Effort to protect waterfront

Lockable gates are one idea to discourage gatherings along the vulnerable Housatonic River waterfront. Photo by Elyse Sadtler

KENT — The meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Friday, April 7, was well attended by residents who came out to voice their opinions on the proposed installation of lockable gates on North Kent Road and River Road. 

The gates were introduced as a potential solution to combat the sometimes rowdy and often messy gatherings along the Housatonic River last summer.

As many as 300 people at a time came to enjoy the sun and water on either bank of the Housatonic River during the summer of 2016, according to First Selectman Bruce Adams. 

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