- Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 10:30
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The town of Colonial Beach is on the way to revitalizing the downtown area.
A once bustling resort town in the late 1800s and early 1900s known as the “Playground on the Potomac,” Colonial Beach’s economy fell prey to the the improvements of land transportation, dwindling aquatic resources and the end of legalized gambling.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:12
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Ordinance paves way for residents to buy insurance
Colonial Beach has adopted a new flood plain ordinance in order to allow residents to continue to purchase flood insurance.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 09:10
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The opening of the Colonial Beach Care Clinic has been delayed until Feb. 2.
The clinic, at 700 McKinney Blvd., was set to re-open Jan 19, however due to unforeseen delays that date was pushed back two weeks, said its new owners.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:11
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The Colonial Beach Town Council has named Capt. Bruce Hough as the acting chief of police for a maximum of 90 days.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:33
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Problem still not resolved almost two months later. The Colonial Beach School Board’s staff has been displaced since Nov. 3 after the office’s Internet connection was cut by contractors working on the Potomac Renaissance Condos on Taylor Street, according to school officials.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 14:31
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Apparently, you can teach good behavior.
The Colonial Beach Elementary School started a new program seven weeks ago, Drifter Pride, aimed at teaching, encouraging and reinforcing good behavior among its students.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 10:22
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Her last day will be Jan. 2
Colonial Beach Police Department Chief Elizabeth Legg is resigning at the start of the year, ending her nine-month tenure as the town’s top cop.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:53
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Money generated after bond, insurance payment top cost to move students, fix school
After several years of disaster-laden lumps of coal, Colonial Beach officials have found themselves with quite the stocking stuffer this year — $1.2 million.
For some time, town officials have feared they would not be able to find adequate money to relocate elementary students displaced by one disaster after another.
However, after several developments, the town has found itself with a surplus of about $1.2 million heading into 2015.