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, 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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Possible Futures For The Old Valley Railroad Line

Possible Futures For The Old Valley Railroad Line

January 30, 2015

As part of a recent study on the future of the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and Haddam, there is a simulation of what the area would look like if a trail replaced the rusting rails. On the upper half of the page is an autumn scene with the rails running along the Connecticut River. On the lower half the rails are gone, replaced by a multi-use path and silhouettes of a couple walking and a man bicycling along the trail.

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