In my research this week, I found that Jan. 12 is National Pharmacist Day. Pharmacists are one of the many health care heroes fighting for our health and safety each day, and as we move into January we owe them a huge thank you.

Pharmacists work hard to provide us with the medicines we need to stay healthy and prevent diseases or complications. But they do more than just give us our medication when we visit our local pharmacy. They can give us advice on how to take multiple medications to avoid reactions and improve our overall health, and they’re our partners in taking charge of our health.

So whether you personally know a pharmacist or meet with one this week, thank them for their continued service in keeping you, your friends and your family healthy.

Council news

The Hughestown Borough Building is now open to the public with office hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Council reminds residents to properly remove snow from their properties and not throw it onto the road when shoveling.

Trash bills for 2021 will be sent out in January or February. Updates to come.

Council reminds residents the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority drop-off box is located to the left of the borough building. No stamp is needed and the bill payment will be picked up daily.

Trash and recycling

Mondays, newspaper and cardboard are collected; Tuesday is glass and plastic, and Wednesday is ash.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins, including ashes. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin to be picked up. All recyclables must be clean and rinsed and jars must be empty.

All mattresses must be encased in plastic for pickup.

All questions regarding trash collection are to be directed to the borough building at 570-654-2061.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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