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  • Homeland Security defends hovercraft purchase following senator's comments

    Homeland Security defends hovercraft purchase following senator's comments
    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...
  • The Harbor Report: BYC, harbor lucky to have Ray

    The Harbor Report: BYC, harbor lucky to have Ray
    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...
  • UIC dragon-boating team looking for paddlers

    UIC dragon-boating team looking for paddlers
    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-...
  • 40th annual boat show docks in Newport Harbor

    40th annual boat show docks in Newport Harbor
    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....
  • Get outdoors and get moving with Baltimore-area outfitters that rent bikes, canoes, paddleboards and more.

    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...
  • More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares

    More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares
    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...
  • From the Boathouse: Any old port with a low tax rate

    Ahoy! 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,...
  • Hampton Roads fishing report for Thursday, March 28

    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...
  • Boats, votes and the Kansas Constitution

    Boats, votes and the Kansas Constitution
    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...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow'

    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? Seven...
  • Tax hikes not popular with Gloucester supervisors

    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,...