Caswell Cooke

RI News
8:50 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Westerly Prepares for Summer After Superstorm Sandy

Work is being done on streets like Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut Beach to get it ready for the summer season.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

The town of Westerly is close to fulfilling its promise to rebuild the Misquamicut Beach area by Memorial Day.  The town has made great strides since Superstorm Sandy left a path of destruction last fall.

It’s not perfect yet, but Misquamicut Beach looks a lot better than it did six-and-a-half months ago. Tons of sand the storm dumped on Atlantic Avenue have been put back on the beach, sand dunes have been restored and shopkeepers are making repairs. Jennifer Cordier of Hartford, Connecticut visited the beach Sunday and was pleasantly surprised.

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