Legionella was a hot topic during last week’s Chesterfield school board meeting, with board members Rob Thompson and Javaid Siddiqi asking pointed questions of two state Department of Health officials. Thirteen county residents have been diagnosed with a disease caused by Legionella bacteria this year, a state Health Department... Read more
A groundbreaking for the new $24.57 million Ettrick Elementary School was was held Monday, Oct. 7. Oyster Point Construction Co. of Newport News was awarded the contract. The total budget for the project is $27.1 million, including an estimated additional cost of $1 million for an expanded gymnasium. The... Read more
County, land trust announce sale of rehabilitated house
Recently, Chesterfield County and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust celebrated the rehabilitation and sale of the first residence to an income-eligible home buyer as part of their partnership. Habitat for Humanity helped rehabilitate the home. Last year, the land trust was awarded $500,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding... Read more
Supervisors Q &A: Why are you running and why should you be elected?
Beginning this week and running each week through Oct. 30, the Village News will run an answer from a question posed to six Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors candidates. Jim Ingle, Bermuda (R) Chesterfield County is one of the best places to work, live, and raise a family in... Read more
‘The Chase is on, with a few Miles left before its Pohl time’
I enjoy turning a phrase. Being a wordsmith has its privileges. Nov. 5 is right around the corner, and Chesterfield voters could have a big say in which party controls the state Legislature for the next two years. Since the Republicans only have a tenuous one-seat advantage in both... Read more
Enon development coming back to PC
A development project that’s been on hold since at least 2007 is headed back before the Chesterfield Planning Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Enon LLC is planning a mixed-use project consisting of a maximum of 130 dwelling units and commercial uses east of North Enon Church Road, southeast of... Read more
Running out of necessity
By Gena Lashley Upon meeting Lindsey Dougherty, I thought she was just like the rest of us Chester mamas, other than the fact that she is running for the 62nd House of Delegates seat. Dougherty lives in Chester with her husband and two children, ages 8 and 3. She... Read more
Old Lane Crossing, solar park approved; Carvana deferred until October
Chesterfield County supervisors last week unanimously approved rezoning applications for a residential development at 9621 Hopkins Road and a new solar farm on 1,677 acres at what was previously known as the “megasite” property, but postponed a decision on the Carvana auto storage and inspection facility until Oct. 23... Read more
Chesterfield names new deputy county administrator
Last week, Chesterfield County announced that transportation director Jesse Smith will be its new deputy county administrator for community development, replacing longtime county employee Bill Dupler. The board of supervisors was expected to appoint Smith at its Sept. 25 meeting. He would begin his new role on Oct. 1.... Read more
School board candidates profiled for Nov. 5 election
DALE DISTRICT Debbie Graves Bailey (R) Age: 57 Occupation: retired teacher Status: married Children: Sarah, 29, Jake, 24 Why I am running: I have dedicated my entire professional life to the education of youth in Chesterfield County. Even though I retired from the classroom in June, my commitment to... Read more