The Annual Town Budget Meeting is being held in Kent tonight. It will be a hybrid meeting, with two options to participate. The in-person attendees will gather in the large meeting room of town hall, while a Zoom virtual session runs concurrently. The proposed operating budget is little more than $4 million, there's $4.6 million proposed by the Board of Ed and the town's share of the Region 1 school budget is $2.5 million. First Selectman Jean Speck says the decision to offer a virtual portion was made after receiving feedback that not everyone is ready to attend in-person meetings yet. She believes it's a positive effort to get the widest participation as possible in town government. If more than one resident in a household is eligible to vote, they must be logged into the Zoom meeting with separate devices. Only one poll vote is allowed per device. The meeting is at 7pm.