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
  • Town Hall closed-      October 9- Columbus Day
  • 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 -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 ($135 over 65) and we accept a lot more stuff, and we recycle all of it !!!
  • Kent roads
    • Reconstruction of Kenico Road has begun. It will remain open, but motorists are urged to use Kenmont Road if possible.
  • Watch BOS meetings live on YouTube. Click on Town logo for the link.
  • From Kent Social Services- Kent Social Services  hours are now:
    Tuesday - Friday 9:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
    3rd Saturday each month 9 a.m.- 2p.m
    • 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.
    • Energy Assistance Applications
      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.If you have any questions, wish to be screened for eligibility, or to make an appointment, please call Leah Pullaro, Social Services Director 860-927-1586.
  • From the Registrar of Voters- The Kent Registrars will be in their office on the 2nd floor of the Kent Town Hall from 10 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, October 3, the fifth week before the election, to complete the preliminary registry list.
     Expect more voter info from the ROV in mid October
Park & Recreation
Halloween Safety Campaign:   Kent Park and Recreation and the Kent Lions Club, in cooperation with the Kent Resident State Trooper, are partnering again this Halloween on the Kent Halloween Safety Campaign, featuring the distribution of "glow-in-the dark" necklaces.
 Park and Recreation director Lesly Ferris and Resident State Trooper Andrew Fisher will distribute the necklaces October 31 starting at 5 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis until supply lasts on North Main Street, adjacent the Kent Memorial Library. For more information, contact Kent Park and Recreation at 860-927-1003.
 Boo Bash: Saturday, October 28, 4:30-6 p.m. for Kent youngsters ages 12 and under; featuring costume parade at 4:45 p.m. from Kent Common Park, Swifts Lane, with prizes for most creative, cutest, scariest, best in group of two or more and best overall; haunted hallway walk, bake sale, pumpkin decorating and candy corn guessing contest at the fire house. Sponsored by Kent Boys Scouts, Kent Center School PTO, Kent Park and Recreation and Kent Volunteer Fire Department.
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. New session begins
October 23. 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 announces a new session of Qigong Class with
Christopher Kiely Wednesday mornings, October 4 through December 27, 9 to 10:30, at the
Kent Community House, North Main Street, Kent. The cost is $200 for the 13 classes or
$80/month ($20/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.Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting Chris at cloudhandy@yahoo.com or call 802-349-
2725. Registration forms for new students will be available at class.
A few things for our Seniors
Friday Senior Lunch: The program meets Fridays at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and is open to Kent senior citizens at a cost of $2/person for lunch, which is served at noon. The center opens at 11:30 a.m. The program is sponsored by the Town of Kent in conjunction with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent Schools and local restaurants. Reservations are not required.
Seasonal flu vaccination clinic: October 11, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for Kent senior citizens and 11 a.m. to noon for any age Kent resident at Kent Town Hall, first floor large meeting room. Insurance plans accepted are Aetna, Aetna Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross plans, Medicare, CT Anthem, Medi Blue, Connecticare and Connecticare Medicare Advantage. Bring a copy of your insurance card.
 Registration forms and related information packet are available at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane, and in the Kent Town Hall lobby. The clinic is sponsored by the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association and Kent Nursing Association in conjunction with the Town of Kent. For more information, call Lesly Ferris at 860-927-1003.
 Senior Halloween Luncheon: October 25 starting at noon at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane. Menu is roast beef, cheddar mashed potatoes, butternut squash, orange layer cake. The suggested donation is $4, and reservations are required by calling 860-927-2055 by October 20. Halloween costumes are optional.

In This Issue- Click for article
From Town Hall
Kent Park & Recreation
Prescription Drug Takeback Day
12th Annual Night of 1,000 Pies
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
Library Monthly Activities
The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest needs your help
41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run
Phone scams
KVFD Fire Prevention Day
Kent Informal Club

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The Northwest Corner Prevention Network in partnership with the Kent Resident State Trooper
and state police at Troop B will host Prescription Drug Take-Back Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kent Town Hall, 41 Kent Green Boulevard, Kent and Troop B barracks, Route 7 in North Canaan. Prevention Network representatives will hand out free lockbags designed to safeguard prescription medications in homes, as well as literature and other promotional materials.
For more information, contact Lesly Ferris, 860-927- 1003.
12th Annual Night of 1,000 Pies
Kent Affordable Housing presents the 12th Annual Night of 1000 Pies  November 4. This year the day event will feature not only the Pie Sale, but a Makers' Market of local arts, goods and services, followed by the evening of private dinners by advance reservation. Look for an invite in your mailbox in October!
For more information: www.kentaffordablehousing.org
Kudos, Congrats & Thanks
*Kudos to Assessor Patty Braislin and her staff of Jim Hurlbut and Jen Dubray. They just secured a low bid of $49,800 for our 2018 Grand List Revaluation. This is in comparison to $130,000 in 2008, the last time a full reval was done. This savings was realized by doing a large amount of the work in house.   
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      The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest
The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest will be  October 20-22 in Kent. Our town is expecting 1,500 people and several cast members from the show. You can find out more about this event at www.gilmoregirlsfanfest.com.
41st Annual Kent Pumpkin Run
Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ noon 
on the Kent Green in Kent.
First 600 registrants receive a
commemorative performance shirt!           Click logo for info 
Early-Bird Registration: 
Register before 11:30 P.M. Friday, Oct. 20 to save $5 off Race Day entry fee of $30. To register and for more info, visit www.kentpumpkinrun.com
Kids Fun Run begins at 11:15 a.m.   Fun Run registration free until Oct. 20;$5 after. 
        Caller ID and Spoofing
This is an FCC link provided by a resident for those annoying calls that show a CT town on caller ID and on occasion show your own phone #.     Happens to me all the time.
   KVFD Fire Prevention Day
October 14th, 2017
10 A.M. - 1 P.M. @ Kent Firehouse. 
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ACE Hardware in Kent will be giving away free smoke detectors to the first 100 customers of the day at the store, 18 Kent Green Blvd,Kent. 
         Kent Informal Club
 ALL ABOUT KENT, October 11th 
Meeting, 2P.M., Town Hall ... Speakers: Kent's New Retail
Businesses ... also info on NIGHT OF A THOUSAND PIES... Meetings are free and open to the public
October Kent Events
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Please go to the Kent Chamber of Commerce website, which contains a Community
calendar for all  Kent groups to use.
October 3 - 1:00 p.m. @ Town Hall- BOS meeting   Note time change for this meeting
October 12- 7 p.m.- Monthly P&Z meeting, including discussion and possible decision on the proposal by Birch Hill to convert The Kent to a drug/alcohol rehab facility. 
October 17 - 7 p.m.@ Town Hall- Monthly BOF meeting
October 20-22- Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Kent
October 29- Noon  41st annual Kent Pumpkin Run
                                                       Save the Date
December 9- Annual KVFD Santa Express . Details to follow soon