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KENT — The recently completed Veterans Memorial in Kent was bathed in sunlight on Sunday,  Nov. 11, as town residents marked the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the exact moment when the armistice was signed, putting an end to World War I — a full century ago. 

American Legion Post No. 153 Commander Martin Lindenmayer welcomed everyone who came out for the ceremony on Veterans Day. In particular, he thanked the Kent Veterans Committee and the Kent Conservation Commission for their contributions to the memorial. 

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Bull’s Bridge safety solutions tangled in red tape

KENT — First Selectman Bruce Adams and First Light Power Resources land manager Brian Wood hosted a meeting about parking and road safety at the Bull’s Bridge recreation area on Oct. 24, stating that government red tape is standing in the way of some potential solutions to pedestrian safety concerns.

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Shelter provides residents with food, showers following surprise blizzard

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KENT — “People in town have pulled together to help everyone get through the aftermath of the freak early snowstorm,” reported First Selectman Bruce Adams on Tuesday morning.
The Kent Senior Nutrition Center was open as a shelter for those needing a warm place to sleep due to power outages throughout the area. Adams said between five and 10 residents sought shelter at the center following the Saturday snowstorm.
The center is providing three meals a day to those in attendance. Local businesses donated some of the food and the town purchased some of the items.

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Oktoberfest celebration for seniors

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KENT — The senior lunch on Friday, Oct. 21, had an Oktoberfest theme. The Kent provided a hot lunch for the seniors, put up decorations around the room and dressed volunteer servers in Oktoberfest aprons.
The Oktoberfest menu was hot German potato salad, cabbage with wurst and apple strudel. Alcohol-free beer was also provided.
Meals are available at the Kent Senior Center three days each week. For Monday and Wednesday lunches call 860-927-3403. For the Friday lunches call Joyce Kearns at 860-927-4627.

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P&Z discusses town planning

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KENT — The Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) is holding a series of special meetings to review and make final changes to a proposed Town Plan of Conservation and Development.
The state requires all towns to update their town plan every 10 years. It is supposed to reflect the vision of town residents of how they want their town to look in the coming decade, and it forms the basis for the town’s planning and zoning regulations.

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Superintendent Award - Kent

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KENT — Alison Robey is this year’s Superintendent Award winner at Kent Center School (KCS). Described by her teachers as a dedicated student who is consistently on the honor roll, she finds time for numerous school activities in addition to spending ample time on her studies and doing her homework.
Alison is in the senior band, jazz band and choral groups and is on the soccer team. She is also the current Student Leadership Council president.
She has earned high honors in every term since the fifth grade.

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Candidate Profiles - Kent

This week, The Lakeville Journal offers profiles of candidates in each town for the boards of selectmen and the Region One Board of Education (except in Cornwall and Kent, where the representative is appointed). Information in the profiles was provided by the candidates, at the newspaper’s request. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

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Kent real estate market:

Not robust, not ailing
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KENT — For the second year in a row, Kent was named the best fall foliage town in New England by Yankee Magazine.
And on Oct. 9, the New York Times ran an article about travel bargains in Litchfield County that prominently featured Kent. Does that kind of glowing media coverage bring more prospective clients into local real estate offices?
The Lakeville Journal interviewed several Kent brokers to find the answer to that question — and in the process got an overview of the real estate market here as a whole.

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Negotiations have begun on teacher contracts

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KENT — Board of Education Chairman Tracy Horosky reported at the board meeting Oct. 12 that Kent Center School is “in the middle of negotiating a new contract with our teachers’ union here at Kent Center.”
The board hoped to have its third and final negotiating session on Oct. 13. In the event an agreement was not reached at that meeting, the contract discussions would go to arbitration.

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1,000 pies for affordable housing

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KENT — Kent Affordable Housing (KAH) will host its sixth annual Night of a Thousand Pies fundraiser to support renovation and construction of five affordable rental apartments at Stuart Farms Apartments on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The new apartments will be located in an antique farmhouse near the town center. To date, KAH has commitments of approximately $350,000 in grants and loans for the project. The nonprofit is currently in the final stages of obtaining a $1 million grant from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

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Man sought in theft of credit cards, wallet

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KENT — State Police at the Troop L barracks in Litchfield have released surveillance video photos of a man believed to have stolen a wallet and credit cards from behind a counter at a store in Kent.
The police received the complaint of the stolen items on Oct. 29.
Police responded to the scene, initiated a criminal investigation, and determined that the stolen credit cards were taken from the wallet, which was then discarded.
The credit cards were apparently used at Walmart in New Milford and at numerous gas stations in the New Milford and Brookfield area.

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