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Two-pronged trouble for bait shop owners after Sandy
The day after superstorm Sandy hit Long Island, Denise and Bill Witchey of Combs Bait and Tackle in Amityville found much of the shop’s merchandise intact but the power out. They returned a week later to the smell of $2,500 in spoiled bait wafting from the still-powerless freezers.
Electricity was restored 14 days after the storm, but the Witcheys have kept the 58-year-old store shut as they...