For the past couple of evenings from 8 to 8:02pm, Kent First Selectman Jean Speck has started a nightly community bell ringing. South Windsor started this a couple of weeks ago, and when she heard about it, it spoke to her. Churches in Kent, the schools, and even a couple of car horns joined in last night. Speck says it's given her a sense of true community spirit; letting neighbors know they're still close by despite the social distancing. The Kent Emergency Operations Center, located at Town Hall, has expanded its hours to 9am to 5pm. The Welcome Center, all Town buildings, Kent Memorial Library, and the Firehouse remain closed to the public.