Husband and wife team is passionate about dentistry
For at least 50 years there has been a dental practice at 11701 Chester Road. Drs. Walter Kilbourn and Lawrence Matthews Sr. shared space for their practices at a new office built next to Chester Recreation Center. After their retirement, Walter’s son Mike followed in his footsteps and continued... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: Colorado visit provides mountain respite
      ABOVE: Caleb M. Soptelean, editor; Baby mountain goat on Mount Evans. The mountains are calling, and I must go. With those words, the naturalist John Muir described my situation recently. Since I was named after the Old Testament character Caleb – who said, “Give me this... Read more
Train incidents
This CSX rail car at the Curtis Street crossing in Chester is related to a grain spill that occurred in the area on or around Aug. 15 due a mechanical failure, according to a CSX representative and media reports. CSX is scrapping the rail car and removing grain on... Read more
Editor: Chester United Methodist Church has done it again! This past weekend they cut down “The Village Oak,” which had stood on the side of Harrowgate Road for hundreds of years and was listed on the National Register of Famous and Historic Trees. This tree was examined by an... Read more
Boohoo or yahoo? Parents meet for breakfast on first day of kindergarten
Parents of Curtis Elementary kindergarten students celebrate their children’s first day of school last week. Curtis Elementary held its first ever “Boohoo or Yahoo breakfast” for kindergarten parents last Monday. A “Boohoo or yahoo” breakfast describes parents’ reactions to their kindergartners’ first day of school. People had been discussing... Read more
Feathery friends: Ampthill resident loves painting on feathers
ABOVE: Ron Navroski is pictured in his art studio. A love for art is blooming later in life for Ron Navroski. Although the northwest Massachusetts native painted when he was in high school, Navroski didn’t begin painting in earnest until seven years ago. The 58-year-old Ampthill resident said he... Read more
Matthew Paul Brown

Matthew Paul Brown

Obituaries September 11, 2018 0

On Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, Matthew Paul Brown, son, brother, father, uncle and cousin, passed away suddenly at the age of 49. Matt will be forever remembered by his loved ones: mother Sylvia Brown, father Robert Brown, grandmother Bonnie Goldfarb, brother Kenneth Brown, brother Timothy Brown, sister Kristin Brown... Read more
The public is invited to attend an informational meeting about a revamped Harrowgate Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Carver Middle School, 3800 Cougar Trail, in Chester. This meeting is to present the conceptual development plan for the new Harrowgate Park. The new park was... Read more
Charges dismissed against man, two police officers disciplined
ABOVE: James Monk speaks at the May 31 press conference at the Chester Library. Tavorise Marks of the NAACP Legal Redress Committee is pictured behind Monk. A Richmond man who was arrested following an incident near Virginia State University at 12:30 a.m. March 28 had two misdemeanor charges against him... Read more
A tree is felled: Locals lament loss of Chester’s Village Oak
ABOVE: Church member Skip Buyalos, center, inspects a downed red oak with workers at Chester United Methodist Church annex after it was felled last week.   Several residents were upset when they saw a large red oak tree off Harrowgate Road being cut down Friday. The tree was on... Read more