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Peter Marteka covers the town of Glastonbury for The Hartford Courant. As a multimedia reporter, I try to communicate with my readers in a variety of ways including the print newspaper edition, the Glastonbury homepage on Courant.com, Twitter and Facebook. In addition to stories, be sure to check out my videos and photo galleries. He also writes the award-winning “Nature” column that runs each Sunday. Each week, he explores a preserve or state park – something off the beaten path – and brings that to readers in a column along with a photo gallery that runs online.

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Peter Marteka

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Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls

Tales Of Witches And Devils In The Potholes Of Chapman Falls

November 26, 2014

With the waterfalls thundering behind them, the Black Witches of Haddam gathered around the deep cylindrical hole in the rock ledge. One threw a frog's tongue into the seemingly bottomless abyss, while another tossed in the broken quill of a porcupine. The trio waited as the water in the hole began to bubble wildly and dark smoke floated into the moon-lit sky.