March 2018
  From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed : March 30- Good Friday
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  • From Kent Social Services -
Northwest Regional Mental Health Board, CAC 22, is sponsoring a free Naloxone (Narcan) Training , March 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. at the offices of Western CT Mental Health Network, Laurel Room, 249 Winsted Road, Torrington . Narcan quickly reverses the deadly effects of a narcotic overdose and saves lives. This program is for both professionals and the general public. Jennifer DeWitt, Executive Director of Central Naugatuck Valley Regional Action Council, will conduct the training. Registration required. Please call Leah Pullaro 860-927-1586
Energy Assistance Program: Kent Social Services now is scheduling appointments for the CT Energy Assistance Program (EA) for electric heat households only. The application period ends May 1 st . EA has specific gross income and asset limit requirements. Since the entire household benefits from this program, income and asset verification will be required for all adult household members. This year’s gross income guideline is: Household size 1/ Max income $34,366.28; Household size 2/Max income $44,940.52; Household size 3/$55,514.76. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or to schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586 .
  • Architectural Review Board- The Architectural Review Board currently has an opening it needs to fill. The Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month (if there are applications) and is responsible for administering the Kent Village District Regulations. The Kent Village District is an overlay district whose regulations will ensure that new development or redevelopment of the land or modification of buildings within the District are consistent and compatible with the existing village character. The full regulation can be found under Section 5A of the Town of Kent Zoning Regulations which is located under the “Forms and Documents” tab on the Town’s website. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest along with a brief description of your qualifications to: Interviews will be scheduled with both the ARB and P&Z.
From Kent Emergency Management
During the recent ice jam event, an overwhelming number of townspeople called and wanted to volunteer to assist. Because of this extraordinary outpouring, we, the OEM, would like to offer Kent residents a way that they can help by being trained in a classroom format by the Red Cross to assist the local OEM . The Red Cross offers many classes that cover all types of disasters for free, and this will provide trained volunteers to OEM should we ever need them. Sheltering is a course that the Kent OEM recommends because it covers all the basic needs in disasters in a 6-8 hour class. Any questions please email John Grant at In order to hold a class in Kent, we would need at least 10 people to sign up.
A few notes on recycling
  • Please don't put used tissues or paper towels in recycling. They go in household garbage.
  • Wash out what you put in recycling but don't waste a lot of water doing so. Peanut butter jars are often better put in the garbage.
  • Don't forget that all .05 cent deposit cans & bottles are saved for the KCS Scholarship Fund. Containers near the office at the Transfer Station.
  • If it is dirty, it is garbage. Yes, we recycle plastic bags, but, if they are dirty, they go in garbage.
  • White paper is more recyclable than shredded white paper. If the only personal info on a sheet of paper is at the top, tear it off and put the rest of the paper into the single stream compacter.
  • Plastic bottle caps are only recyclable if on the bottle. Otherwise they are garbage.
  • Please use common sense when leaving items in the swap shop. There has been a lot of things left in the shed that are trash. We shouldn't have to pay someone to clean out the shed weekly.
Park & Recreation
*REVISED: Winter Ice Skating: Kent Park and Recreation in cooperation with South Kent School will host winter ice skating at the SKS ice rink, 40 Bull’s Bridge Road as follows: open skate: March 4: 2-4 p.m. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the rink during skating hours. Skaters must wear hat and skates on the ice. PLEASE NOTE THE ICE RINK WILL BE CLOSING FOR REPAIRS AFTER THIS DATE, AND THE REMAINING MARCH SKATING TIMES ARE CANCELED. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Spring Baseball Registration: Register Kent youngsters now for spring baseball programs: kindergarten and first grade instructional programs; Farm Team (grades 2,3 coed); Little League – Minor and Major League teams for ages 9-12. Registration form and flyer available at Registration deadline is March 12. In-person registration will be held March 12, 5-6 p.m., Kent Town Hall. For more information call 860-927-1003.
Easter Egg Hunt: The annual hunt for Kent youngsters ages 10 and under is Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Ages 5 and under will hunt on the front lawn; ages 6-10 on the back lawn. Free. Bring your own bags, baskets. The inclement weather date is March 31.
Martial Arts Class: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class meets Mondays at the Kent Community House. Ages 7 through adult meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Registration fee is $70/10-week session; additional family members are $50. Martial arts training has been shown to reduce stress, increase confidence, self-discipline, focus and respect in addition to the self-defense benefits. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Register at class.
Qigong Class: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors Qigong Class with Christopher Kiely Wednesday mornings, 9 to 10:30, at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. Cost options are $80/month or $25/class. Qigong is a classical method of self-healing rooted in the longevity tradition of old China. Combining gentle physical movement with calm meditative focus, qigong utilizes the principles of Chinese Medicine to bring a new dimension to the concept of “exercise.” No experience is necessary, and the course is open to all ages. Register at class. For more information, contact instructor Chris at or call 802-349-2725.
Save the Date: A local observance of National Walking Day will be held Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane. Join Kent Park and Recreation and Marvelwood School students and the New Milford VNA for a walk around the park’s track.

Senior activities
St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon: March 14, noon, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu features corned beef and cabbage, boiled potato, glazed carrots, Irish soda bread, bread pudding. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Lunch with Kent Center School student council members March 26, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Join us for Easter Egg coloring following the 12:30 p.m. lunch. Advanced reservations for lunch required by calling 860-927-2055.
Easter Luncheon: March 28, noon, Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu features glazed ham, au gratin potatoes, roasted squash, carrot layer cake. Suggested donation is $4/person. Advanced reservations required by calling 860-927-2055.
Senior Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Bring own supplies, free.

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  KVFD Corner
 KVFD call volume for January-
19 fire calls
41 EMS calls 
Kent Informal Club
Joel Viehland, the Owner and Chef, Swyft Restaurant, is the Kent Informal Club Guest Speaker at the March 14th Meeting. 2 P.M., Main Meeting Room, Town Hall... There will also be a history of the building
Coffee for the Crew
Winter is far from over so please consider donating to the coffee fund at Kent Coffee and Chocolate for our Town Crew guys.
Support the KCS 8th Grade
Spaghetti dinner to benefit the annual 8th Grade class trip. March 15th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Kent Center School. Then stay to watch the KCS basketball players take on the Faculty All Stars on the court. Children 14 & under-$5, Adult $8, Family of 4+ $25
Thank you, Kudos & Congrats
*The Kent Center School Scholarship Fund is having another successful year. The Chocolate Fest raised $3000, and the annual Fund Drive is near $29,000. More details about our activities will be in next month's edition.
Thank you to all who have helped us with our work.   Ed Epstein, President, KCSSF.
*Thank you to the Kent Chamber of Commerce for its wonderful cocktail party and for giving us the chance to thank and say good bye to UPS Tim Groski.
March Kent Calendar
March 6- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
March 20- 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall
March 23-25- Annual Kent Shop Hop- The Easter Bunny will be there

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