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Row, row, row your canoe — to work

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Living in a flood zone: The Heatons’ canoe sat at the ready behind their home in Kent. Photo by Asher Pavel

KENT — Kent Center School assistant teacher Pattie Heaton is a determined person and a conscientious educator. So when the roads flooded recently, making it impossible for her to drive to work, she grabbed a paddle and found an alternate route.

She and her husband, Kevin, live on Route 7, south of the traffic light. When the Housatonic River overflows, Heaton said their home feels like it’s submerged in the river.

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