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  • 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,...
  • Toy Boat sets sail

    Toy Boat sets sail
    When Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owners Lori and Mike Curtin locked up at 5 p.m. Friday, they cried. "We put our life into this business, and we're just tapped out," said Lori, 40. "We can't do any more." The store's website encourages customers to say...
  • 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...
  • From The Boathouse: Marina tideland fee hike would hurt the industry

    Ahoy! The waters in Newport Harbor are bubbling with the Newport Beach City Council's desire to raise the rates for a tideland fee for commercial operations, which you can expect will be expanded to the residential properties. Officials say the increase...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family
    How do you keep spouses and kids happy at the boat show? You go where you know they'll see things that they like. If you're serious about buying a boat, but they're not interested in the process, leave the negotiations for another day. You and the family...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater
    The best thing about the boat show for someone serious about buying a boat is the opportunity to comparison shop. Imagine being able to go car shopping and being able to check out three different makes of automobile in one dealer's showroom. That's the...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple
    You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else. Should the two of you go to the boat show together? Of course you should. Your partner might not care about boats, but it's fun to take in the sights and people-watch. And...
  • The Harbor Report: Why is business so slow?

    It could just be me fighting through the ups and downs in today's marine industry marketplace, but as I run into work companions, it seems that most of us in Newport Beach look like we have just completed a triathlon. As I look around the harbor, I...
  • Optimism is high as boat show opens

    As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year. For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
  • The Harbor Report: Fixing up for the races

    Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance. The most interesting...