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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.

House of Books was started in 1976 by Carol and John Hoffman, in a small space on Route 7. It soon outgrew its original setting and the Hoffmans moved it to 10 Main, formerly the town’s post office. The bookstore remained there until this summer, when circumstances...

Kent

What it was like

World War II Navy veteran Bob Bauer spoke to students in their classrooms at Kent Center School as part of a Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9. More Veterans Day photos and stories appear on Pages A3, A4, A6 and A8.

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KCS board discusses a breakfast program plan

KENT — Kent Center School (KCS) held its Scholar Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 1, to recognize students who achieved academic honors seven out of 10 times during fifth through seventh grades. The awards were presented at the beginning of the monthly meeting of the Kent Board of Education.
“Kent Center School is proud of you,” said Principal Florence Budge to a room packed with the honored students and their families. 

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Changing of the guard in Kent

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Veterans Day to be observed in Kent

KENT — Residents of Kent will honor veterans in several ceremonies, from Nov. 8 to 11.
From Wednesday, Nov. 8, to Tuesday, Nov. 14, members of American Legion Post #153, in cooperation with Davis IGA, will conduct their annual fundraiser outside the IGA to support the American Legion national programs Operation Comfort Warriors and the Temporary Financial Assistance Program. This year, a portion of the funds collected will also be donated to the Kent Veterans Memorial fund.

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Art, pies & more to help make a house a home

KENT — Kent Affordable Housing (KAH) held another successful pie sale on Saturday, Nov. 4. Businesses and individuals donated more than 100 pies, with Kent Coffee & Chocolate donating about 30.
“The dollar amounts are still being tallied, but we have at least matched, if not surpassed, our fundraising numbers from previous events,” said KAH President Virginia Bush-Suttman. 

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Norwalk man wins Porsche from KML

KENT — Lou Benedetto of Norwalk, Conn., was the winner of this year’s car raffle to benefit the Kent Memorial Library. 
Tickets were sold throughout the summer at the library. The drawing was held at the library on Sunday, Oct. 29. About 2,500 tickets were sold at $20 each.
The prize this year was a crimson red and “pristine” 1998 Porsche Boxster convertible.
The car has a five-speed manual transmission and a six-cylinder boxer design engine. It was the beneficiary of several factory upgrades. 

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Pie sale and more to benefit Affordable Housing Nov. 4

KENT — This year, at the annual autumn Night of a Thousand Pies sale and dinner fundraiser for Kent Affordable Housing (KAH), there will also be a maker’s market. The maker’s market will be held alongside the pie sale and will feature goods and services made and performed by local Kent residents.
The maker’s market and pie sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s parish hall, at the intersection of Routes 7 and 341. 

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Pumpkin runners

Skeletal Matthew Monroe and Kendall Lyons were among the 331 competitors in the 41st annual Pumpkin Run in Kent on Sunday, Oct. 29. For story, visit Fast times at Pumpkin Run but few costumes.

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Kent Candidates

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Kent becomes Stars Hollow for weekend

KENT — More than 1,500 Gilmore Girls superfans from as far away as Italy descended on Kent last weekend to knit, make dessert sushi, drink Founders Day punch, sample cake, listen to panel discussions and take selfies with the show’s cast and crew at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest, Oct. 20 to 22.  
To many of the attendees, Gilmore is more than just a television show.   Susan Dunham traveled to Kent from Maine and her daughter Hayley came from Florida to spend the weekend together.  

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