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CB Council approves 6-cent tax increase

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted 6-1 to raise the real estate tax rate by 6 cents. Councilw...

Potomac Riverfest draws big crowds to Colonial Beach

Potomac Riverfest draws big crowds to Colonial Beach

With skyrockets, sailing yachts and St. Barnards, the 64th Annual Potomac Riverfest wrapped up Satur...

CB School Board paves path for free lunches for all students

The Colonial Beach School Board took steps at its June 10 meeting to provide free breakfast and lunc...

Council moves forward on school demolition

The Colonial Beach Town Council has passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Mike Ham to execute an agr...

64th annual Potomac River Festival set for weekend

64th annual Potomac River Festival set for weekend

Get set for a swinging time this weekend as the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts the 64th an...

Col. Beach senior wins Allstate Award

Charlottesville, VA – Nick Graves of Colonial Beach High School was chosen as one of 19 studen...

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CB Schools taking safety seriously

Colonial Beach School Interim Superintendent Kathleen Beane announced by phone that officials from the town, school and police met this weekend to discuss safety issues at the school.

Read more: CB Schools taking safety seriously

Revitalization team brings in reinforcements

The Colonial Beach Revitalization committee held a special meeting to provide a venue to engage local business and property owners located within the historic commercial core (Colonial and Washington Avenues).

Read more: Revitalization team brings in reinforcements

Amendment will allow Accessory Dwelling Units

At the December Colonial Beach Planning Commission meeting, Director of Building and Zoning Gary Mitchel and Josh Frederick, brought forward a very rough draft of a zoning regulation change that would permit Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) in Colonial Beach. Currently the town is not zoned for these but

Read more: Amendment will allow Accessory Dwelling Units

Christmas is in the air

The annual Christmas parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 1. It was a cold morning but a good time was had by all who came out.

Read more: Christmas is in the air

Committees discuss the business of the day

Budget Committee
Last year the town received a planning grant of $35,000 to pay for Lands Studio to organize meetings, studies and complete upgrades to the Comprehensive Plan as well as draft an application for a $750,000 Revitalization Grant which the town did not receive.

Read more: Committees discuss the business of the day

Monroe Point Developers were overcharged almost $10,000

After almost a year long battle with town officials, Monroe Point developer Johnathan Natelson can put utility bills to rest. Budget Committee Chairman Mike Ham announced last Thursday that the town’s bill to Monroe Point for water usage was almost ten grand over the amount due.

Read more: Monroe Point Developers were overcharged almost $10,000

GEICO give Sheriff’s office new wheels

GEICO Insurance Corporation has donated a police equipped golf cart to the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office for patrol and support services. In addition to assisting our operations at festivals, parades, holiday celebrations and other events held throughout the county, this specialized vehicle will efficiently and effectively enhance our Community Policing Initiatives.

Read more: GEICO give Sheriff’s office new wheels

Santa Claus is coming to the beach!

A large group of volunteer elves, many who wish to remain anonymous, have worked tirelessly to prepare Town Hill to receive Santa and Mrs. Claus this coming Saturday. The volunteers have decorated the hill, setting up lights, decorations, sound equipment and activity areas. There is also a nice gingerbread house to receive Santa and Mrs. Clause.
With the help of Public Works, the group has lined Colonial and Washington with snowflake lights to lead Santa to the Winter Wonderland on the Hill.
The event is hosted by the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce but is only successful due to the volunteers.

Read more: Santa Claus is coming to the beach!

 

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