Featured on 40:     Well Wishes for Alex     Parade Slideshow     Gas Prices     Weather Discussion    

Misquamicut Reopens After Sandy Cleanup

Photo Credit: MGN Online/Courtesy Wiki Commons

Photo Credit: MGN Online/Courtesy Wiki Commons

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — One of the Southern New England’s most popular beaches has officially opened for business following months of cleanup from Superstorm Sandy.

Rhode Island’s MisQuamicut State Beach held a grand reopening over the weekend, which included the third annual SpringFest celebration, featuring carnival rides, music, and other attractions.

The October storm destroyed dunes and pushed sand from the beach over Atlantic Avenue. It also damaged many nearby businesses.

The weekend celebration was sparsely attended amid rainy and cold weather. But officials say they have a full schedule of events planned this summer.

On Friday morning, those involved in the cleanup and recovery from Sandy will stage an event called Hands Along the Sands, during which an expected 3,000 people plan to hold hands along the beach in a show of unity.

Related Stories
Share this story


WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus