Bobcat Attack at Selden Neck Park + Poetry & Meditation Session – Patch

Hello, the Haddams-Killingworths! Like many of you, the Patch staff will be taking time off for the 4th of July. I’ll be right back in your inbox after the holidays, but until then, here’s what’s happening in town today.

But first, your local weather:

  • Monday: A couple of showers; warmer. High: 85 Low: 69.
  • Tuesday: Humid with a scattered shower. High: 82 Low: 66.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny and very warm. High: 89 Low: 70.

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Here are today’s top three stories at The Haddams-Killingworth:

  1. On Friday, a camp leader was attacked by a bobcat at Selden Neck State Park in nearby Lyme. Authorities report that the victim was attacked by the big cat while sleeping in a hammock. The leader and two other employees killed the bobcat, which was later confirmed to have tested positive for rabies; all three individuals received treatment for minor injuries. (WABC-TV)
  2. Multiple municipalities a short drive from The Haddams-Killingworth area have postponed their Independence Day fireworks displays. due to anticipated storms. Norwalk rescheduled its fireworks for July 5, while Madison, Meriden, and Naugatuck postponed them to July 7; Hartford Bonanza will take place on July 8, and Waterbury’s Food Trucks and Fireworks Extravaganza will be rescheduled for July 9. As of yesterday (Sunday July 2) evening, no cancellations have been announced for the following fireworks displays near The Haddams-Killingworth. (
  3. The Killingworth Library Association invites the community to a Poetry and Meditation session on Friday, July 7 at 6:30 pm. The event will be led by Someday Farm’s Stephen Watson and will take place under the marquee in the back garden. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register online. (Killingworth Library Association via Facebook)

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Coming soon to and around The Haddams-Killingworth:

  • 4th of July cookout At Essex Corinthian Yacht Club (5:00 pm)

Wednesday, July 5

  • East Haddam Farmers Market At Ballek’s Garden Center (3:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Looking for a new place to call home? Two houses in East Haddam have just hit the local housing market. (The Haddams-Killingworth patch)
  • Goodspeed Musicals have announced two cast members in their upcoming production of Here You Come Agai.north, which will take place at the Terris Theater down the street in Chester from July 26 to August 26. 27. Tricia Paoluccio will play Dolly Parton and Matthew Risch will play Kevin. (Goodspeed Musicals via Facebook)
  • Over the weekend, Killingworth Lions volunteered in support of True Value, which has served the local community for the past 40 years. The Lions were out serving hot dogs at the business celebration. (Killingworth Lions via Facebook)

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All right, all is well for today. See you soon for another update!

Nicole Fallon Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a BA in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, style editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B media outlets. She currently co-owns and operates the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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