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KENT — Marie Yovanovitch was known as Masha in Kent, where she grew up and where she had her elementary school education (at Kent Center School) and her high school education (at the independent Kent School, where both her parents were language professors).

Yovanovitch, the fired U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, first came to international attention on Oct. 11 when she testified in a closed hearing as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. 

Bob Ober remembers her parents well, from his days as director of development for Kent School (from...

Kent

How our great-grandparents did it

The 1872 Baldwin corn chopper, operated by members of the Tencza family, gave visitors to the 35th annual Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Fall Festival in Kent last weekend a taste of agricultural equipment and procedures a century and a half ago. Story, another photo, CAMA's annual Fall Fest goes full steam ahead in Kent.

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Awards in multiple media for KAA show

KENT — The Kent Art Association’s Fall Juried Show (KAA) opened on an unseasonably warm and beautiful Saturday, Sept. 21.  
KAA co-presidents Connie Horton and Patsy Stroble presented 12 awards in various media and styles from very modern, contemporary abstract and cubist to more traditional representational art. The work, which is on display at the art association gallery at 21 S. Main St., is by artists from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. 

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Kent ‘convalescent home’: More questions

KENT — A second public hearing on a planned “convalescent home” for a rural back road in Kent ended inconclusively. A third session is scheduled at Kent Town Hall for Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. 

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Humility and grace in Rev. Roger White’s 34 years of ministry at St. Andrew’s Church

KENT  — “Engaged and involved” described the 34 years of the ministry of the Rev. Roger White as rector at St. Andrew’s Church in Kent.  A reception in his honor was held on Sunday, Sept. 22.
The Rev. White’s final Sunday service will be on Sept. 29.
About 100 current and former parishioners and guests assembled at the church for the farewell reception.

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Kent closes down as all test their wits at Quiz Night

KENT — It seemed like the entire population of Kent was at the firehouse on Saturday, Sept. 21, for the Kent Memorial Library’s annual Quiz Night.
The Quiz Night event has become a favorite in town, and the firehouse was packed. 
Friendship, laughter and great spirit were the dominant themes even as teams competed vigorously for top honors. 
Here’s how it works:  Teams of four come up with  imaginative names for their team; pay a $50 entry fee; and bring bottles of wine, which are later raffled. 

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Tough funding choices ahead for KCS

KENT — Kent Center School will get a new bus this year to transport students to off-campus events in the arts, sports and for field trips. 
The bus will cost $58,000, Board of Finance members learned at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, according to meeting minutes (which can be found online at www.townofkentct.org).

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House of Books in a smaller space

KENT — It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a bookstore than the snug space that is now home to the House of Books.
But the little red cottage on Main Street isn’t the true home of the venerable shop, one of only a handful of bookstores remaining in the Tri-state region.

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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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