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For the convenience of Dupont residents, the borough has provided a drop box in the foyer of the borough building. No cash will be accepted. The foyer will be open during regular business hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. At left, Tax Collector Sue Gregory stands by the new drop box.

Wednesday, May 13, members of AMVETS Post 189 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will place flags at Holy Mother of Sorrows Cemetery beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by placement at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. Rain date is Thursday, May 14. Crosses with the names of Dupont’s fallen heroes also will be placed on the fence adjacent the VFW.

Blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus School on Lackawanna Avenue.

Council notices

Dupont Borough will continue with its audiovisual meetings, with the next being held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Callers will again have the opportunity to comment and ask questions at the end of the session. Check the borough website at for information to access the video conference.

Council has again extended the state of emergency declaration until June 13, unless terminated or modified by further action of council. The municipal offices are closed to the public but the work of borough government continues. Those seeking to do public business may call the borough office at 570-655-6216, ext. 101 and may mail payments and correspondence to the borough building, 600 Chestnut Street, Dupont, PA 18641 or place items in the lock box in the foyer of the borough building.

For emergencies, always call 911. Non-emergency police number is 570-654-9971.

Please refer to the borough website for additional information and updates.

Sewer bill extension

The 2020 sewer bills scheduled for mail delivery at the end of April will be mailed at the end of May instead. Due date will be extended to July 31, instead of June 30. Payment will only be accepted by mail at this time, until otherwise announced. No penalty will be charged as long as sewer bills are paid by the new extended date.

Contact information update

Borough Manger Patty McDonald is trying to update computer files with residents’ email addresses. Some residents provided the information on the refuse billing cards, but most did not.

In order to email updates to residents about changes taking place now or in the future, McDonald is asking residents to email contact information to under the subject: file update. The body of the email should include name, address and cell phone. Then the borough can send email updates to residents. Or, instead of emailing McDonald, residents can include a note with their email address and phone number with any correspondence or bills paid to the borough, such as the tax bill. Call the office for information.

Lions food distribution

The monthly food distribution sponsored by the Dupont Lions Club will be held at noon Thursday, May 28, at the borough building. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.

Medication disposal

You can safely dispose of unused or expired medicine by dropping them in the prescription collection drop box located inside the Dupont Municipal Building during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please remove personal information from all bottles. Ring the bell in the building foyer for access to the collection drop box.

Items accepted are: prescriptions, prescription patches and ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples and medication for pets.

Non-acceptable items include: thermometers, hydrogen peroxides, inhalers and needles, medications from businesses or clinical sand aerosol cans. 

Sacred Heart news

The monthly picnic collections for the Sacred Heart Picnic for May is sports items/memorabilia. Donations for liquor, instant lottery, restaurant, supermarkets and business gift cards are still being accepted until the picnic. Sacred Heart Picnic will be held July 30-Aug. 1.

The Mass and potluck dinner to celebrate the centennial of the church building will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Details to follow.

Tickets for the Confraternity of Christian Mothers spring raffle have been mailed to all parishioners. Please make your returns by May 31. Cash prices of $500 to $100 will be drawn Tuesday, June 9, at the potluck dinner.

Sportsmen cancel meetings

Elm Street Sportsmen’s Club has cancelled its meetings until further notice.

We all scream for ice cream

Choo-Choo Ice Cream on Main Street opened for business on April 29, drawing a large crowd on its first day of business. They took the social distancing seriously by placing bricks in the walkway marking the 6-foot requirement.

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