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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...

Bids for construction of new CB ES set to be opened

Megan O'Connell told the Colonial Beach School Board during its meeting last week that bids for cons...

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Colonial Beach VFD ladies auxiliary raising funds for firemen

Despite the rainy weather Saturday, the Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary r...

CB student off to national auto body competition

CB student off to national auto body competition

John Parks, a 17-year-old Colonial Beach High School student whose great grandfather, grandfather an...

CB foundation adds board members

The Colonial Beach Foundation, a not-for-profit community corporation, with IRS 501(c)(3) designatio...

 

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Missing kayaker found

The Maryland Marine Police have announced that the body of a kayaker who has been missing on the Potomac River since May 7 was found Saturday by three fishermen.

Read more: Missing kayaker found

Chamber in negotiations for Molly Hatchet at Bike Fest

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce President Carey Geddes confirmed Monday that the group has been in negotiations with the agent for the band Molly Hatchet.

Read more: Chamber in negotiations for Molly Hatchet at Bike Fest

Attempted robber leaves scene without loot

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob the River Edge Inn in Colonial Beach early Saturday morning. Luckily, the would-be robber left with no money, and no employees were harmed. Colonial Beach Police Chief Legg and Sergeant M.A. Russo responded.

Read more: Attempted robber leaves scene without loot

CB School Board denies council’s request for documents

CB School Board Chairman Tim Trivett announced at the May 14 School Board Meeting that he had denied the CB Town Council’s request for copies of a letter from Vacorp, the school’s insurance company, which gave reasons for denying the school’s claim. Trivett said he did this on the advice of the school’s attorney.
At a prior meeting of the council on May 8, School Board Superintendent Kathleen Beane was on hand to answer questions from council members.

Read more: CB School Board denies council’s request for documents

Colonial Beach hit hard with proposed tax hikes

Westmoreland County Supervisor Larry Roberson informed the CB Town Council that the county supervisors would meet on Monday. He said that like everyone else, the county’s planning to raise taxes. “The county is looking at a $0.04 per $100 increase” (in real estate taxes).

Read more: Colonial Beach hit hard with proposed tax hikes

Insurance for school fire causes heated debate at council meeting

Colonial Beach Schools Superintendent Kathleen Beane showed up at the town council meeting on May 8 to answer any questions that the council may have had. However, after she left, some council members expressed strong feelings towards the school board and voiced their opinions, while Westmoreland County Supervisor Larry Roberson, who is married to School Board Member Vicki Roberson, stood up for the school system as a citizen.

Read more: Insurance for school fire causes heated debate at council meeting

Real estate tax increase inevitable for Colonial Beach residents

A lot of numbers have been given out by both Council and School officials during the 20-plus hours spent on the budget. School officials quote the difference between what they are asking for and what they received last year. Town officials quote the difference between what the State requires the Town to pay the School and what the School is asking for. Both figures are very different and serve the purpose of the ones quoting them.

Read more: Real estate tax increase inevitable for Colonial Beach residents

Safety on the minds of students

Several citizens, teachers and school staff turned out on Tuesday to speak at the Town Council meeting on April 10 to compel the council to approve funding for the high school repairs.

Read more: Safety on the minds of students

 

 

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