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CB foundation adds board members

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

Col. Beach getting ready for pageant season

POTOMAC RIVER FESTIVAL AND
CB FIRE DEPT. CONTEST These contests will be held on Sunday, June 5th at ...

Elementary nears completion

Elementary nears completion

Construction firm says it’s ready for permit
Megan O'Connell from Skanska construction company ...

Colonial Beach Chamber recognizes outstanding service

Colonial Beach Chamber recognizes outstanding service

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held its 2015 awards dinner at High Tides on the Pot...

Planning commission passes ES plan with recommendations

Planning commission passes ES plan with recommendations

Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham asked the town Planning Commission not to try to redesign the new elem...

Md voters will decide fate of Riverboat in referendum in fall

Colonial Beach Mayor Mike Ham announced at the close of the March 24 council meeting that he testifi...

 

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WEATHER DELAYS ROUTE 205 OPENING UNTIL MARCH 15

Snow, ice and rain delays paving of new bridge deck

FREDERICKSBURG— A combination of this week’s snow, ice and rain has delayed the final phase of work on the Route 205 bridge rehabilitation in Westmoreland County.

The bridge, which has been closed since early November 2012, was expected to reopen to traffic on Friday, March 8, however this week’s winter storm has caused a one week delay. Crews were scheduled to pave the bridge deck this week and open the bridge to traffic. Although conditions have improved, it has been determined that it remains too wet to place the final layer of asphalt on the bridge. VDOT construction officials indicate that paving under these conditions could lead to future pavement break-up and potentially cause an additional closing of the bridge.

Forecasters predict that the next few days will be dry and mild, which are ideal conditions for paving.

VDOT anticipates that the bridge will be open to traffic by Friday, March 15.

For more details about this project visit www.virginiadot.org. For real time traffic and travel information anywhere in Virginia; call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org.

Attempted Robbery at Colonial Beach 7-Eleven

Police responded on scene at the Colonial Beach 7-Eleven last night after two unknown assailants attempted to steal one of the cash registers, according to Chief William Seay, shortly after midnight on March 8.
Heavy police presence surrounded the store for several hours while police questioned staff and reviewed surveillance tapes.
It was reported that the robbers came in and left on foot. So a King George K-9 was brought in to circle the block looking for any scent but, found nothing at around 12:30 a.m.
Colonial Beach Fire Department was called in around 1:30 a.m. for unknown reasons but was put back into service within minutes of arriving.
It was reported that no one was hurt during the event. No word on what was successfully taken.

Linda Farneth

ROUTE 205 DETOUR TO CONTINUE FOR ONE WEEK

Ridge Road in Westmoreland County will now open to traffic on Friday, March 8
 
FREDERICKSBURG – Route 205 (Ridge Road) in Westmoreland County will open to traffic at the newly rehabilitated Tides Mill Stream bridge on Friday, March 8.
 

Read more: ROUTE 205 DETOUR TO CONTINUE FOR ONE WEEK

Super Bucket

Colonial Beach Elementary School recently received a surprise gift of Baltimore Ravens colored winter caps from the Torrey Smith Foundation.

Read more: Super Bucket

Schools to ask for almost $400K extra

Due to over $800,000 in budget cuts from the federal government, Superintendent Kathleen Beane told the school board that Colonial Beach Schools will ask the town and county for an extra $400,000 to avoid layoffs in the next school year.

The budget is still in the planning stages, but Beane presented the board with a brief overview of the

Read more: Schools to ask for almost $400K extra

County on board for 911 consolidation

County Administrator Norm Rasavi responded to Colonial Beach’s request for consolidating police, fire, and rescue dispatch with Westmoreland County.

Read more: County on board for 911 consolidation

Occupant dead, house and several vehicles destroyed in morning fire on Pomona Road

Pomona Road Fire

At 9:22 Tuesday morning, Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in the 1100 block of Pomona Rd. between Ceder Hill and Longfield Rd. for a single family structure fire.

Colonial Beach Fire Chief David Robey, who took command at the scene, told The Journal that when CBVFD arrived on scene the structure was fully involved. Robey also said that an unspecified number of propane tanks were also fully involved.

Robey said that several vehicles also burned during the fire, but surrounding properties sustained no damage.

The occupant, whose name has not been released, died on the scene. Family of the deceased have been notified and were on scene after the fire.

Chief Robey called for a fire investigator, and Joey Straughan, Fire Investigator for the Virginia State Police, responded.

Full companies from Colonial Beach and Oak Grove responded to the fire, as well as a tanker truck from Montross, King George and NDW Company 28 from the Dahlgren Naval Base. Colonial Beach Rescue Squad also assisted.

Fire officials are not releasing any other information since the incident is still under investigation.

Linda Farneth

Non-Profits to start paying water and sewer bills

Although the topic of charging non-profits for water and sewer has been on the council’s agenda for months, non-profits are just now getting the word and feeling the pinch.

Colonial Beach recently discovered that giving non-profits a break on water and sewer bills puts them at risk of violating their utility bond

Read more: Non-Profits to start paying water and sewer bills

 

 

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