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Police Blotter: May 26, 2010

BROADWATER WY 5/20 Broadwater Townhouses. The victim’s residence was entered by unknown means. The interior of the residence was disturbed and a point of exit was obvious at the rear of the residence. At the time of the report, it was unknown whether anything had been stolen.

Calendar: May 26 - June 3, 2010

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Revitalizing Jeff Davis: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling helps introduce Route 1 project, website

Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling’s message to the crowd at the historic Half Way House Restaurant on Route 1 last week was simple.

High-speed rail just around the bend?

High-speed trains will be passing through Chester in a few years. They won’t stop here, but those who live along the CSX tracks will be impacted. What type of impact to expect is what representatives from Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Southeast High Speed Rail Association (SHSRA) will discuss during a special meeting in Chester on Thursday, May 27 at the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation headquarters on Centre Street, opposite the Chester Library, at 7 p.m.

Storm swamps HOG, but hosts persevere

A storm cloud rumbled in the distance as the Chester Rotary Club’s annual HOG (Happening on the Green) event opened last Wednesday afternoon on the Chester Village Green in Chester.

New feature puts county maps at residents’ fingertips

Though the county’s new online-mapping and aerial-photography feature on will save staff time, achieving that goal was secondary.

Construction at airport complete

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, the Chesterfield County Airport Advisory Board and U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes recently announced the completion of major improvements to the Chesterfield County Airport’s northern terminal area and renovation of its taxiway system, according to a county press release.

MOPS enjoy a Spa Day in May

Two-year Chester resident Kris Kurth loves living in Chester. “I like the small town feel,” she said. One of the first things she did when her family relocated from Wisconsin was to find the nearest MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers – organization.