Webcomic: Still trying to get Sandy money

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Poor Dan. He’s just trying to get the money he was promised to repair the damage to the Featherstone Inn done by Superstorm Sandy.

Unfortunately, both the state and the feds make something that should be relatively straight-forward more difficult than Snookie taking an IQ test. Looks like Dan’s on his own, like countless small business owners along the Jersey Shore.

It’s not all bad news. At least the residents of North Lower Bayheightsville and all the other Shore towns hit hard by Sandy can watch as gutless politicians blame one another about why they’re having such a hard time getting things right. It’s like watching a wrestling match where the go-to move is finger-pointing.

Some have even embraced the idea of living underwater. Harold Walsh, who owns Ace’s Aquariums on Sand Street, is selling fish tanks decorated to look like underwater Shore towns. Walsh points proudly to a recently completed fish tank of Revel Casino filled with catfish and jokes, “See, that’s the busiest I’ve ever seen that place!”

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Check back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer as It’s a Shore Thing follows the adventures of the Featherstone family as they run the family bed and breakfast in out-of-the-way North Lower Bayheightsville.

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