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CB school board OKs $1.8M insurance deal

The Colonial Beach School Board has voted to accept an insurance settlement offer of $1.8 million to...

Colonial Beach Important Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the relocation of

The Town Manager’s Office, Town Clerk’s Office and Treas...

Gym home  to 102 years of memories

Gym home to 102 years of memories

Today, the facility sits silently behind fences and yellow tape.

It’s a far cry from the raucous sce...

Yellow Ribbon Fund soldiers to be honored in CB

The Yellow Ribbon Fund is well-known for its work in bridging the gaps in funding and care for injur...

CB rescue squad will stay open

CB rescue squad will stay open

The Colonial Beach Rescue Squad will be allowed to remain in its home despite safety concerns expres...

Rasing the flag

Rasing the flag

Eagle Scout project brings new pole to CB High School

For more than a year, Joseph Baker helped rai...

 

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Planning Director, Mitchell resigns

Colonial Beach is currently looking for a Planning Director to fill the shoes of Gary Mitchell, who is resigning to take another job in Richmond. Mitchell said his decision to leave is “strictly based on quality of life.”

Read more: Planning Director, Mitchell resigns

Colonial Beach boil water notice rescinded

Colonial Beach residents were given the ‘all clear’ on July 25, after being notified 3 days earlier to boil all water before ingesting. The notice was ordered by the Health Department and delivered by town staff to residents after test results from a July 8 sample tested positive for E. coli.

Read more: Colonial Beach boil water notice rescinded

Council not responsible for delays

In an interview with Tracey Tunstall, Director of Federal Programs and current Interim Superintendent of Colonial Beach Schools, Journal Press learned that elementary school move delays, originally anticipated, are not the result of the CB Town Council.

Read more: Council not responsible for delays

Citizens’ actions speak louder than words

Colonial Beach citizens packed the meeting room on June 12, to show support for the town’s school system. Comments were heard from about a dozen speakers supporting the school system. Those who did not speak showed their support with precisely timed applause, boos and other derogatory noises. At times, the audience stomped, clapped and booed in unison to drown out Council’s comments they didn’t want to hear. Residents, teachers and parents spoke in support of the school.

Read more: Citizens’ actions speak louder than words

Town Hall evacuation necessary but not immediate

Update on mold at Colonial Beach Town Hall

Email notifications for special emergency meetings gave the impression that Colonial Beach town hall would be immediately evacuated and called the evacuation an emergency. Although the issues facing town hall are health and safety risks the evacuation will most likely not take place until after the July 4th weekend according to Town Manager, Val Foulds.

After passing a resolution at the June 12 Town Council meeting, to authorize Foulds to spend up to $130,000 to carry out mold remediation and safety repairs at Town Hall located at 18 North Irving Avenue, Foulds has announced they will be evacuating Town Hall by the beginning of July and moving operations to the old Primary Building, on the Colonial Beach elementary school campus, located at 315 Douglas Avenue.

Read more: Town Hall evacuation necessary but not immediate

Those “damn kids” . . . are significant

Those “damn kids” are words that will follow Councilman Chiarello for years to come.

Public comments and citizen support for the town’s school system took center stage at the CB Town Council meeting held on Thursday, June 12. Many of the speakers supporting the school system were very passionate, and at times, some speakers seemed shaken with anger, frustration or nervousness.

Read more: Those “damn kids” . . . are significant

Colonial Beach Town Hall closes to remove mold

Town Clerk Kathy Flanagan sent out an instant alert on Monday, June 16, announcing that Town Hall will close early this week to began mold remediation over the weekend.

Read more: Colonial Beach Town Hall closes to remove mold

Black mold found in CB Town Hall

At the June 9 Colonial Beach Town Council work session, Town Manger Val Foulds revealed that air quality tests confirmed three types of mold present in Town Hall, one of which is commonly referred to as “black mold”. Foulds also discussed safety concerns and other repair issues during the work session.

Read more: Black mold found in CB Town Hall

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