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KENT — Region One Middle School and High School Athletic Director Anne MacNeil presented the Middle School Regional Athletics Proposal for the first time on Monday, Oct. 28.

Before the Kent Center School (KCS) Board of Education and 26 citizens who attended, MacNeil’s PowerPoint presentation explained how the plan would affect Kent’s budget; the logistics of bus transportation for Kent student-athletes; and how declining enrollment and participation brought the region to this point. 

“This is liquid, we can figure it out,” said MacNeil as...

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Students jump at chance to skip rope at school

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KENT — It’s called Jump Rope for Heart, but students at Kent Center School who took part in the annual program had a chance to try out a variety of aerobic activities.
The annual program, sponsored by the American Heart Association, was for students in grades two through six and was held at the school on Friday, Feb. 3.
Students visiteded fitness stations set up around the gym. Some of the activities included: individual rope jumping; jumping a long rope spun by two other students; hopscotch; a jumping course; spinning rope jumping; and Hula-Hoops.

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Storyteller Delaney tells of ‘Last Storyteller’ on Feb. 11

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KENT — Irish author and Kent resident Frank Delaney will read from, speak about and sign copies of his new book, “The Last Storyteller,” at the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“The Last Storyteller,” published last month, is the conclusion of the trilogy that began with “Venetia Kelly’s Traveling” and “The Matchmaker of Kenmare.””

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Legislators say things are looking up

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KENT — Area first selectmen met last week to discuss issues that will arise at this year’s state legislative session that could impact Northwest Corner towns. First Selectman Bruce Adams shared a summary of some topics that could impact Kent.

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Mexican meal a fundraiser for children’s center

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KENT — For most of the meals it serves daily, The Villager restaurant seems to be a classic New England diner/coffee shop, with an extensive menu of breakfast dishes, sandwiches and soups.
But occasionally, owners Tony and G.J. Hernandez offer a special dinner menu of specialties from their native Mexico.
The Villager is generally open for breakfast and lunch only, but between March 1 and Nov. 30 the special dinners are offered every Tuesday night. Information about the monthly Mexican meals is found online at www.villagerkent.com (click on “menus”).

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Meditating

The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association’s antique locomotive No. 4 sat idle the day after a snowfall on Jan. 21, crowned with snow.

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Why a ladder truck? KVFD replaces rumors with facts

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KENT — Matt Starr, the new chief of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), made a presentation at the annual town meeting on Jan. 19 explaining why the company needs a new ladder truck.
First Selectman Bruce Adams introduced Starr by saying, “I have asked Matt and the other KVFD members who are present to set the record straight once and for all on an issue that has been going on in this town for years.

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Not raven about the snow

The raven scultpure in the center of town was a truly chilling sight after Saturday’s snowfall.

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Officials discuss five-year capital plan

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KENT — The five-year capital plan was discussed and explained at the town meeting on Jan. 19. Presenting information to the approximately 30 people in the audience were meeting moderator Paul Dooley; First Selectman Bruce Adams; and Board of Finance Chairman Chris Garrity.
The meeting was held to give the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen a chance to present voters with a draft of a proposed new five-year capital plan.

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Everyone is a winner at the fundraising hoops game

(But yes, the daughters won)
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KENT — Kent Center School’s eighth annual mother-daughter basketball game was held Jan. 13 to raise money for the Jane Lloyd Fund, which aids Northwest Corner cancer patients to pay living expenses while fighting the disease.
As they did last year, the student/daughters beat their mothers. This year, the score was 39 to 26.
Leading scorers for the daughters were Lily Steigleman, with eight points; Maddie Sheldon and Maddie Horosky with six each; and Sarah Coolbeth and Lily Bournival with four each.

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Kent Center School smoking prevention program

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KENT — Students in the middle school took part in programs this month on the dangers of smoking, drinking and drugs,according to a report by Kent Center School Principal Rima McGeehan presented at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Board of Education.
McGeehan was not present. Her written report was read to the board. In it, she reported that representatives from High Watch Recovery Center in Kent gave a presentation to seventh- and eighth-grade students about drug and alcohol abuse.

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