Dupont Youth Baseball will move forward with plans for a 2021 season. Once again, registration is free this season as the organization operates based solely upon support of community sponsors and league volunteers.

Players 3 to 7 years are invited to play. There are no town jurisdictions, which means all children from the area are welcome to play in Dupont.

Please follow the group’s Facebook page for upcoming registration dates, which will be announced shortly. You also may message the group directly on Facebook or email dupontybo@yahoo.com with questions.

Recycling change

Dupont residents are reminded not to put out any glass for recycling on Wednesdays, as the Dupont Public Works Department will no longer be accepting glass as part of the bi-weekly comingled recycling. The recycling center has notified Dupont Borough that they will no longer accept glass. Many area communities are facing the same situation since the recycling center’s announcement. Please place your glass out with your regular trash for collection on Mondays. The department will advise residents if this situation changes. For updates, please check the borough website at www.dupontpa.us.

Hose company breakfastDupont Hose Company’s annual breakfast will be held Sunday, May 2, at the station. The annual fundraising event is typically held in March, but was moved due to COVID restrictions.

Council meeting

Council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The next council meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9. Due to the continued renovations to the municipal building and COVID concerns, meetings will be held virtually unless otherwise announced.

Refuse bags

The 2021 refuse bags are available for purchase. Bills have been mailed and residents can pick up their bags, window sticker and calendar at the municipal office during regular business hours. The 2021 fees are $140 for residential family, $110 for seniors and $175 for commercial properties. Payments are due by Jan. 31. Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, senior citizens can mail payment with a note requesting delivery. Please list a phone number so a borough employee can call to advise you of porch delivery.

Get gas

UGI’s Get Gas Project is continuing in Dupont. Anyone interested in gas service should submit their application as soon as possible. Applications are available at the municipal office during regular business hours or contact Lucy Sassi, sales/marketing representative for UGI at 570-829-8664 or email lsassi@ugi.com.

Residents who have converted to gas or those looking into gas service are reminded UGI offers a variety of rebates and incentives to help customers lower their energy bills through the use of high efficiency equipment. Visit www.ugi.com/rebates for the allowances offered by UGI and rebate applications.

Senior housing

Luzerne County Housing Authority broke ground for new low income senior housing at the former site of the Ben Franklin School.

Prospective residents 62 or older can apply online beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at www.luzctyha.org.

Please call or email Patrick Stoodley at 570-287-9661, ext. 2240, or patricks@luzctyha.org with any questions.

For assistance with the online application, stop by or call the borough building during normal hours.

Sacred Heart news

The Holy Name Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church is holding its annual 300 Club raffle fundraiser. Tickets are available from any member. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 21. Drawings will take place during Lent.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers has canceled its Lenten pierogi sale due to the pandemic. They thank everyone who normally assists with the effort.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To list an item, email dupont.news@comcast.net or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.

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