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KENT — After a public hearing that stretched through three sessions of the Planning and Zoning Commission and then two meetings, over the course of four months, the commission voted on Thursday, Nov. 14, to deny the Roberti family’s application to run a convalescent home on their property on Carter Road. 

Attorney Dolores Schiesel of Kent had represented the members of the Roberti family, including Vin Roberti, who is facilities manager for the High Watch Recovery Center, which is nearby on Carter Road.

She explained at one of the August hearing sessions...

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Details finalized for Streetscape work

KENT — The Board of Selectmen held a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, and finalized plans for the Streetscape project that has been under discussion for 10 years.
The public had a final chance to comment on the options at a public hearing on Friday, Nov. 1.
The selectmen held a special meeting that night and did not quite lock in the details of the project. They were able to do so at their meeting on Nov. 6.

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New head of school, a crew champion, at Kent School

KENT — Michael Gifford Hirschfeld has been named the new head of school at the Kent School, a co-ed independent boarding school with 585 students from 30 U.S. states and 37 countries.  
According to a letter from the Board of Trustees that can be found on the Kent School website, Hirschfeld will start at the school on July 1, after the last day of the Rev. Richardson Schell, who has been head of school for the past 38 years. 

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From 1710 to 1953 on historic house tour

KENT — The Kent Historical Society’s house tour on Saturday, Nov. 9, offered a look at the diversity of architecture in Kent, with nine homes, from the Colonial era up to a mid-century modern design from 1953.  
The variety of this year’s offerings was a history lesson in itself. The earliest, the 1710 Dover House on Davis Road,  is a museum-quality example of the period. Originally sited in Dover, N.Y., it was scheduled for destruction and only saved in the last moments. 

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Autograph, please

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger signed copies of “Kissinger on Kissinger: Reflections on Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, and Leadership,” written by Winston Lord. The signing was at the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 9. The line started at the front door and stretched all the way into the library’s back rooms and then looped around again.

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Parents, coaches hear about middle school sports plan

KENT — Region One Middle School and High School Athletic Director Anne MacNeil presented the Middle School Regional Athletics Proposal for the first time on Monday, Oct. 28.
Before the Kent Center School (KCS) Board of Education and 26 citizens who attended, MacNeil’s PowerPoint presentation explained how the plan would affect Kent’s budget; the logistics of bus transportation for Kent student-athletes; and how declining enrollment and participation brought the region to this point. 

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Kent Streetscape debates not yet resolved

KENT —  The Kent Streetscape project once more eluded closure at a public hearing and subsequent meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Friday evening, Nov. 1, at Town Hall. 

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Humor and tales from Buckley and Morris

KENT — Kent’s House of Books hosted Christopher Buckley and Sylvia Morris on Saturday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the publication of Edmund Morris’ biography, “Edison.”
A longtime resident of Kent, Edmund Morris passed away in May 2019. He was the 1980 Pulitzer Prize winner for his biography of Theodore Roosevelt and he was author of the biography of Ronald Reagan, “Dutch,” published in 1999.

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Cakes, pies & crafts at maker/baker sale

KENT — Kent Affordable Housing (KAH) presented its 14th annual autumn event on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26. Billed as a bakery special event, with donations from many local makers, the event also brought in crafts of all kinds with all proceeds going to benefit KAH. 
The event opened on Friday to customers who had purchased a $30 early admission ticket. KAH was “very pleased with the turnout of 30 shoppers” and substantial sales. 

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Candidates make their case in Kent first selectman forum

Listening and remembering at WSS vigil

KENT — Women’s Support Services hosted its annual candlelight vigil on Thursday, Oct. 17, in harmony with the national observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
Women’s Support Services (WSS), which is based in Sharon, serves the victims of domestic violence and abuse here in northwest Connecticut and surrounding areas. 

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