Some boaters rocked by change in tax assessments
The Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue has changed the way the county identifies and assesses value to some 5,000 boats. Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes explained that the previous methodology was outdated and relied on taxpayers’ self-reporting and marina records. Now, the county is using state Department of... Read more
Dupler to retire from county
After 28 years, Chesterfield County’s deputy administrator for community development William “Bill” Dupler is retiring. He announced his plans to retire at last month’s Board of Supervisors work session. Dupler has served as deputy county administrator since April 2010. His last day will be Sept. 30. “I am grateful... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more
Private water sources like wells and springs are unregulated in Virginia, but Chesterfield County is offering homeowners an affordable opportunity to find out what’s in their water. Chesterfield’s Cooperative Extension Office is offering confidential water testing and education through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program. Water sample kits are... Read more
County utilizing mobile playground unit
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation recently used a $30,000 grant to purchase a mobile playground unit. The unit was delivered Aug. 5 and was used the next day during National Night Out at Bensley Park. The play space grant was provided by the National Recreation and Park Association and... Read more
The Chesterfield Health District is investigating an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Since May 1, there have been 11 confirmed cases among older adults and persons with medical conditions. Legionella bacteria has been found at the U.S. Defense Supply Center, Falling Creek Middle School, Reynolds... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more
60th wedding anniversary
Dale and Earl “Wimpy” Knapp will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 17. The couple have lived in Chesterfield since the early 1960s. Their children are: Debbie Bragg, Susan Knapp and Cliff Knapp. Read more
VN celebrates a birthday
Cliff and Sally Noe and Mary and Bryan Schiano are pictured with Jo Noe, who celebrated her 90th birthday at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently. Read more
VN celebrates a wedding
Chester native Kelly Breakall got married this summer and moved to India with her husband, Ashish Bharti. The couple is pictured above in Ghaziabad, India, near New Delhi. Read more