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Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

$747,000 block grant awarded to CB

After only 4 meetings with Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Co...

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

The 3rd Annual Save the Bay Day clean-up in Colonial Beach drew a crowd of volunteers to the Colonia...

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CB celebrates 120 year anniversary

History to be proud of and a place where you can be proud to live. 

It’s proper to celebrate the birth of a town that is unique in so many ways, a town that 120 years ago, on February 25, 1892, was incorporated. This incorporation was the beginning, not just of a town, but of a community of God-loving, hardworking families, many whom are descendants of the founders. And that’s something to be proud of!

In 1492, the start of a great country began. 400 years later, in 1892, Colonial Beach became a town, after having first being settled in 1650. That was 362 years ago when Andrew Monroe first settled here. Andrew Monroe was the great-great grandfather of the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe.

In honor of the occasion, the Colonial Beach Town Council has passed a proclamation expressing its pride, commitment, and dedication to the founding principles which

Read more: CB celebrates 120 year anniversary

Good Sportsmanship award

 

 

 

Ms. Flores’ Health and Physical Education 2nd and 3rd grade class’s student teams earned the “Good Sportsmanship Award” the 1st semester, 2011-2012 school year Colonial Beach Elementary School. The  students had an ice cream social and enjoyed recreation time in the gym.
Pictured here on the front row from left to right: Chase Coldwell,  Nevaeh Czako, Gabrielle McGinty, Madison Scherer, Anthony Balram, Brooklynn Pompell
Back row pictured left to right: Kaylee Grosstephan,  Omarion Johnson, Anna O’Sullivan, Autumn Shafter,  Breanna Devers, MacKenzie Quail, Heather Becraft, Nicky Wang, and Ms. Flores

 

 

FEMA obligates $31,000 reimbursement for Irene

FEMA has notified Colonial Beach that it has obligated $31,000 reimbursement for trash clean up on public property and storm preparations, for Hurricane Irene.

Because the reimbursement does not cover private assistance or pick up of private debris the town will bear the costs associated with residential removal of debris.

There is still more paperwork and red tape before the Town sees any of this money but it is still

Read more: FEMA obligates $31,000 reimbursement for Irene

Revitalization Plan reviewed

The Colonial Beach Business District Revitalization Management Team (Block Grant Committee) met on Dec 12 to review the Revitalization Plan’s last chapter on implementation and reviewed cost estimates for various proposed projects to utilize sought after revitalization grant money.

If approved the Business District Revitalization Grant could net the town up to

Read more: Revitalization Plan reviewed

Tim Trivett questions CB Volunteer Rescue Squad activities

Tim Trivett spoke out at Thursday’s Town Council Meeting as a private citizen airing concerns regarding activity by unnamed members of the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. Holding leadership responsible, he raised concerns that vehicles with emergency tags were being driven at high speeds through town streets with no regard for public safety.
“For too long now, there have been a couple of vehicles that have emergency tags on them that’ve been flying up our streets, Bancroft and all into the town for emergencies and not showing any regard.” Trivett questioned whether the council would be liable for accidents resulting from a member responding to a call.
Trivett implied that some of these incidents were unwarranted, saying, “We have people that are untrained running to the scenes, to medical emergencies, it’s even after some of these scenes have already been secured and you have medical personnel there.”
Trivett also addressed the personal use of rescue squad saying, “these vehicles are being used for personal use, on a regular basis, on a daily basis!”

Read more: Tim Trivett questions CB Volunteer Rescue Squad activities

In with the old and out with the new

Residents polled agree on one thing, the town needs a facelift but everyone has different ideas about what’s best. The revitalization block grant committee must work to decide what changes the town will pursue.

In 2010, Colonial Beach received a Business District Revitalization planning grant of $35,000 to perform an analysis of the town and develop a comprehensive economic restructuring plan for the town’s historic business district in order to attract more tourists. The business district runs the length of Colonial and Washington Ave. as well as surrounding blocks towards the

Read more: In with the old and out with the new

Stabbing results in charge of attempted murder

On Tuesday, Sept. 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Colonial Beach Police Department responded to a 911 call in the area of 11th Street and Myers Avenue in reference to a reported stabbing that had just occured.
According to Chief Kenny Blevins, Sr., upon arrival Cpl. K.W. Blevins Jr., Officers Lee Felts, Amy Molinares and Chris Kerns located a 34 year old male who had been stabbed several times during an altercation.
Colonial Beach Fire and Rescue responded providing first aid before arranging for the victim to be air lifted to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, where surgery was performed and he is currently in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit at that location.
The victim was able to provide information at the scene to officers that resulted in the arrest at approximately 10:30 p.m. of 45 year old Luis Angel Ramos Fernandez of Colonial Beach for Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Mr Fernandez is currently being held with no bond at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, pending arraignment on that charge.
The investigation is continuing that may result in additional charges at a later date.
The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office also responded to assist.

Damaged Placid Bay roads and dams repaired

Residents no longer cut off

When three of the seven man-made dams in Placid Bay Estates and Westmoreland Shores gave way in sustained heavy flooding on Thursday, Sept. 8 after Tropical Storm Lee dumped almost 21 inches of rain on Colonial Beach residents were without water, sewer and a way out.

On Saturday PBE Water company announced that water and sewer systems were fully operational.

Larry Sprouse, President of PBE Water company, reported in a phone interview on Monday, Sept. 12, that despite washed out power lines and poles, Northern Neck Electric

Read more: Damaged Placid Bay roads and dams repaired

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