WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) _ Businesses in Westerly's Misquamicut beach area hard hit by Superstorm Sandy report some ups and downs this summer after cleaning up damage left by the October storm.
The Westerly Sun reports that Misquamicut Business Association Executive Director Caswell Cooke Jr. says his restaurant, The Seafood Haven, increased earnings by 10 percent from last year.
But he adds many businesses had delayed openings because of repairs. He says in a season that lasts three months, losing one month is big.
The co-owner of Sandy's Lighthouse, which did not open until July 4, said business had been "dead.''
Meanwhile, the business manager of Paddy's Beach Restaurant and Hotel, which underwent renovations, said business was good and speculated it was because people wanted to check out their "face-lift.''