multi-use complex, August 16, 2017. The Silverman Group, a New Jersey based company, purchased the 172-acre property at the Simsbury Ridge at Talcott Mountain in December 2015. 

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WINDSOR, CT- 08.16.2017 - CONNECTICUT CAT CONNECTION - Cats at the Connecticut Cat Connection, a non-profit cat sanctuary and adoption center in Windsor, Connecticut, August 16, 2017.  MONICA JORGE | mjorge@courant.com

WINDSOR, CT- 08.16.2017 - CONNECTICUT CAT CONNECTION - Cats at the Connecticut Cat Connection, a non-profit cat sanctuary and adoption center in Windsor, Connecticut, August 16, 2017. 

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EAST HARTFORD, CT- 08.08.2017 - JOHN B LARSON ON INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL - Representative John B. Larson announced the America Wins Act at Great River Park in East Hartford, Connecticut, August 8, 2017. MONICA JORGE | mjorge@courant.com

EAST HARTFORD, CT- 08.08.2017 - JOHN B LARSON ON INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL - Representative John B. Larson announced the America Wins Act at Great River Park in East Hartford, Connecticut, August 8, 2017. 

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NEW HAVEN, CT- 07.26.2017 - YOUTH VIOLENCE PRESS CONF - Mayor Toni N. Harp (center) gathers with local officials, leaders, and community activists during a press conference to address recent violence in the city especially in

NEW HAVEN, CT- 07.26.2017 - YOUTH VIOLENCE PRESS CONF - Mayor Toni N. Harp (center) gathers with local officials, leaders, and community activists during a press conference to address recent violence in the city especially involving or targeting youth, New Haven, Connecticut, July 26, 2017.  

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HARTFORD, CT- 08.02.2017 - East Hartford Distracted Driving Patrol - Officer Kwanza Clayton from the East Hartford Police Department's Traffic Unit pulls over a motorist for distracted driving and cell phone usage in East Hartford, Connecticut, August 2,

HARTFORD, CT- 08.02.2017 - East Hartford Distracted Driving Patrol - Officer Kwanza Clayton from the East Hartford Police Department's Traffic Unit pulls over a motorist for distracted driving and cell phone usage in East Hartford, Connecticut, August 2, 2017. Clayton's patrol is during an August campaign running until the 16th with the Department of Transportation in a continued "U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY." initiative to crackdown on drivers using mobile devices while driving. 

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HARTFORD, CT- 07.31.2017 - SENATE VOTE - State Senator Len Fasano after a passage of senate vote on a union agreement at the capitol building in Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 2017. The Connecticut State Senate meets today t

HARTFORD, CT- 07.31.2017 - SENATE VOTE - State Senator Len Fasano after a passage of senate vote on a union agreement at the capitol building in Hartford, Connecticut, July 31, 2017. The Connecticut State Senate meets today to vote on a concession deal worth $1.57 billion. 

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Meisterling Farm, Rocky Hill, CT. July 2017. 

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WEST HARTFORD, CT- 07.18.2017 - IDAHO POTATO - Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho Potato Truck make two stops in Connecticut on July 18th. The Giant Spud is spending the morning visiting with the children at First Church Academy for Young Children in West Har

WEST HARTFORD, CT- 07.18.2017 - IDAHO POTATO - The Big Idaho Potato Truck makes two stops in Connecticut on July 18th starting at the First Church Academy for Young Children in West Hartford. The "Giant Spud" will then visit The Salvation Army, The Right Place Preschool in Hartford, Connecticut, July 18, 2017. 

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EAST HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - Materials and Process Manufacturing at Goodwin College - Al Pucino shows Andre Santiago how to use a machine that tests the density of materials.  Materials and Process Manufacturing at Goodwin College is giving students th

EAST HARTFORD, CT- 08.07.2017 - Materials and Process Manufacturing at Goodwin College - Al Pucino shows Andre Santiago how to use a machine that tests the density of materials. Materials and Process Manufacturing at Goodwin College is giving students the real life experience working with advanced testing and computerized lab equipment in East Hartford, Connecticut, August 7, 2017.  

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