December 2018

From Town Hall
  • Town Hall Closed in December:
  • 12/24- close at noon
  • 12/25- Christmas Day
  • 12/31- close at noon

  • From Kent Social Services - Kent Social Services is now accepting appointments for the Energy Assistance Program. This is a winter heating assistance program with specific income and asset requirements for participation. Maximum gross income guidelines are as follows: household size 1/$35,116; 2/$45,920; 3/$56,725; 4/$67,530. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or to schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586

  • Per recommendation of the Selectmen, Kent Social Services office hours will now be as follows:
  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00a.m. 12:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. 5:00p.m
  • Wednesday 9:00a.m. – 12:30a.m. (No appointments or walk-ins 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Office closed for administrative work only. No phone calls will be answered or returned.)
  • Thursday 9:00a.m. – 12:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
  • Friday 9:00a.m. – 12:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
  • Office is closed from 12:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. for lunch. All appointments should be made in advance

  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.

  • The roads of Kent *Kenico Road is nearing completion. Guard rails and paving will be done before winter. Final touches will have to wait til spring. *After many accidents and near misses I have succeeded in getting the State to make the intersection of SK Rd/Bulls Bridge Rd & Camps Flat Rd a 4 way stop. This should happen in a month.
Western CT Clean Air Action
Cricket Valley update # 5
Western Connecticut Clean Air Action continues to partner with area towns, conservation organizations, and others to build and finance an air monitoring program to measure the impact of the nearby Cricket Valley Energy Center, due to open in 2020. Kent School will soon install a monitoring station and neighboring towns will install monitors that, in conjunction with Kent School's device, will form a regional air quality monitoring network. Financial support is needed. Contact WCCAA through our Facebook page or by email at:
P ark & Recreation
Holiday Ice Skating: Kent Park and Recreation will sponsor ice skating at the Kent School ice rink as follows: December 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28: open skate, 10 a.m.-noon; sticks and pucks, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Participants must wear skates and hat during open skate; helmet and skates during sticks and pucks. A park pass is required to participate and can be purchased at the rink during skating hours ($35 for Kent residents; free for residents ages 65 and older; $65 for non-residents or $5/person). Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Figure Skating Lessons: Session I: Boys and girls, ages 6 and up; meets Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2018, 7-8 a.m., Kent School Ice Rink with instructor Joanna Tucker; cost is $55. Lessons for beginning students, 7-7:30 a.m.; intermediate level and above meet 7:30-8 a.m. Students registered for classes (only) also may skate during the 30 minutes opposite their lesson time.
Session II: Meets Saturdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019; same schedule as above with instructor Marika Coolbeth. Cost is $44. Pre-register by December 29.
Session III: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019; same schedule as above with instructor Marika Coolbeth. Cost is $44. Pre-register by January 26. There are no make-up dates for cancellations; students may skate at the P&R open skate at Kent and South Kent Schools during holiday/winter skating without charge. Students must wear gloves or mittens, a hat and leather skates, either figure or hockey. Registration should be returned to Park and Recreation (in the box at KCS or Town Hall) or mailed to P.O. Box 678, Kent, CT 06757. Questions: call 860-927-1003.
Adult Men’s League Basketball: Kent Park and Recreation sponsors the program Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Kent Center School gymnasium, 9 Judd Avenue. Free. The program will meet December 12 and 19 and January 9, 16, 30. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
After-School Program: Kent Park and Recreation Commission has amended the eligibility requirements for its After-School Program as follows: “The program is designed to meet the needs of Town of Kent youngsters ages 6 to 12 who need a structured, supervised environment at the end of the school day.” Program handbook and registration forms are available outside the Park and Recreation office, Town Hall, and online at under “Forms.”
Commission vacancy: The Kent Park and Recreation Commission has an opening for a commission member to fill a three-year seat The commission meets the third Monday of the month (mostly), 7 p.m., Kent Town Hall. The commission is charged with oversight of the Town’s recreational programs and two parks. Electors of the Town of Kent should express their interest in being considered and their background in writing to Kent Park and Recreation Commission, P.O. Box 678, Kent 06757 or email Please reply before December 14.
Senior Activities
Art Group: meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-noon, Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane. Seniors are invited to join. Bring your own projects and supplies. There is no cost.
Friday Senior Lunch: The program will meet December 7 for a holiday luncheon, including optional grab bag (bring a wrapped gift, maximum cost $5). The cost is $2/person. The senior center opens at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Please note the program will be on winter break until March 22.
Holiday luncheons: December 12 Christmas Party: The meal, chicken cordon bleu, roasted potatoes, butternut squash, and cheesecake w/cherry topping, will be served at 12:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $4/person. Reservations are required by calling 860-927-2055 by December 7. January 9 New Year’s Luncheon: The meal, roast beef au jus, twice baked potato, peas and mushrooms and éclair, will be served at 12:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $4/person. Reservations are required by calling 860-927-2055 by January 4. Both luncheons are served at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swifts Lane.
Holiday closings: The Elderly Nutrition Program at the Senior Center will be closed December 24 and 26.
Transfer Station
Christmas/New Years hours
  • Open regular hours Dec. 22 & 23
  • Open regular hours Dec. 29 & 30
  • Outside swap area is now closed until spring. Pay to leave anything.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, December 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the large meeting room at Town Hall. Call 1-800-Red Cross for an appointment. Use sponsor code- KENTCT
Click logo above for KML December events
KVFD Corner
November call volume
31 EMS calls 21 Fire calls
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Thank you to the Kent Fire Dept. for the Parade of Lights, Stuff a Truck and Santa Express. A lot of great work by volunteers!!
* Congratulations to the Kent Chamber of Commerce for another successful Champagne Stroll. The Town looked nice and had a nice "buzz" to it. Special thanks to Kent road Foreman Rick Osborne for the 2 light towers.
*Thank you to all the providers of our popular Friday Senior Lunch program. We'll be on break til the end of March.
*Kent Businesses*
Discover the Litchfield Hills
Check this new web site from the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. Watch a 6 minute video at The Hills .
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Get a unique holiday gift and support the Kent Food Bank
You may recall that last Christmas I offered a full set of my wife's 4 illustrated recipes for $20, all proceeds to the Kent Food Bank. We made $1,700 !! Though Holly passed away in July, her recipes live on. I am pleased to offer the 4 print set for $20 again and again the proceeds go to the Food Bank. She would be proud to be doing this. They make a great gift. Call me at 860-927-4627 or stop in my office at Town Hall.
Coffee For the Crew
Most people agree that our road crew is one of the best in the area. Rick, Peter, Mike, Jerry, TJ and John do a great job keeping our roads and sidewalks safe in the winter. I again have set up an account at Kent Coffee & Chocolate for us to show our appreciation by buying them coffee. Please consider adding to the fund. The guys truly appreciate it.
December Kent Calendar
December 1 - 4:30- Town Tree lighting/ 6:00 Parade of Lights/ 6:30 Kent Land Trust Party. Click date for info
December 4- 4:30 p.m. Monthly BOS meeting @ Town Hall
December 8 - 5-7 p.m. Kent Historical Society Holiday Party at Swift House. Click date for more
December 15- 8:30 a.m-10:30 a.m- Pancakes With Santa @ Kent Education Center and Nursery School
6 Bridge St, Kent, Connecticut 06757(St Andrews Parish House)
December 18 - 7:00 p.m.- Monthly BOF meeting at Town Hall

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