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Regulated businesses get a break, others get more heat

Those who operate or conduct services such as massage clinics, nightclubs, adult businesses, precious metal dealers, solicitors, taxicabs and fortune tellers have had amendments to the rules that regulate the occupations.

Chesterfield comes that close to winning the big trophy

CBC’s Chesterfield team members discuss strategy with coach during Sunday’s final game. Chesterfield didn’t quite take home the big trophy but got as close as any team. Teams came to Chesterfield literally from around the world to compete for bragging rights in the world Pony League.

Conversation on history

It is not very often a piece of real estate in the old village of Chester comes on the market. They’re usually passed down from one generation to the next. When one does come along, history comes with it. This one particular acre-and-a-half has known at least four generations of the family who nurtured the land. It carries a love story of two sweethearts who lived in the cabin that sits on the top of the hill, at the corner of Percival and Gill streets.

After seven months of trying, Ironbridge Corner approved

After being considered by the planning commission twice, and the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) six times, the conditional use request by Ironbridge Corner LC to build up to 100 apartments at the corner of Ironbridge Parkway (in front of Arbor Landing) and Iron Bridge Road, the BOS approved the case on a four to one vote. Chairman Dan Gecker was the lone Supervisor to take a stand and continue it through from the first hearing to the final approval.

Proposed I-95 Tolls a Bad Deal for Communities

At times, local elected officials decide that tolling is the unpalatable but best option for their communities. Toll roads can fund the construction of new roadways. They can reduce commuter congestion. Revenue can be used to fund the maintenance of other local roads. And often toll roads can leverage private investment in public infrastructure.

Chester historical park and conservation area voted Richmond’s best

Readers of voted to select Henricus Historical Park and the Dutch Gap Conservation Area as the best local park for a 2012 “Bestie” award. “Besties” feature reader-favorite local venues in a variety of categories with the nominees selected by the editorial staff.

Technology park abuzz with activity

The Meadowville Technology Park in Enon is beginning to flower like crape myrtles in the summertime. That may be a bit of an overstatement but local and state economic development has been bringing in some major players, especially since the promise of a new interchange from Interstate 295 has been completed.

Holland helps shape national policies during NACo Annual Conference

The Honorable James M. “Jim” Holland joined 1,800 fellow county officials from across the country July 13-17 to adopt policies and share ideas to help lead the nation toward economic recovery during the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2012 Annual Conference and Exposition in Allegheny County/Pittsburgh.