| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Officials with the city's department of Homeland Security are defending the purchase of a hovercraft.
Senator Tom Wyss, R-District 15, is calling the purchase "wasteful."
Back in 2007, the city spent nearly $70,000 to buy the hovercraft. It's designed...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:12 PM
As a local yacht broker, it is my job to know a lot of people around the harbor. Some I like saying hello to and some I try to ignore. Then there are those few people I go out of my way to give a big hello to because it just feels good.
One of those...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 9:13 AM
What do you get when you cross a dragon with a boat?
Depending on your imagination, you could get a lot of things. But the first thing you’d get, “dragon boating,” is more than just a badass-sounding compound word. It’s a 1,000-...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:35 PM
Newport Beach residents Doug and Alice Brownell stood on the docks admiring a 39-foot catamaran exhibited Friday at the Newport Boat Show.
The couple has attended the boat show, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, nearly every year since the 1970s....
| Apr 25, 2013
By Kit Waskom Pollard
Spring is a time for new beginnings, and that includes new hobbies.
As the air gets warmer and the days last longer, it's the perfect time to try out a new outdoor sport. The Baltimore region offers plenty of opportunities for...
| Apr 14, 2013
It's difficult to know when to buy an airline ticket and when to wait. Some sites offer to guide you on the timing of your purchase.
I recently examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:58 AM
As California struggles financially and sales tax generated from boat sales is dramatically down, yet another state has taken a step to increase its sales tax revenue. Maryland's legislature voted this week to cap the state's vessel tax at $15,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:31 PM
Buckroe Fishing Pier (727-1486):
The pier will hold its 2013 fishing season grand opening Monday, April 1. Thereafter, the pier will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except when there are severe weather warnings in effect.
Kayak fishing (by...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Voters in Kansas will decide on everything from president to what's in their water on November 6. But did you know, voters will also be asked to vote on lowering tax rates on boats?
A proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution would allow the...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:21 AM
I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be?
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:26 AM
Two things became clear at Wednesday night's budget work session of the Gloucester Board of Supervisors.
The first is that proposed tax hikes are not popular with members of the Board of Supervisors. The second is that the next budget work session,...