PLAIN, N.Y. -- Weeks after the flooding that did so much damage to Montgomery
County, residents are still trying to clean up and regain some sense of normal.
being made even harder by the uncertain future of the only grocery store in
was the only place for Fort Plain residents to do the bulk of their grocery
shopping, but after the massive flood and the criminal conviction of the
landlord the future is up in the air.
Cromie, 86, of Fort Plain, said she used to walk across the street whenever she
needed groceries, but ever since flood waters destroyed the Save-A-Lot supermarket,
it means she needs to make a 10 minute drive to shop.
goes for Yvette Bridgewater whose house was also ravaged by the flood.
Five feet of water rushed through the store, just one setback for owner, John
Hart, there's also the recent criminal conviction of his landlord Dennis Todd, who
pleaded guilty to sex crimes.
the flood, Hart had made an offer to buy the shopping center where his Save-A-Lot
is located, but the owner being in prison made negotiations nearly impossible.
departure of the save a lot would be a major inconvenience for Fort Plain residents,
for whom the nearest open grocery store is now a 10 minute drive. But Hart is
reassuring residents that even if he does rebuild elsewhere it won't be too far
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