Monday, October 29, 2012
Send your letters to the editor via email to editor Matt Fredmonsky at Matt.Fredmonsky@Patch.com
Kent Environmental Council (KEC) supports the passage of Issue 11 on Nov. 6, and urges Kent citizens to do the same. Issue 11 asks voters to make an investment in their safety services by approving a 0.25 percent income tax levy that would generate about $1.3 million annually. This revenue will go to capital improvements only, not operating expenses or maintenance. Built in 1924, the 88-year-old building has had several additions and repairs made as the need for city services grew. KEC members who toured the building on Sept. 29 saw where a section of roof had collapsed in 2010, leading to an expensive repair. They also saw an aging building that is not compliant with many state-mandated standards and the federal Americans with …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Kent elementary building in the running for Glidden-sponsored paint makeover
Kent parents have until Oct. 26 to vote for Franklin Elementary School to receive a paint makeover courtesy of Glidden. The school is one of five finalists Glidden Paint selected out of several hundred nominations for Glidden's "Colorful Classrooms Contest." Glidden received more than 320 nominations from schools in 43 states. If Franklin Elementary wins, the school could get up to 200 gallons of paint applied to walls inside the building completely free of charge. As of 2 p.m. Tuesday the school was leading the voting with 33.21 percent of votes. Click here to cast your vote.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Vote for the biggest news story to happen in Kent in the past year
Our poll is composed of stories that were the most-read on the site in the past year and from suggestions given to us from you, the readers. There's so much news happening in Kent this year that it was hard to pick just a few options for our poll. If we missed a story you think should have been included, tell us what the story was and add it in our comments section below. So, what do you think was the biggest news story to break in Kent for the past year...