March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

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News Briefs

Body found off Jeff Davis

Police are investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found in a wooded area behind the Home Depot store on Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester. More...

Crime Watch

Daytime burglars hit homes in Meadowdale

The Meadowdale neighborhood near the Hopkins Road/Chippenham Parkway interchange was the scene of a pair of daylight burglaries on a recent morning: More...

The Pleasure of Life

Globetrotters

Have travel plans? Email a high-resolution photo of your travels with the Chesterfield Observer to travelphotos@LocalNewsLLC.com, and we may just publish your photo, too. More...

Traveling with the Observer

Have travel plans? Email a high-resolution photo of your travels with the Chesterfield Observer to travelphotos@LocalNewsLLC.com, and we may just publish your photo, too. More...

Calendar

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Thursday, March 26 More...

In the Spotlight

Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Tuesday, March 31, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, March 26 More...

Poverty pay: a solution for retaining teachers?

Supervisor pitches pay hike at struggling schools

A member of the Board of Supervisors has a plan to address the growing poverty problem in county schools. More...

News

Developers offer stormwater credits for reduced proffers

The backers of a proposed apartment complex off Iron Bridge Road are offering to help the county meet costly federally mandated standards for stormwater pollution in return for a reduced cash proffer amount, but it’s an offer the county may not More...

Grass Roots program returns

Cooperative Extension’s Grass Roots program is back and open through June. The annual program provides county residents an opportunity to learn about and remedy problems specific to their yards. More...

After damning schools audit, officials to weigh private fix

In the coming weeks, a subcommittee composed of members of the Board of Supervisors and School Board will consider whether Chesterfield County Public Schools should hire a private contractor to manage school-related construction projects. More...

Loose Ends

Aging in plain sight

This is the moisturizer decade for me. It doesn’t really work – that is, I haven’t noticed that I have fewer wrinkles than I had last year despite daily use and even changing brands. But I can’t take a chance. More...

Opinions

Parents can help schools, if they’d listen

I think it’s important for people to know that as a parent dealing with situations in the Chesterfield County school system, there seems to be a culture of a “Daddy knows best” attitude. More...

Plenty of waste in school system

As a citizen and employee of Chesterfield County, I am concerned about the school budget and tax rate. More...

Custodians do more than clean

As a retired schoolteacher at a Chesterfield County middle school, I can state unequivocally that the recent School Board policy of outsourcing custodial work is a bad idea. My experience with custodians was very positive. More...

Sports

Rounding home

28 years later, Cosby coach still teaching

Over the course of 29 years as a high school baseball coach, Tim Lowery has seen his share of games halted prematurely by the mercy rule: According to Virginia High School League regulations, a game is stopped after five innings if one team leads ano More...

Real Estate Briefs

Planning Commission hopes to clean slate for new members

With at least two of the five seats on the Board of Supervisors slated to have new occupants next year, the Planning Commission is likely to see similar turnover – and current commission members are hoping to leave their successors a clean slat More...

Chesterfield County real estate transfers

BRM BATH 1/2 BATH SQ FT PRICE ASSESSED ESTRIDGE 5436 CLARIDGE DR 4111728$134,799$173,900 FAIRPINES 6624 W DENNY CT 3201252$122,500$135,100 More...