STATE HAS A MESSAGE: BEACH TOWNS ARE OPEN

State officials are trying to convince potential visitors that the Jersey Shore is doing well and open for business this week in advance of the final holiday weekend.  Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was in Atlantic City on Monday and spoke about how well the shore areas have recovered from Hurricane Irene.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is also going to to some shore resorts this week to promote that they are open for business as well.