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Kent County unveils non-profit grant program

DOVER – Kent County nonprofits are now eligible for grants under an $8 million program, created with federal funding, to help agencies still struggling to recover from the pandemic of COVID-19. Kent County’s COVID-19 response programs will include two initiatives: COVID Loss Recovery to address financial losses during the pandemic, and COVID Capital Enhancement to […]

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Kent leaders join forces to ask for help to end the traffic jam on the county’s roads

Kent leaders have joined forces to demand the government find a long-term solution to end the traffic jam on the county’s road in the event of cross-Channel disruption. Seven councillors, the police and crime commissioner and representatives of the Channel Tunnel operator and Visit Kent co-signed a letter to the Secretary of State for Transport, […]

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Kent authorities are demanding more government money to deal with the traffic chaos in Dover

K ent local authorities have asked for more money from the government to better manage disruption to the roads caused by delays at the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. Thousands of people had their cross-Channel journeys cut short last weekend due to customs delays at the port of Dover and a serious collision on the […]

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Sound Transit approves free public transit for children and teens

Young people 18 and under will soon be able to travel for free on all Sound Transit transportation starting September 1. On July 28, Sound Transit’s board of directors unanimously approved a new policy allowing free fares for children and teens. Previously, the reduced fare for young people was $1.50. “Today’s decision will not only […]

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Decision to cut bus services in Kent called by opposition councilors

Additional reporting by Ciaran Duggan, local democracy reporter The decision to cut dozens of bus services in Kent has been recalled by opposition councilors as people share their anger over the move. Kent County Council agreed to cut 38 subsidized trips across the county in October as the local authority seeks to save £2.2million to […]

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Rail strikes add to Kent’s tourism industry nightmare as visitor numbers plummet to attractions like Dover Castle

Rail strikes are set to add to the woes of tourist attractions in Kent, after chaos in cross-Channel travel last week saw visitor numbers plummet. Earlier this week, Deirdre Wells, chief executive of Visit Kent, called on the government to act to help ease delays in Dover and Folkestone and the resulting congestion on Kent’s […]

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Mandatory masks indoors on main campus from July 29 – Kent Wired

Masks are required indoors on the main Kent State campus after Portage County moved into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s high community spread designation for COVID-19. The university regularly monitors COVID levels and bases its policy on CDC recommendations “for counties at ‘high’, ‘medium’, or ‘low’ community levels when making decisions about safety […]

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New condominiums in Kent

St Arthur Homes is delighted to announce that the second phase of its condominium homes in Lancaster Park will be launched this summer. Situated in the picturesque market town of West Malling in Kent, each home boasts stylish, high quality interiors and spacious layouts combined with the beautiful rolling Kent countryside on the doorstep – […]

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Kent Spreckelmeyer Wins Environmental Design Research Association Career Award

LAWRENCE – The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has honored Kent Spreckelmeyer, Professor of Architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design, with the 2022 EDRA Career Award in recognition of his sustained contributions and important to environmental research, practice and design. education. The Career Award is given to EDRA members who […]

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Family injured on ‘nightmare’ boat ride near Kent Island

A family of six – including a child – suffered burns after a fuel malfunction ignited a flash fire aboard a boat on Friday night in the Kent Island area of ​​Queen Anne County. Kimberly Claxton Korman posted on Facebook: “What started out as a wonderful day with our family of 6 ended very tragically. […]

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Kent travel chaos: is there a solution and should Brexit be to blame? | Transportation

The travel stalemate hit Kent’s roads around Dover and Folkestone again over the weekend as British tourists faced the realities of traveling in the EU during a busy period for the first time since the entry into force of Brexit in January 2021. It was a miserable start to the holiday on the mainland with […]

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A Navy veteran and a construction worker face off on August 2 in Kent County’s 19th District primaries

KENT COUNTY, MI — Two Republican challengers face off in the Aug. 2 primary to represent the party in November for the 19th district on the Kent County Board of Commissioners. Jeremiah Bannister, a Navy veteran, takes on Samuel R. Carstens, a construction worker, in the August 2 election. The winner will face incumbent Kent […]

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Life on the frontline for surgeon Andy Kent who has returned to the Highlands after traveling to Ukraine to work with medical charity UK-Med where he witnessed Russian rocket attacks in Liev and Dnipro

Surgeon Andy Kent who is back in the Highlands after his trip to Ukraine. An Inverness trauma and orthopedic surgeon witnessed first-hand two Russian rocket attacks at opposite ends of the same train journey. Andy Kent, who is based at Raigmore Hospital, flew to Ukraine on his 58th birthday to work with the UK-Med charity […]

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Which roads are closed in Kent? M20, M2, A20 and A2 roads for tourist and freight traffic to the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and ferries at the Port of Dover

With multiple road closures and diversions in place in Kent and major delays at ports, it can be confusing to know which is the right route to take. Police and transport chiefs have proposed a series of routes indicating where tourist and freight traffic should go depending on where they are going. Queues at the […]

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Queues at Dover: a “critical incident” has been declared by the Port of Kent

The port of Dover has attacked the French authorities for ‘terribly insufficient’ border control staff ruining the summer getaway for thousands of families. A ‘critical incident’ has been declared by the Port of Kent due to six-hour queues, with tourists urged to consider staying away. This is one of the busiest times for overseas travel […]

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Aftermath of devastating wildfires in Kent after hottest day on record

Firefighters spent the day continuing to battle the devastating wildfires in Kent. They erupted around Dartford on the hottest day of the year, destroying large areas of land. Hear from our reporter Sean Delaney who visited the scene of a we also heard from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Meanwhile, several villages in Kent […]

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dRMM-led team get permission to revamp their estate on Old Kent Road

The 1960s Tustin estate currently offers 299 homes in three 18-storey towers and a series of low-rise blocks. The existing low-rise buildings will now be demolished and the towers renovated. Backed by Southwark Council, the approved scheme comprises 16 buildings up to 21 stories tall. It will provide 202 social rental units, as well as […]

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Two Kent nonprofits receive funding to provide mental health services

Two Kent nonprofits will receive funding to help provide mental health services to reduce health disparities. Living Well Kent will receive up to $537,000 and Kent Youth & Family Services will receive $225,743, according to a press release from the Seattle-based nonprofit HealthierHere collaboration. HealthierHere announced in June that it would invest $6.5 million to […]

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SR 18 will see full closure this Saturday near Snoqualmie

The north end of State Route 18 is expected to be closed in both directions this Saturday, July 23, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The freeway will be completely closed between Issaquah-Hobart Road and the Interstate 90 interchange. Local access will be provided to those living […]

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Kent School of Architecture Student Fair 2022

There are many ways to be an architect, communicates the Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) summer show – and many qualities that could enrich the built environments of the future. The hook to architecture can be thought, drawing, writing or modelling. It could be digital, hardware, social purpose, climate change, or talent for […]

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The food tourism market is booming with strong growth prospects

The report offers a comprehensive research study of the Food tourism market which includes accurate forecasts and analysis at global, regional and national levels. It offers a global vision of the world Food tourism market and a detailed value chain analysis to help players gain a close understanding of the significant changes in business activities […]

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Here’s the ultimate irony behind so-called states’ rights | whale tales

Many crazy ideas are floating in the winds of this country, noxious seeds destined for the ears of sympathetic legislators. And given the divided state of our nation right now, there’s a decent chance that even the most cringe-worthy could make the leap. Below, I’ve highlighted a handful of those stinkers, in this case dreamed […]

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Kent Resilience Forum responds to Tier 4 heat warning

The heat health alert has been raised to level 4 for the first time, with temperatures on Monday and Tuesday next week (July 18-19) reaching 40C. The government’s Level 4 alert says a severe heat wave could have impacts beyond health and social care with potential effects on transport systems, food, water, supply in energy […]

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Gilberts: Ships on the water led to the development of Chatham-Kent

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Column The Chatham-Kent waterways were the main travel and transportation routes during the early settlement of the area. The Hattie Cabin (Document) Content of the article The Chatham-Kent waterways were the main travel and transportation routes during the early settlement of the area. A relevant comparison is that rivers like the Sydenham, […]

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‘Play streets’ could see Kent roads regularly closed for a few hours so children can play safely

The idea of ​​temporarily closing roads so children can play in the streets in Kent is one to “seriously consider”. Kent County Council (KCC) was asked this week to introduce the ‘play street’ scheme – where a road is closed to traffic for a few hours, on a regular basis, so young people can have […]

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Coffee roaster, other uses to occupy the Kent building

A former factory in North Mantua in Kent is being converted into a mixed-use building which will house a coffee roaster, offices and other uses. The Kent Planning Commission has recently approved a conditional use permit and site plan for the renovation of a building at 716 N. Mantua Street, corner of Mantua Street and […]

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UK heatwave weather: Dogs in hot cars can die, Kent Police say

Constables noticed an increase in the number of unattended pets in vehicles during the 30C heatwave and officers in some cases broke windows to help the dogs. Kent Police, for example, posted a reminder on Facebook, in which the force said the dogs were in severe heat pain – and it could lead to their […]

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More disruption on Kent Railways as South East backs strike over pay, job security and conditions

Huge disruption is expected for rail services this summer after train drivers in the South East voted overwhelmingly to go on strike. Hundreds of members of the Kent-based operator have announced their intention to back industrial action in a row over wages, job security and conditions. South East trains around Kent and London will be […]

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New design guidelines to determine the look of Kent town center

The City of Kent is in the early stages of updating design standards to guide town center building signage and facades and some business owners and community members are hoping the consultants hired for the write will spend enough time getting feedback from the public. The city is partnering with CT Consultants Inc. for the […]

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Tribute to Bruce Kent by the President of Pax Christi England and Wales

Anne Farr Ann Farr, President of Pax Christi England and Wales, paid the following tribute during an online memorial to Bruce Kent yesterday, organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and the International Peace Bureau. Other speakers included CND leader Kate Hudson and MP Jeremy Corbyn who spoke of “a terrible loss to our […]

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Chilliwack-Kent MLA calls Horgan’s legacy ‘inspiring’ premier – Agassiz Harrison Observer

Following the resignation of British Columbia Premier John Horgan ahead of the 2024 election, Chilliwack-Kent MP Kelli Paddon said his leadership had inspired her. “He worked hard and guided us through extraordinary challenges as a result of his own health issues,” Paddon said. “The example he set is inspiring, and our entire caucus is ready […]

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Summer excursions, concerts on the schedule at Kent Street Center – Peace Arch News

Jhe Kent Street Activity Center Sing A Long group meets every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm throughout the summer. This social group invites anyone who likes to sing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to come and visit. Non-members can sing three times before purchasing their membership. For more information on Sing A Long or any […]

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The incumbent will face off on August 2 in Kent County’s 19th District Democratic primary

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An East Grand Rapids city commissioner and a longtime Kent County commissioner will face off on August 2 to represent the Democratic Party in the November election for the county commissioner’s 19th district. . The two Democrats, Kris Pachla and incumbent Dave Bulkowski, will face off Aug. 2 for a […]

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Terreno Realty (TRNO) sees strong demand and rents property in Kent – July 6, 2022

Terreno Realty (TRNO Quick QuoteTRNO – Free Report) announced the execution of a full construction lease with a national building products distributor for approximately 117,000 square feet in Kent, WA. The lease started on June 30, 2022 and will expire in December 2029. Recently, this industrial REIT also announced the signing of a lease with […]

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Savings adopted for bus service supported by Kent County Council

David Brazier, Cabinet Member of Kent County Council for Highways and Transportsaid: “As a council, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the need for services in all areas of authority and an increase in the cost of operating them. “We need to ensure that we can produce a balanced budget and prioritize the services […]

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LocalGov.co.uk – Your authority on UK local government

Image: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com. Kent County Council’s children’s services have been rated ‘exceptional’ by Ofsted, with inspectors acknowledging the council has been dealing with an ‘unprecedented number’ of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. The Ofsted report, published yesterday, scores highest in three of the four categories and ‘good’ in the fourth, with overall effectiveness in providing services […]

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Chatham-Kent heat warning urges cooling centers to open

By Millar Hill July 4, 2022 4:03 p.m. Chatham-Kent will experience a few more days of hot and humid weather. Daytime cooling centers will be available at several locations in Chatham-Kent while a heat warning issued by Environment Canada remains in effect. The weather agency says daytime temperatures are expected to reach 31C on Monday […]

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Pubs with Kent’s best views for a drink this summer

What’s better than a pit stop in a pub on a summer’s day? One with a nice view, of course. There are plenty of pubs across the county with stunning views of the city, coast, countryside and more, so sit back, relax and enjoy a picturesque pint this summer. TOWN The Old Buttermarket has been […]

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Should Kent County Council be dismantled and unitary authorities introduced to cut costs?

There is a ritual that takes place every year when local councils set their budgets, which involves the councils pretending they need more money and the government pretending they don’t have any. And even if they need more financing, they should find it from their savings. The public sector is facing new challenges caused by […]