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KENT — The Kent community honored its veterans in a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Kent Veterans Memorial Monument on Maple Street. 

Other towns in the Northwest Corner also honored their veterans, with ceremonies Monday, over the weekend and last Friday (when schools were open).

Although national weather forecasts had warned of unusually cold temperatures on Monday, the temperatures in the Tri-state region were relatively balmy, in the low 40s on average. Most veterans were able to attend Monday’s ceremonies in their uniforms, without the warming...

Kent

A bright welcome to Christmas

KENT — Vehicles ranging in size from powered utility carts  to fire ladder trucks, decorated with lights and other holiday symbols, rolled through town  for the annual Parade of Lights on Saturday evening, Dec. 17.

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Police investigating fraudulent letter in Kent

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KENT — Last February, the town clerk’s office received a letter from the office of the Connecticut secretary of the state concerning a letter it believed it had received from Assistant Town Clerk Linda Hall.
According to the letter, Hall had written to the state officials to say that Town Clerk Darlene Brady was not performing all her official duties. The secretary of the state’s office had responded by saying it has no legal jurisdiction over the town clerk.

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Holiday fire safety tips for homeowners, families

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KENT — Eric Epstein, chief of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, offered some sensible tips for household safety during the Christmas holiday season.
First of all, he said, “Every homeowner should make sure their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are properly working.”
If they are battery powered, the chief suggested changing the batteries twice a year. “To make it easy to remember, do it every time you set your clocks to or from daylight saving time.”

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Marionette show held Dec. 29

KENT — The Tanglewood Marionettes will present “An Arabian Adventure” at St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Kent Memorial Library Parents’ Committee.
The program begins with a brief demonstration of the art of puppetry. Featuring more than a dozen hand-crafted marionettes, “An Arabian Adventure” tells the tale of a Persian prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. He must battle his way out to save his princess from a tragic fate.

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Parade of lights

A walking, talking and lit up Christmas tree led the decorated New Milford Water Witch No.2 fire truck in the Kent Parade of Lights Dec. 17.
 
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And the glory, the glory of a holiday sing-in

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KENT — More than a hundred voices were raised to the glory of composer G. F. Handel and the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2, at St. Andrew’s Church. The church hosted a sing-in of Handel’s “Messiah,” traditionally performed at Christmas and Easter.
The “Messiah” is made up of solos and choral numbers. The St. Andrew’s sing-in featured five soloists and a string quartet, oboe and organ, under the direction of Susan Rotholz, co-founder of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble.

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New contract for teachers

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KENT — A new contract has been finalized for teachers at Kent Center School. An announcement was made Nov. 28 that the Kent Board of Education (BOE) and the Kent Center School Faculty Association have reached a new contract agreement that will run from July 2012 through June 2014.
The contract provides a general wage increase of 1 percent for the first contract year with mid-year movement for teachers who are not at the maximum step of the salary schedule. Steps are based on a teacher’s years of experience as well as his or her degrees and certifications.

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Surprises at Lyme Regis

KENT — Lyme Regis first opened at South Street Seaport in New York City in 1983 and then moved to Soho in 1987. Elaine Friedman’s shop stayed in Soho for years, attracting a following of decorators, collectors and fashion editors — until 11 years ago, when Friedman happily decamped and moved to a white-trimmed green cottage on Kent’s Main Street.

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Special Delivery

Kent Volunteer Fire Department members delivered gifts for the Santa Fund to Town Hall on Dec. 11 following the department’s annual Stuff-a-Truck event, which also benefits the Kent Food Bank.

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Music a language that all can understand

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KENT — The Nanyang Model School symphony orchestra from Shanghai, China, performed a concert in St. Michael’s Chapel at the South Kent School on Monday, Dec. 12. (See photos on Page A1.)
Head of School Andrew Vadnais welcomed the student musicians, saying it was an honor to have them perform on the campus. Prior to the start of the concert, he had exchanged gifts with Vice Principal Xiao Pu Li and the orchestra’s conductor.

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