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Week in Review: Hurricane Sandy Knocks Out School Calendar

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Week in Review: Hurricane Sandy Knocks Out School Calendar


This was a week of weathering and recovering from the reach of Hurricane Sandy and Ledyard saw more than its fair share of trees down and power outages. Businesses and residences in the center of Ledyard and Gales Ferry were online but even five days later, a bunch of CL&P customers were in the dark.

Businesses like Valentino's Italian Restaurant, A Jo's Cafe and the Village Market compared Hurricane Sandy to Irene and guess who came out on top?

Frustrations started to boil over after the long wait and but many residents tried to make the best of it.

Aside from property damage the storm caused the sewage treatment facility to back up and discharge untreated water into the Seth Williams Brook.

Hurricane Sandy also knocked the school calendar way out of whack by taking up all five of the built-in snow days. Now the Board of Education will be deciding what pre-scheduled vacation days will be used to make some days in the calendar. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Graner mentioned the day before Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day as two possibilities.

Here are photos from the storm, some of which were submitted by Patch readers.

There are plenty of resources residents and small businesses can use to recover from the storm, check out this page that captured local, regional and state news related to the storm.

., in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Sixteen crew members were accounted for at their first call for help but at some point sailor Claudene Christian and the ship’s captain Robin Walbridge were thrown overboard. The Coast Guard rescued Christian, although she died later. The search for the captain was suspended after four days.

The ship, which was recently a popular tourist attraction in both Greenport and Port Jefferson, is a replica of HMS Bounty, which launched in Lunenburg in 1960 and was made famous in the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty," featuring Marlon Brando. It has also appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" starring Johnny Depp.

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