• Mayor Discusses Measures to Cut Crime

    Mayor Discusses Measures to Cut Crime

    Better lights, restricted access to some streets might help   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton on July 11 released an open memo to the Board of Aldermen about a spate of crimes in the city over recent months. The memo was sent to The Brentwood Spirit, 40 South News and the Pulse […]

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  • Board Votes to Dial Down Litzsinger Lights

    Board Votes to Dial Down Litzsinger Lights

    Residents’ complaints lead to approval of dimmers   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net The new streetlights on Litzsinger Road will be dimmed in response to residents’ complaints that they’re too bright. A construction change order to install dimmers was approved by the Brentwood Board of Aldermen at its May 16 meeting at City Hall. The project […]

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  • Slusser to Resign With Move to Ward 1

    Slusser to Resign With Move to Ward 1

    Mayor to recommend Ward 2 replacement   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Halfway through his two-year term as a Brentwood alderman in Ward 2, Keith Slusser is resigning his position because he is moving to Ward 1. He made the announcement publicly at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, May 16, at City Hall. “This […]

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  • Author to Speak at Stonecrest

    Author to Speak at Stonecrest

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  • May 17 Forum to Cover Vehicle Break-ins

    May 17 Forum to Cover Vehicle Break-ins

    In response to a recent increase in vehicle break-ins here, The Brentwood Police Department will hold a community forum on neighborhood crime at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Brentwood Recreation Center. Residents will be able to voice concerns and ask questions. Police will offer ideas for prevention. Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald announced the forum in his blog, […]

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  • Susan Wright, Former Mayor’s Wife, Dies

    Susan Wright, Former Mayor’s Wife, Dies

    May 4, 2016 – Longtime resident and former “first lady” of Brentwood, Susan R. Wright, died Wednesday, May 4, at Creve Coeur Assisted Living in St. Louis. Her husband, former mayor Edward T. Wright, died in 2007 in Florida. She moved back to St. Louis a few months after his death to be closer to family. Born in 1924 in […]

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  • Jury Retiring as Fire Chief; Last Day May 6

    Jury Retiring as Fire Chief; Last Day May 6

    Brentwood hires new assistant city administrator   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net It was a night of new beginnings at the May 2 Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting. The city announced that Fire Chief Ted Jury is retiring and Assistant Chief Terry Kurten is taking his place, and that a new assistant city administrator has been […]

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  • Police Collecting Unwanted Prescriptions

    Police Collecting Unwanted Prescriptions

    Brentwood residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications in a collection box at the Brentwood Police Department, 272 Hanley Industrial Court. Drop them off any time, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 when an officer will be in the station lobby for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Brentwood Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald […]

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  • Police Warn of Tax Scam Phone Calls

    Police Warn of Tax Scam Phone Calls

    A scammer has been calling Brentwood residents on the telephone and threatening them with legal action related to their tax returns, it was announced Wednesday morning, April 20, by Brentwood Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald. In his blog “The Chief’s Desk,” Fitzgerald warned residents to beware of calls or email from a man claiming to be James Caston of the […]

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  • 3 New Aldermen Elected; Leahy Wins by 8

    3 New Aldermen Elected; Leahy Wins by 8

    Newcomers are Dimmitt, O’Neill, Sims; swearing-in April 18   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net The Brentwood Board of Aldermen gained three new members, almost four, in the April 5 general municipal election. Voters replaced Maureen Saunders with David Dimmitt in Ward 1, and Patrick Toohey with Kathy O’Neill in Brentwood Forest, Ward 4. They came nine […]

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