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Crossing the street

People cross a snow bank to get to the sidewalk on a residential street in Washington, DC on January 23, 2016.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on January 23, as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come. / AFP / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty ImagesPeople cross a snow bank to get to the sidewalk on a residential street in Washington, DC on January 23, 2016.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on January 23, as officials urged millions in the storm’s path to seek shelter — warning the worst is yet to come. / AFP / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Heavy snow

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: A man walks in heavy snow through Central Park on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor'easter is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 23: A man walks in heavy snow through Central Park on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor’easter is hitting much of the East Coast and parts of the South as forecasts warn of up to two feet of snow in some areas. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

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Into the tunnel

A person makes their way along K Street NW on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. A large snow event was being predicted for Washington, DC area. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.A person makes their way along K Street NW on Saturday January 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. A large snow event was being predicted for Washington, DC area. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain.

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Women jump

Women jump as they pose for a picture while visiting Central park as snow falls on January 23, 2016 in New York.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on Saturday, as officials urged millions in the storm's path to seek shelter -- warning the worst is yet to come. US news reports said at least eight people had died by late Friday from causes related to the monster snowstorm, which is expected to last until early Sunday. / AFP / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty ImagesWomen jump as they pose for a picture while visiting Central park as snow falls on January 23, 2016 in New York.  A deadly blizzard with bone-chilling winds and potentially record-breaking snowfall slammed the eastern US on Saturday, as officials urged millions in the storm’s path to seek shelter — warning the worst is yet to come. US news reports said at least eight people had died by late Friday from causes related to the monster snowstorm, which is expected to last until early Sunday. / AFP / KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Yard Goats

Hartford 01/20/2016 Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced a funding package that will get the Dunkin' Donuts Stadium project back on track at Hartford City Hall on Wednesday.  LAUREN SCHNEIDERMAN | lschneiderman@courant.com

Hartford 01/20/2016 Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced a funding package that will get the Dunkin’ Donuts Stadium project back on track at Hartford City Hall on Wednesday. LAUREN SCHNEIDERMAN | lschneiderman@courant.com

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Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday. The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

Renata Wawszkiewicz, of Bristol, shows her daughter, Olivia, 2, a shell she found on the beach while holding Olivia's little sister, Kamila, 7 months, at Hammonasset Beach State Park Wednesday.  The Wawszkiewiczes stopped at the beach to get some fresh air after going to a doctors appointment nearby. "I've been coming here since I was a kid and we camp here every summer," said Wawszkiewicz. "I just love the beach." CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

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Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | praycraft@courant.com

Promise (at left) and Putnam have become best friends and colleagues in their work at the Enfield police department where they work in the same Enfield K-9 Unit with Officer Brian Croteau. Promise, who is ten years old, will soon retire. Putnam, who is almost two years old, wil start training soon with Croteau. At that point, Promise will remain at home and Putnam will go to work as the drug-sniffing dog for the Enfield Police Department. PATRICK RAYCRAFT | praycraft@courant.com

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Super Bowl XLVIII

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will play for the NFL Championship at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, February, 2, 2014. The week leading up to big game turns into a media circus and for the football fan the NFL has created the largest “Fan Festival” by blocking off over a dozen city blocks in Times Square with a variety of events. I will try give a glimpse of the things I encounter along the way with a series of Instagram photos.

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Gearing up for the "Big Game", I went out and purchased a new hat for Super Bowl XLVIII, MAD BOMBER meet @AngryJohnnie. It's supposed to be a cold night, but hey it is New England after all.

Gearing up for the “Big Game”, I went out and purchased a new hat for Super Bowl XLVIII, MAD BOMBER meet @AngryJohnnie. It’s supposed to be a cold night, but hey it is New England after all.

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Elvis Lives

During a recent visit to Memphis, Tennessee, to cover a UConn women’s basketball game, I had time to make a visit to Graceland, the iconic residence of the late Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n Roll. I created a photo essay during my tour through the mansion using the Instagram filter and offer it here in honor of what would have been the King’s 79th birthday on January 8.

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Inaugural Flight: Bradley Int’l to LAX

Fire truck water cannons inaugurate American Airlines flight 1353 which offers non-stop service from Bradley Int’l to LAX. I used the Instagram app to evoke a 1960’s feel to the glistening jet and event which also included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a cake… stuff reminiscent of that Golden Age of passenger flight.

Bradley International Airport firefighters spray American Airlines flight 1353 with water canons to mark its inaugural non-stop flight to Los Angeles on August 27, 2013.

Bradley International Airport firefighters spray American Airlines flight 1353 with water canons to mark its inaugural non-stop service to Los Angeles on August 27, 2013.