Congratulations to Dupont’s own Stanley Knick, who became president of the board of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where he has worked representing Northeast Pennsylvania for four years. The presidential hat fits well for the avid outdoorsman, who also serves his hometown of Dupont as president of Dupont Borough Council, a position he has held for 14 of his 16 years on council. Stash, as he is known, also served two terms as president of the Dupont Lions. Currently he is financial secretary of the Polish American Citizens Club and chairman of the regional compost facility, which supports eight local communities within Greater Pittston.

Stanley, along with six other commissioners, manages all animals big and small in Pennsylvania. He has also held the positions of secretary and vice president of the game commission in his short membership on the board. Knick represents District 7, which encompasses the counties of Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.

Dupont Youth Baseball

Dupont Youth Baseball will move forward with plans for a 2021 season. Once again, registration is free as the organization operates solely on 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 with questions.

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 and recycling

Dupont’s 2021 refuse/recycling bags are now in penalty. The deadline for getting your stickers was Jan. 31. As of Feb. 1, there is a 10% additional fee, and beginning March 1, another additional 10% fee will be charged. Delinquent accounts will be sent to the magistrate in April. Please contact the municipal office to make arrangements for the refuse/recycling payment.

Snow reminders

Residents are reminded the borough’s snow ordinance requires that sidewalks be cleared of snow. Do not put snow onto roadways. During a snowfall, road maintenance takes priority over trash and recycling collection and collections may move to another day. Please be patient.

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 hours or contact Lucy Sassi, sales/marketing representative for UGI at 570-829-8664 or email

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 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 now apply online at Please call or email Patrick Stoodley at 570-287-9661, ext. 2240, or with any questions. For assistance with the online application, stop by or call the borough building during normal hours.

Sacred Heart news

Sacred Heart of Jesus Picnic committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the church hall. The committee will continue with monthly donations. Liquor donations are being sought for February. Please donate unopened bottles of liquor for the picnic’s bar raffle. You can drop off your donation in the designated basket in the back of the church. All kinds are accepted.

The Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Sacred Heart will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the church hall. The meeting will begin with the recitation of the rosary. Due to COVID, there will not be a social gathering following the meeting.

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

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