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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...

High cost dooms local event

High cost dooms local event

Money was the driving factor for the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s decision to discontinue ho...

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Police: CB Elementary School fire arson

Law enforcement officials have said the Jan. 5 fire that destroyed the former Colonial Beach Element...

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Injured vets honored after bus breaks down on way to event

Colonial Beach’s effort to honor two dozen injured soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center lit...

 

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Attempted robber leaves scene without loot

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted to rob the River Edge Inn in Colonial Beach early Saturday morning. Luckily, the would-be robber left with no money, and no employees were harmed. Colonial Beach Police Chief Legg and Sergeant M.A. Russo responded.

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CB School Board denies council’s request for documents

CB School Board Chairman Tim Trivett announced at the May 14 School Board Meeting that he had denied the CB Town Council’s request for copies of a letter from Vacorp, the school’s insurance company, which gave reasons for denying the school’s claim. Trivett said he did this on the advice of the school’s attorney.
At a prior meeting of the council on May 8, School Board Superintendent Kathleen Beane was on hand to answer questions from council members.

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Colonial Beach hit hard with proposed tax hikes

Westmoreland County Supervisor Larry Roberson informed the CB Town Council that the county supervisors would meet on Monday. He said that like everyone else, the county’s planning to raise taxes. “The county is looking at a $0.04 per $100 increase” (in real estate taxes).

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Insurance for school fire causes heated debate at council meeting

Colonial Beach Schools Superintendent Kathleen Beane showed up at the town council meeting on May 8 to answer any questions that the council may have had. However, after she left, some council members expressed strong feelings towards the school board and voiced their opinions, while Westmoreland County Supervisor Larry Roberson, who is married to School Board Member Vicki Roberson, stood up for the school system as a citizen.

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Real estate tax increase inevitable for Colonial Beach residents

A lot of numbers have been given out by both Council and School officials during the 20-plus hours spent on the budget. School officials quote the difference between what they are asking for and what they received last year. Town officials quote the difference between what the State requires the Town to pay the School and what the School is asking for. Both figures are very different and serve the purpose of the ones quoting them.

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Safety on the minds of students

Several citizens, teachers and school staff turned out on Tuesday to speak at the Town Council meeting on April 10 to compel the council to approve funding for the high school repairs.

Read more: Safety on the minds of students

Westmoreland Deputy Talks with Pre-K Class

On Thursday March 27 Deputy Antwan Smith had the opportunity to speak to the Colonial Beach Pre-Kindergarten Class at Oak Grove Baptist Church. 

 

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Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo, have strengthened a friendship and helped each other in their paths to recovery.

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