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Frozen in Time

04.03.2016 - Mansfield, Ct. - A locked bicycle rests against a light post on Dog Lane in Storrs covered in the morning's snowfall. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

04.03.2016 – Mansfield, Ct. – A locked bicycle rests against a light post on Dog Lane in Storrs covered in the morning’s snowfall. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Snow Day

04.04.2016 - Mansfield, Ct. - Pretending to be "a bulldozer, and the snow is exploding," Chanithu Bodhipakasha throws fresh snow into the air while playing in the day's snowfall with his friend Nancy Niu. Schools closed today in Mansfield because of the storm that dropped 1-3 inches overnight. Said Niu about being home from school today,  "I'm happy but kind os sad that I can't learn anything." (Cq on both names) Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

04.04.2016 – Mansfield, Ct. – Pretending to be “a bulldozer, and the snow is exploding,” Chanithu Bodhipakasha throws fresh snow into the air while playing in the day’s snowfall with his friend Nancy Niu. Schools closed today in Mansfield because of the storm that dropped 1-3 inches overnight. Said Niu about being home from school today, “I’m happy but kind os sad that I can’t learn anything.” (Cq on both names) Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Hartford Decides

03.29.2016 - Hartford, Ct. - (Left to right)  Linda Bayer and StephanieIvers help inmates inside the Hartford Correctional Center vote in the Hartford Decides participitory budgeting program. Hartford Decides provides Hartford residents the opportunity to choose from over 20 projects funded through $1.25 million in city funds. Hartford residents 13 and over are eligible to vote and the winning proposals will be announced April 2. 216 of the 993 inmates inside Hartford Correctional Center were eligible to vote. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

03.29.2016 – Hartford, Ct. – (Left to right) Linda Bayer and StephanieIvers help inmates inside the Hartford Correctional Center vote in the Hartford Decides participitory budgeting program. Hartford Decides provides Hartford residents the opportunity to choose from over 20 projects funded through $1.25 million in city funds. Hartford residents 13 and over are eligible to vote and the winning proposals will be announced April 2. 216 of the 993 inmates inside Hartford Correctional Center were eligible to vote. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Capitol Watch

03.29.2016 - Hartford, Ct. - Three unidentified people inside the Capitol look out over a rally attended by several hundred people organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and The Connecticut Public Safety Employee Coalition, a group uniting nearly 10,000 working class, taxpaying state employees. Speakers at the rally argued that proposed layoffs and cuts to public services will make Connecticut a more dangerous state. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

03.29.2016 – Hartford, Ct. – Three unidentified people inside the Capitol look out over a rally attended by several hundred people organized by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and The Connecticut Public Safety Employee Coalition, a group uniting nearly 10,000 working class, taxpaying state employees. Speakers at the rally argued that proposed layoffs and cuts to public services will make Connecticut a more dangerous state. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

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Streetball

03.28.2016 - Hartford, Ct. - Kevin Garcia (middle) dunks on a basketball hoop while playing with his brother-in-law David Velasquez (left) and friend Kedrick Luciano (right) Garcia says he set up the hoop today after rolling it home from a neighbor's house where it had been thrown away. Garcia, who says he plays on the basketball and baseball teams at his school, also said it just took a few rocks to steady the base and the hoop was ready to go. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com

03.28.2016 – Hartford, Ct. – Kevin Garcia (middle) dunks on a basketball hoop while playing with his brother-in-law David Velasquez (left) and friend Kedrick Luciano (right) Garcia says he set up the hoop today after rolling it home from a neighbor’s house where it had been thrown away. Garcia, who says he plays on the basketball and baseball teams at his school, also said it just took a few rocks to steady the base and the hoop was ready to go. Photograph by Mark Mirko | mmirko@courant.com