From hot summer days to the picturesque fall scenery this part of the country has to offer, we’re very lucky we are to live in the area we do. This past week has been absolutely beautiful in NEPA.

There’s no denying that it’s hard not being able to travel and see the world, but finding new areas to explore right here in our backyard has been a special gift this year. Hikes, walks around the neighborhood and drives give us a glimpse at the beauty in our backyards.

And it makes the excitement to be able to once again travel so much stronger, and we’ll appreciate it more when we’re able to get up and go. In the meantime, staying safe and seeing new places right at home is plenty. Enjoy!

Council news

A Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority drop box has been placed to the left of the Borough Building. It will be maintained by WVSA and pick up will be daily. No stamp is needed for the WVSA drop off box.

A copy of the minutes of the borough council meetings will be displayed in the borough building after each monthly meeting. For a copy, visit the office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hughestown residents are reminded of the following important phone numbers: borough office, 570-654-2061 and police non-emergency number 570-654-2082.

Council reminds residents to be mindful of the street department work crew in the coming months when it begins to snow. Please do not block streets to allow for snow plowing.

Trash collection

Hughestown Borough will continue to use J.P. Mascaro & Sons for trash pickup in 2021, with a rate increase of 5%.

One bulk sticker a month will be allowed for each resident, free of charge. Pick up your bulk item sticker at the borough building during normal office hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.

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

Ash pick up will start Wednesday, Oct. 28. The last pick up for yard waste will be Wednesday, Oct. 21.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins. 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. If recyclables aren’t rinsed, it can contaminate the entire batch, resulting in it being added to the landfill.

Pool water disposal

Property owners should be mindful of proper pool water discharge guidelines. Pool water is not allowed to be aimed at streets or roadways, where it will ultimately end up in streams and rivers.

Water from swimming pools and hot tubs often contains high levels of chlorine, which is harmful to fish and aquatic life.

Instead of directing pool or hot tub water onto the roadways, release it onto grassed areas of your property.

Hose company drive

Hughestown Fire Department thanks all who have donated so far during the truck fund drive, which helps pay toward the 2018 E-One Typhoon Pumper loan.

There’s still time to donate. You can make donations through Nov. 15.

Please support the hose company. All donations, of any amount, are appreciated.

Well wishes

Council sends its condolences to Angela Sperrazza and her family on the passing of her grandmother, Angela Trotta Sperrazza.

Council also sends get well wishes to Eddie Richards.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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