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Help police catch men who stole laptops in January

The first suspect distracted the store greeter while the second suspect entered the store without presenting a membership card. The second suspect loaded the two computers into a shopping cart, walked around the store for several minutes and then exited without paying for the items.

Police Blotter : March 10, 2010

THIRD AVE 3/01 Unknown suspect/s gained entry to the residence through a locked rear window where the suspect/s broke the locking mechanisms. Two screens to the rear windows were found on the ground and a metal chair was sitting under the window where entry was gained. Nothing was missing from inside and it was uncertain whether entry was actually gained.

Reminiscence: Half a century at C. E. Curtis Elementary School

Chester Elementary School couldn’t be finished fast enough. In 1959, leading up to the opening of a new school building on West Hundred Road, elementary students living in Chester were attending class in unorthodox settings.

Three road projects could start this summer

Motorists in southeastern Chesterfield County may soon have to contend with a trio of construction zones on Route 10 and Chalkley Road.

Coming classes to focus on parenting

Prevention Services, a division of Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, will offer the following classes this spring for parents. Fee assistance is available for all classes. For more information about Prevention Services programs, call 768-7212.

Residents welcome stable tax rate, offer solutions for schools’ shortfall

Several area residents took time Monday morning to share their thoughts on the Board of Supervisors’ recent decision to set the advertised real estate tax rate for next year at 95 cents – 5 cents below the level necessary to generate the taxes collected this year.

No eighth grade at CMS next year

Chester Middle School’s rising eighth graders will not share the Chester Middle building with Thomas Dale High School’s freshman class next year.

Chester kids collect 4,600 pairs of shoes for Haiti

When news of the massive Haiti earthquake broke on Jan. 12, 5-year-old Nicholas Meriwether was watching television. As he watched a little boy stumble out of the rubble, Nicholas turned to his mom and said, “I should send him my shoes.”