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Bellmore Snowflakes Not Going Up This Winter

Bellmore has begun to decorate for the holiday season, but one usual ingredient will be missing this year due to Superstorm Sandy.

The snowflakes, which have been mounted on poles in years past, will not be able to be used because the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is going through inspections of the poles and the transformers on them. 

"Some poles need to be replaced and we will lose some installed hardware," Bellmore Chamber President Debby Izzo said. "We will be replacing hardware over the course of the year and getting ready for an all out lighting next year."

"Thanks for understanding and passing the word around town," Izzo added. "We all have our burdens from Sandy. Let us continue to help those around us that need it in the spirit of the holidays."

What do you think of the snowflakes not going up this year? Tell us in the comments below.

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Betti November 22, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Perfectly Understandable.... But They Will Be Missed. Looking Forward to a Happier New Year!
Jill November 22, 2012 at 07:11 AM
seriously? after all we've been through, you have to ask? snow flakes? people are homeless, have financial losses, etc. Snowflakes?
EB November 24, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Its funny, my kids just mentioned that they missed the snowflakes. I hadn't noticed. Let's hope for a better year next year.
Ralph A. November 25, 2012 at 01:28 PM
We was talking about it this weekend while decorating the house, and noticing them missing in both Bellmore and Merrick. Then we saw this story. I hope next year it will be better and also maybe fixing the dead areas where some of the snowfalkes wasn't lit (maybe a bad connection someplace). Otherwise it won't be the same without seeing them this year.
EB November 28, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Merrick got their snowflakes. Sniff
Ralph A. December 02, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Last night driving to a friend's in Merrick I did see the lighted snowflakes on Merrick Ave and here the Bellmore village with the lighted garland over Bedford Ave. So at least we'are getting into the holiday around.

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