N e w s f r o m t h e T o w n o f K e n t         
Dear Kent Residents,
Email First Selectman Bruce Adams or call 860-927- 4627  
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                 From Town Hall
  • From the Town Clerk: Would you like to be more informed of what your Town's Boards and Commissions are doing?                          You may subscribe to receive via e-mail, notices of selected agendas and minutes. 
    To sign up-click the logo above  and utilize the "Subscribe" function at the bottom of the page.
  • Transfer Station -Renewal forms have been mailed. As of July 1 you should have a black tag. New ones are available at the Transfer Station or at Town Hall. Now is a great time for those who use curbside pick-up to check out the Transfer Station. Only $150 and we accept a lot more stuff, and we recycle all of it !!!
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click on Town logo for the link.
  • From Kent Social Services
    • Renter's Rebate Program- If you are a renter age 65+ or a person, over age 18, with a disability, you may be eligible for this program.  Applications are accepted April 1 - October 1, 2017.  Income limits: single person $35,200.00; married couple $42,900.  For further information, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586.
    • United Way of Western Connecticut's ALICEĀ® Enrichment Fund will provide families who fall within the ALICE income category* financial subsidies for their children to participate in extracurricular activities. Funding may be available for sports, music lessons, art classes, and other enrichment activities. For further information on applying for funds go to:   ALICE  or call Leah Pullaro 860-927-1586.
Park & Recreation
Summer Concert Series: Kent Park and Recreation presents free Concerts on the Green 
Last concert August 3: The Joint Chiefs. Concerts are held 6-8 p.m. on the lawn outside Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard. Park and Recreation invites you to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Swim Lessons: Kent Park and Recreation will sponsor "Learn-to-Swim" program for youngsters ages 5 and August 1-10, 2017. Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and will run 30 minutes each. Level 1 will meet at 11 a.m.; Level 2 at 10:45 and Levels 3 and 4 at 2 p.m.
A park pass is required to register for the program. Registration forms are available at Emery Park daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or in the Park and Rec office, town hall, or by calling 860-927-1003.
Emery Park: Emery Park, 42 Segar Mountain Road, Kent, is open for swimming daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A park pass is required and can be purchased at the park during these hours. A pass is $35 for Kent residents; $65 for non-residents and free to residents age 65 and older.
Soccer Registration: Park and Recreation is accepting registration for fall travel soccer programs for coed U8, U10 boys, U10 girls, U12 girls and U12 boys until August 11. Cost is $30/player with a $5 discount for additional players in the same family. Teams will practice Tuesday evenings, starting August 29, and games are played Saturdays beginning after Labor Day. Registration form available online and outside the Park and Recreation office, Town Hall.
After-School Program: Kent Park and Recreation will accept registration for its After-School Program, open to Kent Center School kindergarten through sixth graders beginning August 14. The program begins August 28, the first day of the new school year, and meets Monday through Friday, 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the KCS cafeteria and follows the KCS calendar. The cost is $11/day/child. The program includes homework time, game and arts and crafts projects, snack and outdoor play, weather permitting. Registration materials will be available online (kentctparkandrecreation.com) and outside the Park and Recreation Office, Kent Town Hall. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
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.
Mets-Dodgers Game: Warren Parks & Recreation is sponsoring a trip August 5 to Citi Field to watch the New York Mets take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at 4:05 p.m. Cost is $95/person and includes game ticket in section 335 (seats are under an overhang), motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snack bag and a few surprises! For more information and to reserve a seat, call Don at 860-868-7881, ext. 113.
In This Issue- Click for article
From Town Hall
Kent Park & Recreation
Kent Center School fields
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
Library Monthly Activities
Kent's hardware store is coming
Bears in Kent
A few things for Seniors

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Kent Center School fields
Nets have been placed on soccer goals at KCS for all to use. Please do not move the goals and make sure the weights are on the back to prevent tipping. Please don't hang or climb on the goals for your own safety, remember to pick up all your clothes, trash, especially water and sports drink bottles, and respect the school grounds in general. Enjoy!
A few reminders about the use of the fields at KCS:
* No dogs on the playing surface
* No golf practice. (6 golf balls picked up by the mowers.)
Thank you for obeying the rules. 
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
*Thank you to all the people who worked so hard to make our new Welcome Center a reality. I hear great reviews everywhere I go. Special thanks to architect John Milnes Baker for a job well done. 
Click logo for KML August activities 

ACE is the place- in Kent
ACE Hardware of Kent announces store opening
Kent's new hardware store,under the ACE banner,  now is slated to open in late August. 
Bear population in Kent
Bears are everywhere. Please use caution in leaving any animals, garbage or bird feeders outside. The bear population continues to grow, and they seem to be getting bolder. Click on the bear to report sightings to DEEP and for information on black bears. 
      A few things for Seniors
Blood Pressure Screening: The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association holds monthly blood pressure screenings for Kent seniors on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. This service is offered free, and no appointment is necessary.
Wellness Clinic: The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, in cooperation with the Town of Kent, will sponsor a monthly Wellness Clinic for Kent residents of all ages monthly on the third Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. The clinic will feature blood pressure, heart rate and pulse oximetry measurements, review of medications, health teaching specific to one's medical condition, as well as a clinic on a specific health topic related to the time of year. For more information, call 860-435-0816.
August Kent Events
Please go to the Kent Chamber of Commerce 
website, which  contains a Community Event calendar for all  Kent groups to use.
August 1- 4:30 p.m. @ Town Hall- BOS meeting
August 3-6- Kent Sidewalk Festival- all over town
August 10- 7 p.m.- Monthly P&Z meeting including continuation of the hearing on the
proposal by Birch Hill to convert The Kent to a drug/alcohol rehab facility. 
August 15 - 7 p.m.@ Town Hall- Monthly BOF meeting
August 29-12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Blood Drive at Town Hall
August 28- Kent Center School and Housatonic Valley Reg. HS- First Day of classes 
Save the September date 
September 23- Kent Quiz Night- Click for info/registration