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Obviously, Steve Katz is an expressive and lovely singer and an agile and exciting guitar player. He was, after all, a founding member of the seminal band The Blues Project and the famous band Blood, Sweat & Tears. 

So no, he didn’t need to establish his credentials as a rock star and talented musician during his sold-out talk and performance on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Fife ‘n Drum Restaurant in Kent. 

It’s also pretty obvious that Katz has great stories to tell about the early days of rock-and-roll in New York City’s Greenwich...

Kent

Sharing goals among town boards

KENT — At the Kent Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Selectman Chris Garrity presented goals he thought the board should pursue in 2018. 
One idea he presented was to hold an all board chairs meeting two or three times each year, in which the chairpersons of all town boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations would meet to discuss short- and long-term goals.
“The concept is communication, not for us to tell other boards, commissions or organizations what we think they should do,” Garrity explained.

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Kent considers electing its Region One rep

KENT — At the Kent Board of Selectmen’s regular montly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, a parent requested that Kent change the way it chooses its representative to the Region One Board of Education. 
In recent years, four of the six towns in the Region One School District have changed from an appointed representative to an elected representative. The town of Canaan/Falls Village was the first town to switch from having the members of its local board of education choose the Region One Board member. 

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Chocolate comes in all shapes and colors at school fest

KENT — The age-old question is this: Which comes first, love or romance? In Kent, it’s the love that comes first, at the annual chocolate festival that traditionally precedes Valentine’s Day by a week. 

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Hats tossed, some stovepipe style, at Lincoln Day dinner

KENT — The political season opened at the Bull’s Bridge Inn in Kent on Sunday evening, Feb. 11, with candidates for statewide offices making appearances at the Kent Republican Town Committee’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.
The candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of the state and treasurer had two minutes to speak — three if they were willing to wear the Lincoln-esque stovepipe hat. The time limit was enforced (with a smile) by moderator Vince LaFontan.

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Lincoln’s Birthday dinner planned for Sunday

KENT — Lincoln’s Birthday will be celebrated at Kent’s Bull’s Bridge Inn on Sunday, Feb. 11, under the auspices of the Kent Republican Town Committee.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Choices for the meal are New York strip steak, chicken Marsala or grilled salmon, plus dessert and coffee or tea. The cost is $30 per person or $55 per couple, tax and tip included.

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Walking one step at a time, living life one day at a time

KENT — Located only about a mile from the Appalachian Trail (AT), Kent has long been a favorite stop for
thru-hikers. In 2015 Sam Ducharme was one of those many intrepid adventurers to stop in the town on his journey from Georgia to Maine. 
In a talk sponsored by the Kent Memorial Library on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Town Hall, Ducharme shared his experiences about the six months it took him to hike the 2,200-mile long trail.

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The ice will stick around for a while

 KENT — Ice remains largely intact on the Housatonic River in Kent more than two weeks after an ice jam caused flooding on roadways and properties.
Warmer air temperatures and rain on Tuesday, Jan. 23, caused the north end of the 2-mile-long jam to erode 1,300 feet. 
“This is good news,” said state Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), who has been in town to help deal with the situation.

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Annual town meeting sums up a year of Kent events

KENT — The centuries-old tradition of the annual town meeting was continued on Thursday, Jan. 18, when a modest crowd gathered at Kent Town Hall.
The agenda was straightforward, and the meeting lasted about 25 minutes.
In a routine annual authorization, voters were asked to give the Board of Selectmen and the treasurer permission to borrow from time to time and upon the credit of the town funds for the needs of the town. All in attendance unanimously approved.  

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Ice jams and state spending caps

KENT — The Board of Finance in Kent met on Tuesday, Jan. 16. It was the first meeting since the municipal election in November 2017. Mark Sebetic was elected chairman and Jim Blackketter was elected vice chairman.
First Selectman Bruce Adams gave the board an update on the flooding in town created by a one-mile ice jam on the Housatonic River that caused the water level to rapidly rise, affecting roadways and properties.
“We’ve got a great team of people working together to manage the situation,” said Adams. 

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‘This is what democracy looks like’

KENT — On the one-year anniversary of both the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the million-strong Washington women’s march, Kent celebrated with its own Women’s March, as did towns and cities nationwide. 
Marchers slowly gathered at Kent Town Hall on Saturday morning, many carrying signs indicating their sentiments about  many issues, both personal and political.

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