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June 25, 2004

  • News: Amsterdam House CCRC Inc. to Develop

    Amsterdam House CCRC, Inc., associated with Amsterdam Home in Manhattan, will manage day-to-day operations of the new retirement community. The 132-year-old not-for-profit has partnered with Irving, Texas-based Greystone Communities to serve as community developer. Greystone provides planning, development, marketing, financing and management services to senior living communities and has been engaged to provide development services for 62 communities nationally, including The Amsterdam at Harborside retirement community. FULL STORY

  • News: Harborfest Fun

    It wasn't the best weather one could hope for, but the rain held up for a few hours in the afternoon and the HarborFest Committee was determined to hold as many scheduled events as possible. Apparently, many local residents and visitors were happy with that decision as an estimated 7,000 people came to the Town Dock on June 6 and had a great time in spite of the damp weather. FULL STORY

  • Sports: On The Bay

    The Bermuda Race has come a long way since 1906 when the start of the race was in Gravesend Bay when only three teams began the 635-mile passage to Bermuda. Last Friday afternoon, June 17th, 157 boats in 13 classes in five divisions got underway off Castle Hill Lighthouse, at the entrance to Newport Harbor, in the 44th Newport-Bermuda Race. The Race Committee onboard a Coast Guard cutter gave each division a downwind start, ratcheting the excitement level up another notch for those who ventured out in boats large and small to send off their family and friends on this major ocean racing event. The first 18 hours of this classic provided a challenge to navigators and tacticians in the light northerly winds. Most of the fleet was made up of IMS rated cruiser racers (102 boats) with 27 yachts sailing in a separate non-spinnaker class and 12 two-man yachts sailing in the double-handed class. Weather, as usual, will play a determining role in this year's race, as it has in the past. The fleet started out in light winds out of the SE, with wind velocity at < 5 knots. By the time yachts reported back to land on Sunday, June 20th, the seas were 2 feet, with winds in the 18-knot range. One boat was dismasted during a huge storm during the second night at sea, and was reported sailing under her own power back to port. Several other boats had severe damage to their yachts and are also retiring from the race. FULL STORY

  • Opinion: Expands on Obituary for Richard McCabe
  • Opinion: RSR Offers Special Thanks Logo
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