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Beach manager defends decision to raze ex-school

Foulds says building was unsafe, and several residents complained
The Colonial Beach town manager sai...

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

Bike Fest a roaring good time

Bike Fest a roaring good time

About 10,000 attend first annual event in county

Bikers from D.C., Maryland and Virginia and points...

Council puts CB school demolition on hold

The Colonial Beach Town Council put a stop to a demolition notice for the town’s former elementary s...

Old school’s future in doubt

Old school’s future in doubt

A town official has ordered the former Colonial Beach Elementary School to be demolished in about tw...

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...

 

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CB Council to deny claim for damages

Wardman Companies, Inc. has filed a claim against the Town of Colonial Beach in the amount of $14,934.98 for damages sustained to the Riverview Inn on June 21, 2012.

The town’s insurance carrier has previously evaluated and denied this claim because the Town of Colonial Beach was not legally responsible for the damage, according to Resolution 31-13, which will be voted on at

Read more: CB Council to deny claim for damages

It’s worth $100,000 more per year to save lives and property

Council approves police dispatch Consolidation

In a special meeting on May 1, it took just one minute and forty seconds for council to pass a resolution authorizing Town Manager Val Foulds to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Westmoreland County and The Town of Colonial Beach concerning Colonial Beach Police Department

Read more: It’s worth $100,000 more per year to save lives and property

Great Raggs

Joyce Gunderson, owner of Raggs clothing store in Colonial Beach, held a fashion show at Riverboat on the Potomac on Saturday evening. Proceeds from the event went to the CBVFD-LA.

Photos by Bonnie Gouvisis

RAP attempts Riverwood for second time

Related Apartment Preservation (RAP) is back in Colonial Beach asking for a reference for financing their project to upgrade Riverwood Apartments.

In 2008, RAP approached the Colonial Beach Town Council with a similar offer. At that time, RAP was

Read more: RAP attempts Riverwood for second time

Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

What began as a vacation trip for one local artist ended with the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild “talking trash” to the town’s officials.

Elcy Leshley traveled to Abilene, KS, last year for vacation and observed that the town had artwork painted

Read more: Artists ‘Talk Trash’ with Council

High Tides’ ready for summer with new palms

Nine new palm trees. A large new outdoor grill. An enlarged and improved stage. Newly painted tropical colored chairs. Wines from the Trump Winery. And, almost 40 popular bands on the schedule.

With another summer at the beach right around the corner, High Tides on the Potomac plans to be ready! The family built and owned restaurant and bar has become an essential part of the food, fun and music that

Read more: High Tides’ ready for summer with new palms

Building permits back on track in CB

Colonial Beach offered temporary agreement with Westmoreland County

Town staff has been trying to iron out details to comply with new mandates concerning soil erosion and sediment control measures that were put in place prior to March of 2012.

Changes occurred when the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) combined the Chesapeake Bay Act, the Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program (ESC) and the Stormwater Management Program

Read more: Building permits back on track in CB

Beach newcomer wins $1 million

James Santos lived in Florida for 41 years. He had heart surgery in 2009, and lost his job because he couldn’t work. Then he lost his home to foreclosure and had to sell his car to pay bills. And, then his favorite dog died. “We’ve been struggling,” he said.

Read more: Beach newcomer wins $1 million

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