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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. 

“This is liquid, we can figure it out,” said MacNeil as...

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Kent wrestles with plan to make a house a ‘convalescent home’

KENT — The Kent Planning and Zoning Commission at its September meeting will continue to discuss a proposal to convert a large private residence on Carter Road into a 16-resident convalescent home.
The clients of the home, according to minutes from the commission’s August meeting, will be “professionals coming from various places who are in recovery.”
Attorney Dolores R. Schiesel was at the meeting representing the owners of the property, who are listed as “the Roberti family.”

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Author Betty Krasne seeks ‘good life’ in new novel

KENT — The temptation for any novelist who has recently arrived in the Northwest Corner is to write a book about life here. It’s all so quaint and quirky and eccentric. 
But after a few years the novelty usually wears off and it begins to seem completely normal to you.

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New children’s director at Kent Memorial Library

KENT — The Kent Memorial Library has announced that Samantha Saliter has been appointed the  new co-director of children’s services. She will share the duties of co-director with Abigail Parker and begin immediately. 

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Eagle Scout ceremony for Aiden Cherniske

KENT — Aiden Cherniske earned the rank of Eagle Scout earlier in the summer and was honored in a special Court of Honor ceremony Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Kent Community House. Aiden’s project this spring involved building an interactive story walk on Kent Land Trust’s Claire Murphy River Walk.  Aiden is a member of Troop 11 in Kent. 

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Coaxing magic and fun out of a ‘simple’ toy

KENT — John Higby, the “Yo-Yo Guy,”  brought his yo-yos and his show to the Kent Memorial Library on Wednesday, Aug. 7. 
The game room at the library was packed full of children and parents. All seemed to be equally astounded by the show, a nonstop, full hour of yo-yo tricks and comedy that kept the audience enthralled. 

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Kent Scouts go international at the World Jamboree

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At Bull’s Bridge, views with a golf course nestled on top

The genius behind the 6,992-yard, par-72 course at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club in Kent, which opened in 2003, is none other than famed course architect Tom Fazio, who did a masterful job routing the layout over the hilly terrain he had to work with.

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Fun, sun and shopping at downtown Sidewalk Fest

Once again Kent threw open its doors, rolled out its sidewalks  and invited one and all to take part in the annual Kent Sidewalk Festival. 
Blessed by great weather for all four days this year (Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 1 to 4), the festival was also (or perhaps therefore) blessed with better attendance than in recent years. 
Ellen Corsell of the Heron Gallery said, “It’s all about the weather. A good day is worth a thousand dollars.”

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‘A lot of work and a lot of fun’ at St. Andrew’s Church tag sale

As tradition dictated, the annual St. Andrew’s Church tag sale on Friday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 4, attracted steady crowds of Kent residents and visitors, hopeful of finding items of top quality at bargain prices. As usual, they found their finds, the prices were great, and as a bonus, they basked in a happy sense of community with their Kent neighbors.
The tag sale is one of the highlights of the Northwest Corner summer season, and is an anchor event for the four-day-long Kent Sidewalk Festival. 

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A big day for small engines at CAMA show

 KENT — The big shows of the year for the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association (CAMA) are the annual “power up” that begins the season and the “power down” or Fall Festival (this year it will be from Sept. 27 to 29).
But for the past six years, the association has also held an antique engine show. This year’s was held at the CAMA grounds near Route 7 in Kent on Saturday, July 27. 

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