HaddamNow.com has served the community for four years. We have had several thousand stories and comments and well over a million page views. In the middle of the summer of 2018, the website became unstable. Frequent crashes were followed by calls to our hosting service and rebooting the site. We were told that we had too much content and photos. We purchased more space. Things returned to normal for a few weeks, and then the problem resurfaced. We removed “apps” one by one, trying to pin down the source of the problem. Every time we found a flaw and fixed it, another problem surfaced.
So, we decided to choose a new and fully supported template. The new template was very difficult to implement, so we built the new site, Haddam-KillingworthNow.com, from scratch. The addition of Killingworth was done since we already cover the combined school system, the combined Rec Dept, the combined Youth & Family Services, obituaries, as well as Killingworth Ambulance, and Killingworth Historical Society, so that the name change is more reflective of our actual scope.
When COVID-19 hit, and many of our advertisers had to temporarily close, we suspended our print edition, Haddam Killingworth News, and our website was where many people came to get their news of cancellations, then reopening of businesses. In May, 2020, we had more problems with our website, and eventually built a new one, HK-Now.com, which is even better than before. In June, we restarted our print edition on a bi-weekly basis. We thank you for your continued patience as we continue to evolve into the best and most current source of news in the Haddam Killingworth area.