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Dupont Borough Manager Patty McDonald announces recycling chances. For now, only cans, bottles and plastics with symbols numbers of 1, 2, and 3 will be collected. The original flyer given out had acceptable collectable numbers 1 to 7. The borough is waiting for a new brochure from the recycling center to update residents as new information is available.

No stryofoam, takeout containers, toys and plastic bags can be recycled.

Please follow your borough calendar for dates on recycling.

The borough thanks residents for their patience and understanding as these changes are made.

The deadline for the refuse/recycling fees was Jan. 31. A 10 percent late fee is now added to the payments.

Also, save the date for a paper shredding and electronic recycling, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the municipal building. Shredding will be held in front of the borough building and electronic recycling will be held in the rear of the building.

VFW Valentine’s dance

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 Home Association will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

The party will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the post home. A dinner buffet will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Music will be provided by Millennium from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The bar will remain open until 12:30 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

Donations are $30 per person. For tickets and reservations, please call Bob Lopata at the VFW or call 570-654-9104. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Feb. 8.

Dupont VFW meeting

VFW Post 4909 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the post home.

The Home Association meeting will follow. Food and refreshments will be served after both meetings.

Tax announcement

Dupont Tax Collector Susan Gregory announces the 2019 municipal tax bills will be mailed the first week of February.

The tax office hours at the municipal building during rebate period will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If there are cases where you can’t make it during these set hours and days, contact Susan at 570-655-6216 to make special arrangements.

Also, please contact the tax office if you have not received your 2019 tax bills.

There has been no increase in the 2019 municipal millage rate.

Greater Pittston Little League registration

Greater Pittston Area Little League will conduct two in-person registrations for the upcoming spring season. Registration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Both will be held at the Avoca Dupont Little League field, 498 Commerce St., Avoca.

The prices are: T-ball, ages 4-6, free; coach pitch, ages 6 to 9, $45; minors, ages 8 to 10, $75, and majors, ages 9 to 12, $75. There is a $110 sibling maximum.

Please bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate. Three forms of residency are required. The first type would be one of either a driver’s license, school records, vehicle records, employment records, or insurance documents. The second would be one of either welfare/childcare records, federal record, state record, local municipality record, support payments, homeowner or tenant records, or military records. The third type would be one of either voter registration, utility bill, financial record, medical record, internet, cable, satellite record. Online registration is also available at gplittleleague.com.  

Any child who lives or goes to school in Avoca, Dupont, Duryea or Pittston City is eligible to play for the Greater Pittston Area Little League.

Avoca-Dupont Little League registration

Avoca-Dupont Little League will hold its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. The meeting will be conducted at the Avoca Borough Building. Agenda items include spring registration, player evaluations, opening day ceremonies and the continued combing of leagues with Pittston City and Duryea Little Leagues, was well as regular league business. Everyone is invited to attend.

Dupont Volunteer Hose Company’s 54th annual all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 3, at the hose company home on Main Street. Cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

The Dupont Volunteer Hose Company meets the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the company home on Main Street. New members are always welcome.

AMVETS news

Greater Pittston American Veterans Association Post 189 thanks the sponsors who gave generously to the “Sponsor a Veteran Christmas Drive” this December. At the Jan. 17 meeting, Commander Bernie McDonald announced that because of the success of the campaign, Post 189 can once again fund breakfasts and luncheons for the veterans at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Plains Twp., as well as host them as guests at the annual family picnic and 2019 Christmas party.

The post would like to thank the businesses and individuals who gave $50 or more to sponsor a veteran and to allow this program to continue. The AMVETS salutes the public’s generosity. The AMVETS also recognize disc jockey Michael Truszkowski, who donates his music at all of the events, including at the AMVETS annual family picnic this past summer. His only request is that Post 189 make a donation on his behalf to a veterans organization. This year he chose the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.

Post 189 is looking forward to another year helping area veterans, educating youth through the Patriotism Program at the schools, posting colors on commemorative holidays and at community events, serving as honor guards at fallen and deceased heroes’ funerals, and hosting social activities. All these activities are made possible through the sponsors, the ladies auxiliary, the members, and the post’s honor guard.

The post meets the third Thursday of every month. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Polish American Citizen’s Club, Elm Street, Dupont. All veterans are welcome.

Snow ordinance

The Department of Public Works asks Dupont residents to be mindful of the snow ordinance. Please note, after an initial snowfall, DPW will first plow the center of the roadways to open lanes for traffic. On the second day following the snow storm, the ordinance states that with a snowfall of 3 inches or more, by 7 a.m. it will be unlawful for anyone to park a vehicle on designated sides of streets. On the first day after the storm there will be no parking on the even side of the street to facilitate clearing of snow. The next day there will be no parking on the odd side of the street. Alleys are plowed after the main roads are cleared and opened.

Please park in driveways or follow the ordinance so the streets can be cleaned. Do not call the municipal office after the truck has passed and ask DPW to come back because you have moved your vehicle.

Please clean sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall.

It is illegal for anyone to throw snow onto the roadway when cleaning driveways or sidewalks. Piling snow in intersections also is not permitted.

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