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Kent to award grants to organizations helping disparate populations – Conduit Street

The Kent County Health Department will award 25 grants of up to $15,000 to organizations that will provide services or education to Kent County’s disparate populations. The network established through the grant award will be used to increase the capacity to reach disproportionately affected populations with effective cultural and linguistic programs and practices. This will […]

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Bus service cuts suspended by Kent County Council

County transportation chiefs have suspended controversial plans to cut underutilized bus services to save money. Kent County Council says it suspended the decision after a backbench committee called for a rethink and urged the authority to reconsider its plans. The reprieve will likely mean KCC misses its mid-October deadline to implement its scheme, which will […]

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Kent residents say councils calling for sat navs to be banned in lorries won’t help

Residents of a Kent village say calls to ban satellite navigation systems in lorries will not protect their village from damage from heavy goods vehicles. It comes as advisers call for only specialist navigation devices to be used by truck drivers. Goudhurst High Street regularly has HGVs crossing The Local Government Association (LGA) – which […]

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Kent, Manston and Eurostar county buses

Planes, trains and buses – yes, there is a theme in this week’s political news. Here, Paul Francis gives his point of view and his analysis of the week… As the children’s song says…the wheels of the bus are turning in circles – until a conservative revolt… KentOnline political editor Paul Francis gives his views […]

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KCC’s commitment to Kent bus passengers

Kent County Council (KCC) and commercial bus operators have worked together to secure school bus services for as many pupils as possible in September, following notice from bus operators of their intention to cut services across the county. Some commercial bus operators had planned to stop operating routes that serve economically unviable schools, due to […]

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Kent County Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers of new school bus law

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — With most schools now back in session, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers of a new school bus law. It’s a problem we’ve probably all seen, with school buses dropping or picking up students and being overtaken by busy drivers. Prior to October 2021, drivers could not be […]

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Drivers in Kent will benefit from a new pilot project to increase electric vehicle charging points

Drivers will benefit from more electric vehicle charging stations as Kent County Council (KCC) has been announced as one of nine local authorities to sign up for a government pilot. The Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme will see KCC receive a £10m share of government funding shared among winning local authorities, which is part […]

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Crash survivors call on Kent Co commissioners to back no-fault motoring law change

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — Catastrophically injured car crash survivors, their loved ones and supporters showed up at the Kent County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday morning to ask commissioners to support a resolution calling on lawmakers to find a narrow legislative solution to the new no-fault auto insurance law. 35 other counties across the state, […]

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Under the leadership of Kim Kent, Kentwool remains woven into the fabric of upstate

Kentwool has been transforming wool into luxury yarn for five generations, or 179 years. For nearly seven decades, yarn has been made in Pickens. Still, many people don’t realize that Kentwool is an important part of the upstate fabric, says Kim Kent, who became the company’s owner and CEO five years ago. “So many people […]

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Investment bank sues Kent Swig for skipping rent at 444 Madison – Business Observer

investment firm Lincoln International sued the New York owner Kent Swig and his real estate company, Lance Helmsleyfor allegedly skipping rent from Helmsley Spear’s 444 Madison Avenue Headquarter. The lawsuit claims Swig failed to pay rent for the 15,775-square-foot office space it has sublet to Lincoln since April and wants Swig to shell out $342,275, […]

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Kent State University students cited for academic achievement | News, Sports, Jobs

A total of 8,575 full-time Kent State University students were named to the Dean’s List for their superior academic achievement in the spring 2022 semester. Of the full-time students named to the Dean’s List, 1,081 were also named to the President’s List, in recognition of an extremely high level of academic achievement. To […]

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Back-to-school tips

School starts for all students on August 31 in the Milford School District With primary orientations slated for next week, many parents are wondering what steps they need to take to prepare their child for the start of the school year. Evelyn I. Morris Early Childhood Center will hold their orientation on Monday, August 29 […]

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Eye-catching architect’s view of Kent leaves lasting, loving legacy

Sarah Bond reviews a unique exhibition and book showing different views of “Buildings in Kent” in honor of the late architect, artist and author Roger FitzGerald. They both launch at the Grierson Galleries in Cranbrook on September 17 and will fulfill his dying wish… Architect Roger FitzGerald, who sadly died in Tunbridge Wells Hospital last […]

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Best hotels in Kent 2022: where to stay for cultural and coastal walks

Home to 240km of varied coastline, historic towns, trendy seaside towns and more medieval pubs than you can drink up, there’s more to Kent than you might think. Aside from beaches (take your pick of sand, pebble or stone), mighty cathedrals and whimsical castles, the lush Garden of England has gained traction among foodies for […]

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Review: “Fox Creek”, by William Kent Krueger | app

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Eurostar will not stop at Kent stations for ‘two or three years’

Eurostar will not resume services from Britain’s Ebbsfleet and Ashford International stations for “another two or three years”. The international rail operator halted calls at the two Kent stations in March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, and later that year Eurostar announced that its services would not stop at Ebbsfleet or Ashford before […]

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Protesters against Kent ticket office closures march through Gillingham

Protesters gathered against government plans to close railway ticket offices in Kent. The Medway Trades Union Council and the RMT Union staged a march in Gillingham against the closures. Crowds gathered at the Gillingham War Memorial at 12.15pm today and marched with flags and banners along the High Street to the station at 12.30pm. The […]

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Arriva bus drivers across Kent vote for pay strike

Arriva bus drivers across Kent have voted to strike, leaving the possibility of passengers being stranded without services. The Unite union voted around 800 of its members at depots in Gillingham, Maidstone, Gravesend and Tunbridge Wells, as well as staff at its depots in Colchester, Harlow and Southend-on-Sea in Essex, after their arrival offered a […]

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Construction increases for the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Construction is increasing on the Refinery, a commercial conversion and expansion of the 140-year-old Domino Sugar Refinery located at 292 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and developed by Two Trees, the $250 million project will convert the former manufacturing plant into a modern office complex while preserving […]

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Public toilets are coming to Milford town center

Possible locations for new toilets in Milford town center Two interns from the University of Delaware presented information on two public restrooms planned for downtown. The presentation was the result of several public meetings where residents and businesses were able to give their opinions on the location, size and style of public restrooms. “The purpose […]

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40 Under Forty 2022: Joel Kent

To say that education played an important role in Kent’s life would be an understatement. With Fontaine Bros., which brought in $262 million in revenue in 2021, Kent oversaw more than 1 million square feet of new public school construction in Massachusetts. But his roots in education run deeper, having worked at Worcester’s Nativity School […]

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Medved: ‘Washington GOP is in trouble’ after Kent primary victory

While Joe Kent’s major victory in Washington’s Third District over six-term incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler was celebrated by many conservatives, Michael Medved, New York Times bestselling author and current host of The Michael Medved Show on KTTH believes this only puts the Republican party at risk across the state. “I think most people of conscience […]

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Rail strikes close majority of Kent stations as South East warns to ‘only travel if absolutely necessary’

Rail services in many parts of the county will be at a standstill again today as the strike causes huge disruption to much of the network. Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) and Unite are standing down for 24 hours, affecting Network Rail and […]

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PARTA launches ‘Polly the Trolley’ bus in Kent

The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority plans to have three trolleybuses in service this year, with four more to come in 2023-2024. KENT, Ohio – A new mode of transportation with a classic twist is up and running in Portage County. In Kent on Friday, the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) held a ribbon-cutting […]

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Sound Transit Link expansion projects face delays

The Federal Way Link extension is one of four Sound Transit projects facing delays due to construction issues, according to a new report provided Thursday to the Sound Transit Board System Expansion Committee. These delays push back the scheduled opening dates for the East Link, Lynnwood, Federal Way and Downtown Redmond Link Extension routes. According […]

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‘Reckless’ bus cuts in Kent postponed after Tory rebellion

Plans to cut dozens of bus services in Kent have been postponed after a Tory rebellion. Earlier this year, Kent County Council agreed to scrap 38 subsidized trips across the county in October. Bus Arriva at Millennium Way Sheerness. Photo: John Nurden (58719112) Their ‘reckless’ decision was summoned by opposition councilors to be debated in […]

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Wisconsin Labor District Council: Announcing Kent Miller as President/Business Manager

DeForest, WI – The Wisconsin Labourers’ District Council today announced the appointment of Kent Miller as President/Commercial Director. Mr. Miller was selected by the Wisconsin Labourers’ District Council Board of Directors to complete the term of current President/Business Director John Schmitt, who will retire on August 31, 2022. Kent Miller is a third generation member […]

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Thunderstorms, rain and flooding return to county after heatwave

Bad weather has returned to the county after a scorching heat wave and sun – and things could get worse today. Kent is preparing to be battered by high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms later. Thunderstorms were forecast for Kent today It comes after residents of the county experienced temperatures near 40 degrees over the […]

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Three weeks of weekday lane reductions on I-5 in Kent begin September 8

Night travelers on Interstate 5 between Military Road and State Route 516 (Kent-Des Moines Road) in the Kent Region should be aware of roadworks that will require lane reductions on weekdays, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, September 8 2022, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced. Travelers should anticipate lane reductions on one-mile stretches between […]

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Opening of the “INTERPLAY” exhibition in Kent

Art at the Kent presents “INTERPLAY”, a thoughtful exploration of diverse creations that illuminate time, memory and personal history. Twenty contemporary Vermont artists express themselves in paintings, prints, photographs, and works of metal, glass, fiber, and wood. Art at the Kent hosts a lively conversation between these artists, their work and the unforgettable historic buildings […]

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Kent Film Foundation’s bid to take over Granville Cinema rejected – Reuters

What future for the Théâtre de Granville? Photo Frank Leppard A community bid to take over the Granville Cinema in Ramsgate submitted by the Kent Film Foundation was unsuccessful. Correspondence received by KFF today (August 16) indicates that “the proposal was not selected to proceed with the panel”. Full ownership of the building is with […]

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Redrow acquires Kent sites for 987 new homes in Rainham and Manston

A developer has bought two new sites in Kent to build nearly 1,000 new homes. Redrow has completed the sale on Manston Green, near Thanet Airfield where it has already secured clearance for up to 785 homes, and Manor Court in Rainham for a further 200 properties. A typical Redrow street in a nearby development […]

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Redrow acquires two sites in Kent with combined GDV over £360m – Show House

Redrow has officially acquired two new sites in Kent; a 93 acre site on the outskirts of Ramsgate in Thanet and a 23 acre site in Rainham. The two sites have a preliminary deal for up to 987 homes, with a combined gross development value of £369million. Manston Green in Thanet has secured a preliminary […]

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New driving fitness scheme launched in Kent as ‘alternative to a fine or prosecution’

People involved in an accident who could have been fined or prosecuted are now offered an alternative. A driving fitness program was launched today by Kent Police and South East DriveAbility (SED), a clinical service run by a consultant occupational therapist based in Aylesford. Left to right: Gordon McIntyre of SED Driver Maintenance, Superintendent Angie […]

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Travel website On the Beach reveals top holiday destinations for people in Kent

We may be enjoying record-breaking heat and sunshine at home this summer, but that hasn’t stopped millions of Britons heading abroad. Thousands of families from across Kent have joined the big jet-away – the first real mass exodus since before the pandemic. Curious to find out where people were heading, KentOnline spoke to travel experts […]

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South East Water Kent garden hose ban: everything you need to know

A temporary garden hose ban will come into effect in Dartford on Friday following extreme weather conditions across the UK. The restriction on the use of garden hoses and sprinklers was announced by South East Water on August 3. The water supply company said the restriction will come into effect in Kent and Sussex from […]

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Kent man sentenced for flying plane without license

A Kent man has been sentenced in federal court to probation for flying an aircraft without a licence. After:Streetsboro man, 69, allegedly beaten with fists, metal pipe; accused neighbor Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. of the U.S. Court for the Sixth District in the Northern District of Ohio sentenced 72-year-old Delbert Garfield Stewart to two years […]

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PARTA is planning a new tram service in Kent town center | New

Updated: 5:25 p.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Visitors to downtown Kent and other areas of Portage County will soon be able to travel in a more nostalgic way. The Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority (PARTA) is launching new streetcar service starting Aug. 19, officials said in a news release Wednesday. Initially, trolleybuses will ferry passengers […]

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Tributes paid to ‘beloved’ Kent journalist Carol Davies

Journalists, friends and family have paid tribute to former Kent editor Carol Davies who died after a battle with cancer. She was 73 years old. Carol had worked as editor of the free Canterbury Adscene series and its paid-for sister papers, the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Times, before joining the Kent Messenger Group in […]

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Essex Eagles v Kent Spitfires

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 The Essex Eagles are hoping to stand out in the Royal London Cup this Thursday, with the Kent Spitfires making the trip over the River Thames to the Cloud County Ground. Anthony McGrath’s side are still looking for their first 50-game win of the campaign, after a washout against […]

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King County officials reflect on Health Through Housing criticisms and goals

Front of Silver Cloud Inn purchased in Redmond to serve as permanent supportive housing as part of the county’s Health Through Housing initiative. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing Nearly two years into the implementation of the Health Through Housing initiative, King County officials remain steadfast in their Housing First approach to the area’s homelessness crisis. […]

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Speed ​​cameras are coming to New Kent school zones – ​​Daily Press

NEW KENT — Speed ​​cameras will soon be installed in school zones across New Kent County to help reduce the problem of motorists speeding. The supervisory board voted unanimously on Monday to approve the use of the cameras. The cameras would automatically impose $100 civil penalties on owners of vehicles caught driving more than 10 […]

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Housing Notes: Ambitious Developments in Kent, Everett and Seattle

A rendering of the new Bryant Manor, seen from the corner of Yesler Way and 19th Avenue E in Seattle. (Credit: First AME Housing) This edition of Housing Notes will explore some particularly ambitious projects underway in the Puget Sound area. It’s also worth noting for starters that some indicators suggest that the housing market […]

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Sittingbourne dad slams Kent County Council for ‘sexist’ policy which targets estranged fathers

A father has slammed a council’s policy as sexist after learning he was unlikely to get help getting his son to a special school. John Corley-Greenaway lives in Great Easthall, Sittingbourne, with his 11-year-old Milo, his partner Danielle and their four other children. Milo spends half of his time with his father and the other […]

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Upcoming Changes for Northbound I-5 Access to SR 516 in Kent

A change is underway for northbound I-5 travelers exiting to westbound SR 516 / Kent-Des Moines Road, the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday, August 8, 2022. At approximately 3:30 a.m. this Tuesday, August 9, drivers will begin using a single exit ramp that leads to both eastbound and westbound SR 516. For many […]

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Kent City Council approves $4.1 million bid for 76th Avenue South

By Sarah Brusig The Kent City Council meeting on Tuesday August 2, 2022 opened at around 5pm with an abbreviated agenda due to national night. In attendance were Kent Mayor Dana Ralph, Kent City Council Speaker Bill Boyce and Council Members Brenda Fincher, Satwinder Kaur, Marli Larimer, Zandria Michaud and Council Member Les Thomas and […]

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Kent sees its downtown as a “destination”. New sidewalks could be even more ‘invigorating’

KENT – Crews have been on the streets of Kent all week as construction of the town’s streetscape project has begun. The approximately $3 million project, which involves replacing approximately 11,000 linear feet of sidewalks in the city, took 14 years to complete. The work is expected to be completed in approximately 180 days. Kent […]

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Bakerloo: London Underground line could be extended to Kent

The extension would lead to Lewisham, via New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road, with the aim of improving transport links to the south east. Now the plans have been given a boost after receiving a project funding package last month. Currently the furthest station on the Bakerloo line is Elephant and Castle, but development […]

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London Underground’s Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent

London Underground’s Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent (Canva/Google Maps) Transport for London has announced that it is considering extending the Bakerloo line, with the possibility of the line reaching Kent. The extension would lead to Lewisham, via New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road, with the aim of improving transport links to the […]

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Kent County voters embrace senior mileage renewal

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Voters overwhelmingly passed a Kent County Senior Millage renewal proposal on Tuesday, August 2. Unofficial primary election results from the Kent County Clerk’s Office showed 95,064 voted yes and 39,400 voted no on the ballot proposal. The Kent County Elderly Services mileage request was to maintain the current mileage rate of […]

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County Council offers free trees to plant in Kent – ​​The Isle Of Thanet News

KCC wants to plant thousands of trees Kent County Council (KCC) is inviting applications for free trees to meet its target of 1.5 million more trees to be planted in the county. The council has launched a series of pilot projects under the Trees Outside Woodland program which is developing new, sustainable ways to increase […]

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Bakerloo line could be extended to Kent

Traveling in South East London is supposed to be quite a hassle. North Londoners are sure that beyond Borough Market lies an arid wasteland dotted with Morley’s until you come to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the scenic Greenwich River, where you can retreat your gas mask. South Londoners swear it’s not so bad. […]

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State Attorney General Opposes PES Rate Increase Request

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Public Counsel Unit is challenging proposed rate increases by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) beginning in January 2023. “Families in Washington are struggling right now,” Ferguson said in an August 1 press release. “They don’t need higher utility bills than absolutely necessary.” The public council unit filed testimony against the hike […]

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A remarkable Gothic-style Victorian mansion in Kent with expertly designed interiors

Lewins is a spectacular mansion in the village of Crockham Hill, with stylish interiors that are modern, yet very much in keeping with the property’s origins. Penny Churchill takes a look. The renovation of Grade II listed Lewins in Crockham Hill, 10km from Sevenoaks, Kent, was a labor of love for interior designer Ashton Taylor […]