The Kent Fountain can not be reassembled

LANCASTER — The Kent Fountain can not be reassembled. The 130-year-old fountain was damaged beyond repair after a car accident last month and will have to be replaced. The town’s insurance provider, Primex, made the determination following an in-person inspection last week. “It is felt we won’t be able to repair it,” Town Manager Ben Gaetjens-Oleson told the Select Board on Monday. The town will submit a price estimate for fountain replacement to Primex at a later date. The historic granite fountain was toppled in a single-vehicle crash on March 20 and the pieces are being stored on pallets at the town sandpit. Located outside of the post office, it was given to the town by the sons of the late Richard Kent, a downtown merchant and general store owner for nearly 60 years.

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