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School budget rises over last year

No tax increase needed in 2017
Although the Colonial Beach School budget for the upcoming school year...

Riverside residents want paving

Riverside residents want paving

Dust from roads causes health, sanitation problems, local couple says
The Colonial Beach town council...

Planning panel selects Nelson as new member

Planning panel selects Nelson as new member

After interviewing Eric G. Nelson, the Colonial Beach Planning Commission has sent a favorable recom...

Resident interest high at historical designation kickoff meeting

Resident interest high at historical designation kickoff meeting

Representatives Blake McDonald and Carey Jones from the Virginia Department of Historical Resources ...

Pier lease review yields buy option

Town Attorney Andrea Erard approached the Colonial Beach Town Council at its February work session f...

Adult literacy training available

Adult literacy training available

Raechon Coefield, GoodSkills Literacy Corps Tutor for Goodwill/AmeriCorps spoke at the Feb 11 Coloni...

 

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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

Mitchell optimistic Town of CB will receive grant

Colonial Beach Building and Zoning Director Gary Mitchell is optimistically preparing for the Town of Colonial Beach to be awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), by creating a facade improvement program.

The Town of Colonial Beach has resubmitted its application for a CDBG from the Virginia Department of

Read more: Mitchell optimistic Town of CB will receive grant

 

 

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