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Colonial Beach elementary school construction on track

Colonial Beach elementary school construction on track

The project manager for the construction of the new Colonial Beach Elementary School told the Coloni...

Tears after tragedy

Tears after tragedy

Jeff Trew of Colonial Beach put together a Vigil for Pulse/Orlando Victims at the CBHS football fiel...

Potomac River Festival draws crowds to Colonial Beach

Potomac River Festival draws crowds to Colonial Beach

The three-day 65th Annual Potomac River Festival went off without a hitch last week drawing thousand...

Blunt details ideas on improving Colonial Beach

Blunt details ideas on improving Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach Vice-Mayor Eddie Blunt, in a prepared address to his fellow council members Thursday,...

Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Potomac River Festival kicks off summer in CB

Annual crowd-pleaser runs June 10-12, includes carnival, parades, much more for whole family
Firework...

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Crabs rebounding, but not happy about rain

Recent surveys have shown the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River is at...

 

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New officers in Colonial Beach

Because several new officers and staff recently joined the Colonial Beach Police Department, they were introduced to the town council and residents at the Dec 11 meeting.

Read more: New officers in Colonial Beach

CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Foundation hosted a candidates’      forum Oct 21 at the Colonial Beach Town Center.
The idea of combining services, such as school, police, fire and rescue with the county was a main topic of the debate.

Read more: CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

Despite their best efforts and good intentions, the Colonial Beach Town Council was unable to reduce real estate taxes at a recent meeting.

Read more: Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

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

 

 

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