Now Floridians must deal firsthand with the oil spill


The BP oil spill disaster continues to dominate the news as the front line of the oil sheen washed onto Florida beaches last Friday.

The Tampa-area newspaper The Ledger has a story on which tactics offer the best choices for authorities combating the pollution onslaught now that the inevitable staining of the white sands of Florida's Gulf Coast has happened.

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Time magazine has published a story on the fears and anxiety among boaters, residents and waterfront business as they await the oil coming ashore.

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National Incident Commander Adm. Thad Allen, the Coast Guard's point-man for the spill, participated Sunday in a panel discussion on ABC News' "This Week" in which he discussed the "insidious war" the spill presents by "attacking" four states simultaneously.

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NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.