Massachusetts environment officials are celebrating the approval of the last two major designated “no-discharge” areas, which will ban boat sewage along nearly the entire coast of the state.
State and federal officials are marking the National Safe Boating Week by reminding Massachusetts residents to put on life jackets as soon as they step into a boat and behave responsibly in the water.
There is still no sign of a missing boater who fell overboard in Marshfield last weekend.
U.S. Coast Guard crews will be on the water throughout the Fourth of July weekend boarding recreational boats to ensure they have proper safety gear and that operators aren’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Businesses around Lake Winnipesaukee are gearing up for a busy holiday weekend. At Brown’s Boat Basin, they’re working to get boats in the water for customers anxious to kick off the summer season.
WBZ’s Neil Chayet takes a boat ride.
WBZ’s Neil Chayet says no drinking and driving, no matter where you are.