Ten years ago, when I was elected First Selectman, one of the first things I did was create this monthly newsletter. My predecessor had a wonderful printed/mailed newsletter, but I wanted something that would be more current. So, for the past 10 years, I have done this at least once a month. After a year, my son out west commented, "Dad, it looks like you enjoy writing your newsletter." He was right, and I still do. Thank you for your contributions, corrections, criticism (not much) and compliments. It has been fun doing it and is an important piece of Kent. Special thanks to my proofreader Lesly Ferris. This will be my last one, but I hope my successor continues it. Signing off, BKA
Time Sensitive: Read - November 1 at 7 p.m. will be the final public hearing on Kent's Streetscape Project
From Town Hall
  • Town Hall closed November-
  • 5-Election Day.
  • 11-Veterans Day.
  • 28-29-Thanksgiving
  • -------From the Assessor's Office
  • 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/$36,171; 2/$47,300; 3/$58,430; 4/$69,559. To determine if your household qualifies for this program or to schedule an appointment, contact Leah Pullaro, Kent Social Services 860-927-1586.
  • Kent Boy Scouts’ "Scouting for Food: Holiday Food Drive" will take place on Sunday, November 10th, 9:00.a.m. – 1:00.p.m at Davis IGA. Donations will benefit Kent Food Bank holiday basket program. Shopping lists with suggested items to donate will be available that morning. Please only donate items that are non-perishable and unexpired. Monetary donations are always welcome.
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click here for the link.
P ark & Recreation
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 November 13, 20; December 11, 18; January 8, 22, 29; February 12, 19, 26; March 11, 18. Please note the program would not meet in the event of a school closing. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Tang Soo Do: Kent Park and Recreation’s Tang Soo Do class meets Mondays at the Kent Community House, North Main Street. The Kid Kicks class for ages 4-7 returns and will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.; ages 7 and older meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; weapons and advanced forms will meet every other week at 7:35 p.m. Registration fee is $80/10-week session; additional family members are $60/session. Interested students are welcome to try the first class at no cost. The class is sponsored by USA Martial Arts of Woodbury, a member of the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Karate Federation. Registration will be accepted at class. Call 860-927-1003 for more information.
Easy Tai Chi: Kent Park and Recreation announces Easy Taichi, a simplified Taichi exercise class with Christopher Kiely Tuesday mornings, 9-10 a.m. at the Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. The six-week course will be offered November 5 through December 10 and December 17 through January 28. The cost is $60/session or $100 for both sessions.
Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese fitness system rooted in the natural integration of mind, body and spirit. This class was developed in collaboration between Kent Park and Recreation and Christopher Kiely, founder of the Falling Water Tai Chi School with the sole intention of providing an easier path to learning. No experience necessary. The only pre-requisite is being able to stay on one’s feet for at least an hour.
Pre-registration is required by contacting Chris at cloudhandy@yahoo.com or call 802-349-2725; or Lesly Ferris at parkandrec@townofkentct.org or call 860-927-1003.
Ice Skating: Information about figure skating lessons, holiday ice skating and a planned new program for Learn-to-Skate/Hockey Development will be announced. Details will be posted on the Park and Recreation website: kentctparkandrecreation.com once they become available.

Senior Activities
Friday Senior Lunch: the program meets Friday at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. The program is offered in cooperation with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and Kent restaurants. The cost is $2/person. The center opens at 11:30 a.m., and the meal is served at noon. Please note there will be a holiday luncheon with optional grab bag ($5 maximum) December 6, the last day of the program until March 20. Also, the program will not meet November 29. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Holiday Luncheon: December 11: join us for holiday luncheon, featuring entertainment and lunch with Kent Center School student council members. The menu includes roast beef w/gravy,
The Kent Board of Education is requesting your feedback on the Regional Middle School Sports Proposal. A special meeting was held on Monday, October 28 in the KCS library to discuss this proposal and information was given by Region One Athletic Director Anne MacNeil.
If you were unable to attend the meeting, the video recording and supporting documents are included in the survey. Please complete the survey at your earliest convenience and by Monday, November 4. The Board of Education will review your feedback at their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00. This proposal is for sports for 7th and 8th-grade students but is being sent to all community members as it will affect the regional and local school budget.
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. If you have any questions, please contact board member Scott Trabucco at trabucco@kentcenter.com.
Click The KCS cougar above to take the survey & view the meeting
November Kent Calendar
November 1- 7:00 p.m. Final Hearing on the Kent Streetscape project
November 5- Election Day 6 a.m-8 p.m @ Town Hall(info above)
November 6 - 4:30- Monthly Board of Selectmen meeting
November 19- 7:00 p.m. Board of Finance @ Town Hall
Click logo above for KML November events
A word from Social Services Director Leah Pullaro
Though all donations to Kent Social Services are much appreciated, items must be pre-approved by the Social Services Director 860-927-1586 prior to dropping off at town hall. Most programs have limited storage space available. Thank you for your understanding.
Leah Pullaro, LMSW
Town of Kent
Director of Social Services
Municipal Agent for the Elderly
KVFD
KVFD Corner
September call volume
39 EMS calls
8 Fire calls
Kudos, Thanks and Congrats
*Sunday, October 27, was the 43rd running of the Kent Pumpkin Run. It was a horrible weather day, but the race went off on time and without issues. Congratulations to the Kent Chamber of Commerce for another classy event. And thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make # 43 the special event it has become in Kent.
*Thank you to the many full and part-time Kent residents who support the Kent Community Fund. Since 2006 KCF has worked closely with the Town's social services director and has provided more than $317,000 to assist residents with emergency needs, supported the Kent Food Bank and provided scholarships for Park and Rec's After-School Program at Kent Center School and Camp Kent at Emery Park. In 2018 the Kent Nursing Association merged with KCF, which now supports skilled nursing visits for the uninsured, flu and blood pressure clinics and other visiting nurse association services. More than 200 Kent residents benefit from KCF help each year, thanks to your support
The Kent Transfer Station
A quick refresher: We take all of the items below, from all residents , not just pass-holders. All at no charge.
  • Paint- oil or latex
  • mattresses & box springs
  • e waste-computers, laptops, printers, TV's, stereo stuff, VCR's, microwaves,etc.
  • car batteries & rechargeable batteries, fluorescent bulbs
  • motor oil
  • Appliances-$15 charge
Kent Veterans Memorial Committee will now be adding the names of Kent residents who entered the military during peacetime to its monument. The Kent Veterans Committee will be conducting research to identify these individuals and are interested in their names being added to the monument. We will need a copy of their DD-214 or other evidence of military service.
 Please contact the following Veteran Committee members if you are one of the eligible peace time veterans or know of someone who qualifies:
·  Chairman Andy Ocif 860-927-3318
·  Secretary Charlotte Lindsey or Dick Lindsey 860-927-3724
·  Tom Page 860-927-4092
·  Bill or Patti Case 860-927-4084
·  Michael VanValkenburg 860-927-3086
The Town of Kent is an equal opportunity provider and employer., PO Box 678, Kent, CT 06757
860-927-4627 www.townofkentct.org