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KENT — The Housatonic River flooded its banks on Saturday, Jan. 13, following recent warm temperatures and rain that caused ice on the river to break up and form ice jams. These jams prevented water from flowing, causing the river to swell and spill onto roadways and properties. 

“Water will always find the path of least resistance,” said Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), who has been in town to help deal with the situation.  

The ice got stuck at two 90-degree bends in the river, causing jams that are about one mile in length. While a core sample has not...

Kent

Teaching Kent students about the American flag

KENT — Nine military veterans whose service spanned from World War II through the Gulf War took part in a Veterans Day ceremony at Kent Center School on Thursday, Nov. 9. 
The presentation in the auditorium and visits by some of the vets to individual classrooms were organized by American Legion Post 153 and Post Commandant (and Board of Education member) Martin Lindenmayer.
All grades of the elementary school were assembled in the auditorium as the veterans marched in, preceded by a bagpipe salute. 

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11 degrees at 11 a.m. on 11/11 for Veterans Day

KENT — More than 50 community members braved the morning chill on Saturday, Nov. 11, to pay respect to the town’s veterans at the Kent Veterans Day celebration, held at the newly rebuilt Veterans Memorial next to the Swift House in the town center.
Retired Navy Captain Martin Lindenmayer opened with thanks to Kent residents who attended the service, to  members of American Legion Hall-Jennings Post 153, and to all veterans for their service and sacrifice. 

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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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