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KENT — The annual Ice Watch, a fundraiser for the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), is underway. 

This year’s Ice Watch takes on special significance since people have been literally watching the ice more closely than ever before, because of the ice jam that formed on the Housatonic River in mid-January, making state and national headlines. 

At 12 feet thick and two miles long at its peak, the ice jam drew news crews and visitors from across the region.

Newscasters could be seen at all hours of the day and night broadcasting ice jam...

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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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Birch Hill approved — with conditions — in split vote

KENT — The Kent Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission approved Birch Hill’s special permit application in a 4-2-1 vote at the commission’s regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Birch Hill is seeking to open and operate a for-profit 85-bed drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment facility in the building that was formerly The Kent at 46 Maple St. 
The extended public hearing period was closed at last month’s commission meeting.

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Finding new ways to make KCS stand out

KENT — The Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting at Kent Center School on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Art teacher Ellen Tarabara gave a brief presentation to the board about choice-based art education that she is implementing in her instruction. 

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Shining a light on lamp repairs

KENT — Tucked away on Route 7 one mile south of Kent Falls is a repair shop of a unique kind. Tamara Polk, owner of Starlight Lamp, specializes in fixing and refurbishing lamps.
Originally hailing from Madison, Wis., Polk began her career working for her father in his lamp repair shop there. 
“After my dad retired from working with heavy equipment following back surgery, he went to work for a lady who owned the lamp repair shop, eventually buying the business. He was the kind of guy who could fix anything,” she said.

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A new look at James Barron Art

KENT — The James Barron Art gallery, which celebrated its third anniversary on Sept. 27, has recently undergone a reconfiguration.
Located in the Kent Barns, the gallery formerly occupied two spaces — one on the first floor and one on the second floor. As of mid-September, the gallery now occupies only the larger second floor space.

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Town urges governor to sign budget

KENT — The Kent Board of Finance (BOF) met for a special meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. 
First Selectman Bruce Adams gave his report to the board. 
“The Welcome Center continues to receive rave reviews from hikers, residents and visitors,” he said. Cleaning and maintenance are going smoothly. To date, there have been more than 175 showers taken at the facility. 

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