- Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2009 20:47
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Reporter Bruce Leshan of Channel 9 news and cameraman Greg Guise, in the truck, were in town to cover the impacts of the late season storm.
As Hurricane Ida’s remnants became a nor’easter intensifying off the coast of Virginia, the new moon added to a higher than normal high tide in Colonial Beach last night. Mayor Fred Rummage declared a state of emergency in Colonial Beach at the Town Council meeting yesterday evening.
Given the damage done in recent years, Colonial Beach was bound to make news.
A Chanel 9 News crew was on hand yesterday evening just after 6 p.m. for a live shot of the Potomac as it pounded the gazebo on the municipal pier. Reporter Bruce Leshan braved the wind and rain to show viewers how we compared to Ocean City, Md. Although our winds were roughly half the speed of Ocean City’s, our 25 mph winds will surely bring a significant change in the boardwalk if they continue to intensify.
At high tide, just around 10:30 p.m. last night, boats on trailers in the parking lot of the Yacht Club Marina were submerged in water. Water was washing onto Monroe Bay Ave at Ball Street and on Irving Avenue just past the Wakefield Motel toward the Point, and waves were splashing over the parking lot of St. Johns Condominiums at 715 Washington Ave.
The storm is expected to hang around through Saturday.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 18:57
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The fiscal clock is ticking. It appears that a council agreement between the Colonial Beach Town Council and School Board, drafted to facilitate the progress of requested information needed to close the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, may be slowing the process down. State law requires a municipality to have an audit for the prior fiscal year finished by Nov. 30 according to Councilman David Coombes.
The onset of the agreement began with a meeting scheduled on Oct. 28 and appears that due to legal red tape, the town citizens will not see the signing of this agreement till at least Nov. 12, and only after the School Board gets some answers of its own about the agreement.
- Last Updated on Saturday, 19 January 2013 15:13
- Published on Monday, 02 November 2009 21:08
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Colonial Beach Vice Mayor Trish King sat in at Friday’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Mayor Fred C. Rummage who she reported was in the hospital with gall bladder problems. King wished him a speedy recovery from all the members of council.
Calls to the Colonial Beach Rescue Chief, Ronald “Sparky” Ridgely, Town Hall and the mayor’s home failed to dispel rumors that Rummage’s condition had worsened over the weekend, and he had been transferred to a larger hospital.
Official statements reflect King’s report of his condition given Friday morning. Calls to the mayor’s home go directly to voicemail and no response from the family has been received as of Monday afternoon.
- Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2009 00:15
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The bad news is nine cases of H1N1, commonly known as the swine flu have been confirmed in the Elementary School and one case in the High School, according to Colonial Beach Superintendent Donna Power.
Is there any good news? Yes, as a matter of fact, there is lots of good news.
At a recent meeting of the Town Council, Power joked that the young elementary students are having fun coughing into their elbows. Children around town can be seen observing such simple preventative measures while many adults still fail to do so. And rightfully they should since the virus is hitting kids and teens harder than adults.
Routine measures at the schools have continued as usual. Staff members are sanitizing the schools daily, using disinfectant and wiping down all surfaces that kids and teachers touch.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 18:42
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Members of Council admitted to learning new facts about their town and welcomed Superintendant Donna Power to continue the new tradition of allowing students to make presentations to the council at regular meetings. Some of the facts presented included:
The Bell House was built in 1883 and was added to the list of historical places in 1987. It was also home to Alexander Graham Bell. On March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the first telegraph. He spent many summers here in what we call the Bell House.