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Police blotter

CARRIAGEWAY LN 3/15 Meadowbrook Farms. Suspect/s attempted to gain entry through a locked rear door. Entry to the residence was not gained and at this time nothing has been reported stolen.

Weekly calendar

Wednesday, March 21
The Shepherd Center of Chesterfield Spring Adventures in Learning classes continue.  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Chester Baptist Church.  School St.  For more information call 706-6689 or email

American Red Cross Web of Hope Knit/crochet classes.  10 a.m.  Chester Baptist Church, School St.  Details:  Angela Guastella at 530-0871 or Linda Southward at 779-3453.

Playing the blues not living them

What’s your definition of fun? Work? Sports? Reading? Music? Most of you will pass on work, not many men will pass on sports, many will eliminate reading, but who would ever say music isn’t fun. Unless it William Hung of American Idol fame.

Chesterfield police and ICE team to seize illegal cash

The Chesterfield County Police Department was granted approval from the Board of Supervisors last week to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) to allow Police Chief Col. Terry Dupuis to submit the MOU on behalf of the County.

Iron Mill wants change to wetlands designation

Iron Mill, an under construction development just east of Chester proper, has applied for a tentative subdivision plan that could force Wilton Family Investments to work with about a quarter of the building space it now has.

Water/sewer rates could increase with new budget

Basic utilities prices for the average homeowner could go up in July if the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (BOS) votes to increase them on March 28 as part of the 2013 annual budget. A public hearing is to be held on March 14 to get public input on the changes.

High-speed rail legislation works through Assembly

As the 2012 Virginia General Assembly session nears its schedule end date, but not its expected end date, the budget bills which include the money for Virginia’s Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund (IPROC) and the Commonwealth’s Regional Trains, are stalled in the Virginia Senate.

Volunteers to hold fund raiser for cancer fund

Frank McDavid was simply a man; yet he was an important man in the scheme of a little program called the Virginia Cancer Patient Fund (VCPF.)