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Maidstone’s mum is desperate for Kent County Council to place her autistic daughter at Sussex boarding school

A mother fears she will have to place her autistic daughter into the foster care system if she cannot place her in a specialist boarding school. Liz Lindenbauer is in desperate need of help from Kent County Council (KCC) to place 10-year-old Eva, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), at Sussex Institution. The 34-year-old Maidstone […]

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Kent County Transport Study cites need to preserve industrial sites with rail access

The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has approved the final document of the Rail Corridor Industrial Land Use Study. The study highlights the need to keep properties with potential for rail access available for industrial development. Linda Parkowski, Executive Director of the Kent Economic Partnership and Choose Central Delaware, said, “The rail study will raise […]

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The Truth About Waste as an Important Energy Source | brunell

If you live in Spokane, you know of its waste-to-energy facility, which burns up to 800 tons of solid waste per day and can generate 22 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 13,000 homes. It is part of Spokane’s overall system that encourages recycling and waste reduction as well as electricity generation. But what about […]

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World’s Finest’s Twist Is Superman and Rebirth’s Jon Kent

The latest issue of the Superman and Batman series, The best in the world, tackles the origins of Superman with a multiversal touch. With his newest character, Boy Thunder, the story introduced a new, but short-lived sidekick from Superman’s past. However, his origins don’t just mirror those of Man of Steel, thanks to DC Rebirth […]

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09/22/2022 | Seahawks suffer first loss to Kent Island

On the weather, Oceans Calling Festival says “will not make any calls until daylight each day” OCEAN CITY — Despite potential bad weather over at least two days of the inaugural Oceans Calling Music Festival scheduled for this weekend, organizers said this week that the event is rain or shine and all decisions will be […]

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‘It kept me alive’: Kentians rely on free Walnut Park Farmer’s Market

For the past seven months, on Friday afternoons, residents of the Walnut Park area of ​​Kent have been able to buy fresh produce and dry goods at an open-air market. And everything is free. The Walnut Park Market is one of four free mobile markets in South King County operated by the non-profit organization FareStart. […]

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Kent School District looking to hire bus drivers for 2022-23

Kent School District (KSD) is looking to hire approximately 10-15 additional bus drivers for the 2022-23 school year. The District Transportation Team will be hosting an open house from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 at the Transportation Building, 25403 SE 253rd Pl. The Transportation Team will be answering questions and conducting interviews with bus […]

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Operation soldiers have your backpack gifts

As the Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and other state agencies work with the Delaware State Police to promote traffic safety, they also support our community outreach efforts. Pam Lilly, assistant director of community relations for DelDOT, was kind enough to coordinate many places statewide where donors could drop off school supplies. Delaware State Police can […]

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Mike Kent – Lakeland Calendar

Black Press Media is reaching out to all candidates running for Peachland Council in the 2022 mayoral election, asking for their response to three specific community issues, along with a fun question. Responses will be posted in the order in which they are received. Mike Kent – ​​council candidate If elected, how do you think […]

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CAMX 2022 Exhibit Preview: Kent Pultrusion

Photo credit: Kent Pultrusion LLC Kent Pultrusion LLC (Kent, Ohio, USA) – a division of MNM Mfg. Inc. (Compton, CA, USA) – designs and builds the fully electric Kent ServoPul Machine Technology, with over 25 installations over the past few years. Kent says the ServoPul stands out from other pultrusion machines because all hydraulics have […]

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Donations pour in for charities in Chatham-Kent, Terry Fox Runs

By Matt Weverink September 19, 2022 10:57 a.m. It appears Chatham-Kent residents were in a generous mood over the weekend. First, on Friday, the 100 Men Who Care Chatham-Kent donated $10,600 to the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation. Then the Grand Parade in Chatham on Saturday ended up raising around $25,860 – eclipsing its goal of raising […]

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IN PICTURES: The Queen’s visits to East Kent

MEMORABILIA FUND: The Queen has made more than 40 official visits to Kent As the nation prepares for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, InYourArea has compiled photos and videos of visits she made to East Kent and the lives she touched. During her long reign, the Queen visited the county many times […]

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Will real estate prices ever drop? And where in Kent has seen the biggest price increases over the years?

As house prices continue to soar, can you guess which district of Kent has seen the fastest house price growth over the past 26 years? The answer might surprise you. But before we get to that, earlier this week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures which revealed the average house value in England […]

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A new look at the bustling corner of Kent where REI once stood

There’s a whole new look to the oft-seen northwest corner of 68th Avenue South and 228th Street South in Kent that REI’s former headquarters dominated for 32 years. Chicago-based Bridge Development Partners purchased the former REI property along the busy West Valley Highway in 2020, demolished all four buildings in 2021 and earlier this year […]

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Gilberts: Pioneer life in Kent County was never easy

Breadcrumb Links Opinion Column Dr. TK Holmes, one of Chatham’s first doctors and the first president of the Kent Historical Society, said in a 1930s article that by 1800 there were probably no more than 20 families living in the area known as Kent County. Handout Content of the article Dr. TK Holmes, one of […]

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Kent GP says if given the choice it would stay open ahead of Queen’s state funeral on a public holiday

A Medway GP has explained why practices will be closed on this Bank Holiday Monday due to the Queen’s funeral – even though he prefers to remain open. Dr Julian Spinks said his practice will be one of many to close, but measures have been put in place for those in need of urgent medical […]

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State grant for solar panels at Kent Senior Center

Kent will get its first solar installation at a municipal facility after the state Department of Commerce awarded an $84,760 grant to fund the project at the city’s Kent Senior Activity Center. The state Department of Commerce announced $1.4 million in grants to state and local government agencies to install solar panels in public buildings […]

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Leaders celebrate the start of construction of the SR 18/I-90 interchange

As cars pass on adjacent State Route 18, Snoqualmie Tribe President Robert de los Angeles asks the public for a moment of silence to remember those whose lives were lost on the road. Standing on gravel ground just south of Snoqualmie Ridge, de los Angeles is joined by Governor Jay Inslee and almost every elected […]

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DelDOT projects discussed by the board

City Council discussed several DelDOT projects, including repairs to the Mispillion Bridge and a request that DelDOT conduct a study again to determine if a bypass from Routes 113 to Route 1 was feasible. Milford City Council discussed several upcoming DelDOT projects, including a request for the state agency to reconsider the possibility of a […]

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Motion aims to improve public transit in Chatham-Kent

Content of the article A South Kent councilor hopes a recent motion will help bring about improvements to municipal transit for users. Content of the article Com. Clare Latimer presented the accepted motion at Monday’s meeting requesting that a report be presented at the start of the next term regarding recent steps taken to improve […]

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Boeing plans to stay in Kent but its presence remains smaller

Boeing plans to continue operating in Kent, including sensitive US Department of Defense contract work, but the company’s presence in the town has shrunk significantly over the years with fewer staff and fewer facilities. The aerospace company made a huge impact when it opened the Boeing Space Center in Kent in 1964. As many as […]

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Kent BANS e-scooters after two-year trial: Advisers reject call to extend pilot scheme

E-scooters in Kent will be removed from the roads after a two-year trial with advisers stepping in before ‘anyone is seriously injured’. The electric scooter pilot scheme, launched in Canterbury, Kent, in November 2020 for a first year has been extended twice despite fears for public safety. Kent County Council has now rejected an offer […]

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Ornge Ground Ambulance Base Chatham-Kent Now Permanent

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Ornge critical care paramedic Andrew Whittemore reviews a patient’s details before the person is taken to a hospital in Windsor. Ellwood Shreve/Postmedia Content of the article Ornge veteran paramedics Andrew Whittemore and Matt Laverty are trained to provide patient care in planes or helicopters, but these days they operate on […]

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Tessa swaps GXO facility in Kent for Kampala with Transaid

Tessa Wilson, a management graduate with GXO UK and Ireland, has started a six-month secondment as project officer for the second phase of Transaid’s professional driver training project in Uganda, helping the country respond to the Huge Increase in Demand for Heavy Duty Trucks and PSV Drivers. The appointment sees Tessa swapping her previous placement […]

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Chatham-Kent is home to Ornge’s permanent ambulance base

Breadcrumb Links New Local News Matt Laverty, left, an advanced care paramedic, and Andrew Whittemore, an intensive care paramedic, are seen here transferring a patient to London Hospital to be treated for a heart condition. They are part of the team working from the now permanent Critical Care Land Ambulance base in Chatham-Kent. PHOTO Ellwood […]

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Grimes County man charged in April 2021 mass shooting at Kent Moore labs tells trial judge he ‘never gave consent to be detained’ – Reuters

Screenshot of a Brazos County District Court document. The Grimes County man charged with the April 2021 mass shooting at the Kent Moore Closets in Bryan and shooting a DPS soldier near Iola has released a nine-page statement of innocence. Larry Bollin’s letter demands that the trial judge dismiss the murder charge and that he […]

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Community health workers to help victims of domestic violence in Kent and Sussex counties

DELAWARE — Victims of domestic violence in Kent and Sussex counties have more help along the way. On Tuesday, the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) announced the expansion of its Domestic Violence Community health worker project. Expand the project “For very many victims of domestic violence, the first responder is not the police. He’s […]

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Kent School District could face strike by janitors and maintenance workers

A union of nearly 200 janitors and maintenance workers has voted to strike Kent School District (KSD) if a new contract agreement cannot be reached. As with the striking teachers, district leaders have yet to agree terms with the Washington American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, which represents custodial workers, janitors and several other positions. […]

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GXO graduate trades Kent for Kampala

Tessa Wilson, a management graduate with GXO UK and Ireland, has started a six-month secondment as project officer for the second phase of Transaid’s professional driver training project in Uganda, helping the country respond to the Huge Increase in Demand for HGVs and PSV Drivers. The appointment sees Tessa swapping her previous placement at a […]

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Kent Brewery hailed as Brexit ‘export champion’ still has a European customer | Brexit

A Kent brewery chosen to help champion export opportunities for the government after Brexit has revealed cumbersome customs checks and red tape have left it with just one customer remaining in the EU. The Old Dairy Brewery in Kent – a Department for International Trade export champion for the South East – appeared in a […]

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Stroud residents win fight over potholes where Prince Micheal of Kent lived

NEIGHBORS fought successfully to get their road repaired after municipal contractors abandoned work last year. Residents of Claypits Lane, near Thrupp, have been lobbying Gloucestershire County Council over the state of their road for more than a decade. Some locals say the road has been “terribly neglected” since the Queen’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, […]

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Arriva bus drivers in Kent set to strike, affecting bus times in Maidstone, Medway, Gravesend and Tunbridge Wells

Arriva bus drivers will go on strike, affecting dozens of services across the county next week. The strike is the first of four days of walkouts planned after 600 members of the Unite union in Kent voted in favor of industrial action over a pay dispute. Arriva bus drivers will go on strike on Monday […]

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Bus cuts in Kent will cause ‘absolute chaos’ in schools, warn parents and teachers

Parents and teachers are warning that proposed cuts on Kent bus services will cause ‘absolute chaos’ for children trying to get to school. This week a huge group of protesters gathered in Shepherdswell, near Dover, one of the potentially affected areas. A mass of residents gather in Mill Lane,Shepherdswell, to protest against the proposed cuts. […]

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Day 6 of the Kent teachers’ strike: no school on Thursday September 1

As the teachers’ strike enters its sixth day on Thursday, September 1, their union leaders and local residents continue to show their frustration at the lack of a contractual agreement or even any movement with Kent School District negotiators. . There have been 10 days of little to no movement from the district, a spokesman […]

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

“Fox Creek” by William Kent Krueger; Atria Books (400 pages, $28) × This page requires JavaScript. Javascript is required for you to play premium content. Please enable it in your browser settings. kAm———k^Am kAm%[email protected]=6 92D C6EFC?65 — [email protected] E96 `hE9 E:>6P — [email protected] E96 [email protected]? |:[email protected] [email protected]? @7 [email protected][ [email protected]=2E:@? b[f__] %92EVD 2 [email protected] @7 […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]