- Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 November 2010 16:29
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On Monday, Nov. 1, the Northern Neck held its annual Theatre Festival involving Colonial Beach, Northumberland and Washington & Lee High Schools. The event was held at Northumberland High School in their beautiful state-of-the-art auditorium. The Drifters claimed their first ever District title in Theatre, edging out W&L’s performance of “Hamlette”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:00
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Council defers action on real estate tax reduction and noise ordinanceThe October Town Council meeting kicked off with competing resolutions about Mayor Fred Rummage’s access to town hall. Council member Steve Kennedy placed Resolution 50-10 on the agenda, which is a resolution to reaffirm Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Those 2009 resolutions prohibit the mayor from maintaining an office in town hall and further directed the town attorney to issue a “No Trespass” notice to Mayor Rummage.
Rummage, in response to Kennedy’s resolution, placed Resolution 51-10 on the agenda, which would rescind Resolutions 27-09 and 33-09. Rummage spoke to the council and citizens present noting that “When I ran for this office there was a physical office for the mayor. It is very embarrassing to me when I have to meet with people from out of town and citizens; this is not an orthodox manner in which to conduct business.”
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 16:41
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Barbara Worrell, former Chief Financial Officer of Colonial Beach Schools and former acting school superintendent, through her attorney, Mark Gardner, waived her right to a preliminary hearing this afternoon, Sept. 22, in General District Court of Westmoreland County.
Worrell stands accused of 13 felony counts of embezzlement of funds from Colonial Beach Public Schools from February 25, 2008, to April 10, 2009. Worrell was placed on administrative leave in May 2009 after the Westmoreland Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office announced an inv
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2010 19:07
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Communication Lines during a disaster must remain open
When disaster strikes disseminating information takes on a greater priority. All of the normal lines of communication may become gridlocked and getting information out to the residents of Colonial Beach becomes a greater challenge.
In an effort to meet this challenge, in the event of an emergency, the Town of Colonial Beach will use the following methods of getting information out to the residents.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:08
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Due to overwhelming citizen response and confusion about the issue of whether a separate permit is needed for use of town electricity, this reporter sat down with Town Manager Val Foulds Monday, Aug. 23. Foulds reported that she has received many e-mails and phone calls from groups and individuals who have been issued permits or plan to apply for permits for special events at the beach, all concerned with the availability of electricity.
According to a memo issued by Foulds on Aug. 3, 2009, to “All Patrons of Town of Colonial Beach Public Sites and Facilities” several new policies regarding the use of public sites and facilities were instituted as of that date. In particular, the memo notes that “Only a master electrician approved by the Town or a qualified Town employee
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 22:06
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Colonial Beach resident and frequent critic Walter Kerns spoke out at last Thursday’s Town Council meeting saying: “It is not good when the mayor and Chamber of Commerce is bickering in relation to events last Saturday.” Kerns further noted that “I gave a lot of thought to this last remark, but if this fighting continues between council, the mayor and the chamber — Mr. Mayor, you need to step aside.”
Kerns’ comments were made during Citizen Input time and were directed at an incident that took place on the boardwalk on Saturday, Aug. 8 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. before the start of the APBA jet ski races event.
According to several citizens who witnessed the event Mayor Fred Rummage and Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce President Carey Geddes, were arguing when Rummage pushed Geddes in the chest several times.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 August 2010 05:00
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It’s always a good day at the beach when you get to spend time with Father Ron Okrasinski, Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Father Ron, as he is known throughout town, is passionate about his congregation and his ministry, even after 42 years in service. His office is full of newspaper clippings, books, photos and artwork, all memories he has gathered and kept safe.
This past Sunday, August 1, Father Ron and his congregation celebrated his 30th year as rector with a special service, a luncheon and presentation of a special lead crystal plaque etched with the words “Presented to Father Ron in appreciation for 30 years of loving service.”
Father Ron is a familiar face
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 05:00
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Have a need for speed?
Friday night, August 6, the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a kick-off party on town hill welcoming the National Tour Jet Ski Races to town. The kickoff party will begin at 5 p.m. and is open to all contestants, their crews, and the public. According to Patrick Mell, the coordinator for the races, “We are very much looking forward to being in Colonial Beach. The Chamber has been fantastic to work with and our crews are excited about the races.” There is also a racers’ party scheduled at High Tides Saturday night beginning at 7 p.m.