April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus camera contractor was target of bribery probe

County says firm’s past not a concern

A year before it was selected to administer a pilot program for Chesterfield County Public Schools, an Arizona-based company found itself at the center of a bribery scandal related to the procurement of a lucrative contract with the city of Chicago. More...

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County gets federal funds for road construction

Chesterfield County will receive $5.5 million in funding for road construction next year, and about $32.5 million over the next six years, in the latest distribution of federal highway dollars by a regional organization. More...

Crime Watch

Residents have run-ins with would-be burglars

Two county residents, though minding their own business at home, had close encounters of the criminal kind recently: More...

Loose Ends

Ouch – spring has arrived

I didn’t know spring could be so painful. I know I am getting payback from a long, sedentary winter, but I have been going to the gym. The problem with exercises at the gym is that they aren’t really targeted for gardening. More...

Could no tax hike hurt county more?

County’s creditworthiness may take hit

Members of the Board of Supervisors are now considering passing a budget for next year without an increase in the property tax rate, but it’s likely to require making some painful cuts once again. More...

Shop and Go

Zoë Bennett, 2, and her father Zee Bennett take a spin Saturday afternoon at Chesterfield Towne Center’s spring carnival. The carnival, located in the parking lot near Garden Ridge, runs through April 25. More...

News

RaceTrac pulls its proposal for giant Midlo gas station

A group of determined Midlothian residents appears to have thwarted a petroleum company’s plans to build a gas station and convenience center near the intersection of U.S. Route 60 and state Route 288. More...

Overall, crime continues to drop, police report

The number of serious crimes in the county has fallen for the sixth year in a row, according to statistics provided by the Chesterfield Police Department. More...

Celebrate Earth Day at Rockwood Nature Center

Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation will hold an Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 22, 6-9 p.m., at Rockwood Nature Center. More...

Family

Field of dreams

Seven years later, field named after Thomas Dale grad

Time has passed much faster than Greg Gwaltney could have imagined. More...

Opinions

Letters

County wastes tax dollars ‘entertaining’ seniors As tax hikes and fee increases are becoming inevitable to balance the Chesterfield County budget for 2015, I increasingly wonder where, when and how it became legal and acceptable for taxp More...

Calendar

Happy Earth Day!

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Calendar

Thursday, April 17 Rotary Club of Brandermill weekly meeting, 7:30 a.m., Brandermill Country Club, 3700 Brandermill Parkway, Midlothian. brandermillrotary.org. More...

What’s happening Elsewhere

Thursday, April 17 2nd Annual Coaches’ Cook-Off: Smart vs. Mooney, 6-9 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. More...