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KENT —In a split vote at their October meeting, Kent’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application for Birch Hill, an 85-bed for-profit drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment facility to open in the building that was formerly The Kent at 46 Maple St. 

The approval followed an extended public hearing period that began in July when the application was first put forward.

Birch Hill elicited strong opinions from residents both opposed to and in favor of the facility. There was standing room only at several Planning and Zoning meetings and...

Kent

The seriously fascinating history of outhouses

KENT — Georg Papp of Colchester, Conn., is a historian of an unusual kind. The object of his fascination is the humble outhouse. In a talk called “Ye Old Tyme Outhouse” at the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m., Papp will discuss the history of this often overlooked structure.

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Treasures and bargains at Sidewalk Fest

KENT — Despite occasional rain, the annual Kent Sidewalk Festival was a success. Shoppers turned out from Friday, Aug. 4, to Sunday, Aug. 6, to take advantage of sales and discounted merchandise offered by local shops and businesses.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal church held its much-anticipated yearly tag sale, which was buzzing with people hunting for odd items and bargains. 
A couple with a young child in a stroller emerged, victorious, with a hinged baby gate. 

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New Kent eatery to open in autumn

KENT — Ore Hill & Swyft, a new restaurant in the center of town (in the former Kent Apothecary building), is slated to open in September under chef and owner Joel Viehland.
Viehland began working in restaurant kitchens at age 16. In 2010, he was the opening chef at Community Table in Washington, Conn., where he worked for five years. During that time, Community Table was nominated for three James Beard Awards, including Best New Restaurant and Best Chef New England.

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For travel essays, it’s all in the anecdotes and details

KENT — The secret to a great travel essay, or one of them anyway, is change. “There has to be some change or shift,” said Lavinia Spalding. 
“A lot of times, the best travel stories are when bad things happen,” she told a crowd at Kent Town Hall on Saturday, July 15. 
Spalding spoke along with fellow travel writer Marcia DeSanctis at an event sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library called “There She Goes: Two Travel Writers Tell Their Stories.” 

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Hardware returns to Kent with ACE

KENT — The town of Kent will soon get a new hardware store. True Value, which had been the go-to hardware store for residents for more than 20 years, closed in December 2016. Now, in the same building, an ACE will open its doors under owner Chris Wolf.
“I’ve been in the hardware store business since I was 11 years old,” Wolf said. “I bought my first hardware store in 1999.” 
Also the owner of an ACE in Woodbury, Conn., Wolf said he is thrilled to be opening his second store in a new town. 

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Five new homes to help Kent residents

KENT — Kent Affordable Housing (KAH) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 14, for a new five-unit complex at the Stuart Farm location.
KAH President Virginia Bush-Suttman spoke before the gathered crowd, which included First Selectman Bruce Adams and state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), among others.
“Kent Affordable Housing was founded in 1991,” Bush-Suttman said. 

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Swimming, sports and crafts at summer camp

KENT — Mondays at Club Getaway, tie-dying T-shirts, water balloons, science experiments and themed barbecues are all on the list of this year’s offerings at the Parks and Recreation summer camp at Emery Park in Kent, where youngsters in grades one through eight participate in a range of educational and fun activities.
Each week now through Friday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camp Director Kevin Kalach oversees up to 24 children, the maximum number of children accommodated weekly.

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Camp John Waters sells out in Kent

KENT — John Waters, film director, screenwriter, actor and comedian, will host a camp for adults at Club Getaway in Kent from Sept. 22 to 24.
The 400 available tickets for this highly anticipated event were sold out almost immediately; fans of this quirky director snatched them up within 24 hours of their going on sale.  

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Detox plan raises concerns in Kent

KENT — There was standing room only at Kent Town Hall on Tuesday, July 13, as people turned out for the public hearing on the proposed drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment facility that could open in the building that was formerly The Kent at 46 Maple St.

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Life in Colonial Kent on display at Historical Society

KENT — The Kent Historical Society (KHS) debuted its 2017 summer exhibition on Saturday, July 8, with a preview for society members at Seven Hearths. 
The exhibit, titled Founders of Kent, chronicles the lives of the intrepid people who settled this “hideous and howling wilderness.”

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