TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Bulldozers and buzz saws have joined seagulls and the surf as the new sounds of summer in the first post-Sandy vacation season at parts of the Jersey shore.
While most of New Jersey’s beaches have been restored to their pre-storm state, beachgoers in some towns must still walk past scenes of lingering destruction from the Oct. 29 storm and listen to the sounds of ongoing demolition and reconstruction as they sit with their toes in the sand this year.
Decks are being repaired, roofs fixed, new siding attached. Nails are being hammered, wood is being sawed and concrete is being bulldozed.
Ruthann Sodolski, of Verona, says some Ocean County beach towns are sad to see it. But she and others say the beaches are still just as fun as ever.
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