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Colonial Beach Council proposes real estate tax increase

Colonial Beach Town Council recently held a special meeting on to discuss solutions to balancing the...

Three charged with arson in Colonial Beach school fire

Three charged with arson in Colonial Beach school fire

Virginia State Police have announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the 2014 fire t...

Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Colonial Beach students participated in two events rolled into one on Earth Day.
Ground was broken fo...

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

No matter the season, whatever the weather, the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier remains a top attracti...

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted unanimously to obtain estimates for the demolition of the ...

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Chief David Robey was on his way to Hughsville, MD when he spotted the...

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Colonial Beach Potomac River Festival Jr. Contest winners

The 2014 Potomac River Festival CBVFD Contest winners are:

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Missing kayaker found

The Maryland Marine Police have announced that the body of a kayaker who has been missing on the Potomac River since May 7 was found Saturday by three fishermen.

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Chamber in negotiations for Molly Hatchet at Bike Fest

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce President Carey Geddes confirmed Monday that the group has been in negotiations with the agent for the band Molly Hatchet.

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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).

Read more: Colonial Beach hit hard with proposed tax hikes

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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