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Dupont Tax Collector Susan Gregory announces the 2019 municipal tax bills were 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, you can contact Susan at 570-655-6216 to make 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.

Hose company breakfast

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.

Recycling changes

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 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.

Chef’s corner reopening

The wait is finally over. After a seven-month sabbatical Chef’s Corner finally opened its doors at its new location at the Pittston Commons Walmart Center. New location but the same great food.

Snow ordinance

Dupont Public Works Department reminds residents of its snow removal plan. The department first plows the center of the roadway to open a lane of traffic. The second day or the 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.

Sacred Heart news

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will celebrate a Healing Mass on Monday, Feb. 11, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, at 7:30 am, in observance of the 27th World Day of the Sick. During Mass, there will be a communal celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for anyone acutely or chronically ill, anyone suffering a debilitating condition or facing surgery, the elderly and all who might be a candidate for this sacrament.

Homebound parishioners of Sacred Heart are reminded that they may have Holy Communion brought to them on the First Friday of each month by calling the parish office and requesting this service. This spiritual care is offered by our Pastoral Outreach Apostolate to any parishioner who, because of illness or advanced age, cannot leave their homes or attend Mass. Home visitation may be requested for a certain period of recovery time or for a more permanent basis. Confession and anointing of the sick are offered to all home bound parishioners every Advent and Lent.

Sacred Heart’s fourth grade CCD class will serve at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 10. All CCD students are required to attend. CCD classes will not be held Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. Classes will resume Sunday, Feb. 24.

Save the Date: On May 4/5 Sacred Heart will be holding a flea market in the church hall. If you have items in good condition that you no longer want or need, you are kindly asked to hold on to them until April, at which time Sacred Heart will begin accepting donations in the church hall. Items that will be accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry, and furniture. Please note that electronics and clothing will not be accepted. All money raised will benefit the parish Building Fund.

Little League meeting

Avoca-Dupont Little League will hold its next monthly meeting on Sunday, February 10th. The meeting will be conducted at the Avoca Boro building beginning at 6pm. 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.

Elm Street Sportsmen

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Polish American Citizens Club. John Lizak will preside.

Penguin visit

Anthony Angello of the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins will stop by the PNC Bank at the Dupont Branch Office, 281 S. Main St. on Monday, February 11 from 3:30 to 4:30.