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KENT — Two ongoing projects in Kent are coming to an end, according to reports at the regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

 Sean Gilson owns a home on Kenico Road and he spoke at the meeting of his concerns about how long the roadwork there is taking. Renovation work started in late summer 2017 and includes regrading to correct a dip in the road and a steep incline. 

The project was delayed by several months at one point while the town waited on Eversource to move utility poles.

Gilson said he is also concerned about the...

Kent

Millstone opens bakery in former Stroble’s space

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KENT — Several years after the closing of the popular Stroble’s Bakery, Kent at last has a new bakery — conveniently located in the same storefront once occupied by Stroble’s.
The Millstone Bakery is next door to the Millstone Cafe, both of which are owned by Carol Hawran of Sharon (who is also the restaurant’s chef) and John Cummins of Kent.
Patricia (“Tish”) Smith of Park City, Utah, has been hired as the executive pastry chef for the new bakery and for the restaurant (which opened last summer).

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Kent offers variety of holiday festivities

KENT — A wide variety of holiday events are planned in Kent.
Gingerbread Walk
Through Dec. 30, visitors can enjoy the Gingerbread Walk up and down Main Street where more than 35 merchants have gingerbread creations in their windows. Residents can vote for their favorite creations at the Gingerbread Station, 1 Kent Green Blvd.
Tea Cup Auction

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Goals set, officers chosen for BOE

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KENT — Patricia Chamberlain, superintendent of the Region One School District, chaired the regular meeting of the Kent Board of Education on Dec. 1, while new officers were elected for the coming year.
Tracy Horosky was elected chairman; Paul Cortese, vice chair; Carol Kallstrom, secretary; CiCi Nielson is the alternate for the Region One board. After the elections, Horosky took over as chair of the meeting.

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Holiday fanfare

A four-piece brass group played carols Saturday evening by the entrance to the Kent town Green on Main Street. Monty Besmer (baritone horn), Tom Bouldin (trombone) and Matthew Austin and Lee Sohl (trumpets) provided the music — and did a good job staying in tune in the cold weather.

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A smattering of holiday gift ideas from Kent merchants

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KENT — It’s the holiday shopping season and anyone who survived the temptations and crowds of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is perhaps thinking that it would be nice to shop close to home, at local merchants.
Kent has one of the most vibrant shopping areas of any Northwest Corner town. The opportunities for holiday buying are plentiful.

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Visions in gingberbread on display, up for auction

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KENT — This is only the second year the Kent Chamber of Commerce has hosted a Gingerbread Festival, but the event is already being considered a holiday tradition.
In the weeks prior to delivery of the tasty and tasteful houses to Gingerbread Station at the Kent Green, there were a number of themed activities.
Gingerbread classes taught by Patsy Stroble (of the former Stroble’s Bakery) were held for both children and adults.
Local shopkeepers and restaurant owners have produced cookie creations of their own, to display in their windows.

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Constable’s portrait of Pakistan, its people, its poverty

KENT — Author and journalist Pamela Constable came to the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 12, to speak and sign copies of her newest book “Playing With Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself.”
Approximately 42 people attended the talk.
Constable’s book provides a tour of contemporary Pakistan, exploring the fears and frustrations, dreams and beliefs that animate the lives of ordinary citizens in this nuclear-armed nation.
According to the author, “The most relevant way to look at Pakistan is not as a failed state, but rather as a fake one.”

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At their final meeting, selectmen wrap things up

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KENT — The current trio of selectmen held their final board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Selectmen Karen Garrity and George Jacobs are stepping down. Re-elected First Selectman Bruce Adams and newly elected Selectmen Tod Jones and Mary Susi Williams were sworn in on Nov. 22.

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Hot meals, all year, and a chance for Kent seniors to socialize

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KENT — During the colder months and also during the holiday season, communities often become even more concerned that everyone is able to get nutritious hot meals.
This is particularly true for senior citizens — and of course for the elderly the need is not confined to November and December.
The Kent Board of Selectmen and Park & Recreation Commission, in cooperation with The Kent nursing facility, Kent School, Marvelwood School and South Kent School sponsor a Friday lunch program for Kent seniors at the Senior Center on Swift Lane.

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Fire at cabin on Schaghticoke land in Kent

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KENT — A structure fire was reported in the early hours of Tuesday, Nov. 15, on land held in trust by the state of Connecticut that is designated as a part of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation.
Shortly after midnight, Kent Fire Marshal Stanley MacMillan called the State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield, requesting assistance with the investigation of a fire in a cabin and pavilion on land adjacent to 322 Schaghticoke Road.

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