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Lions donate laptop for police cruiser The Hughestown Lions Club recently donated a laptop computer to be used in one of the Hughestown Police Department’s cruisers. The computer will aid officers responding to calls and traffic stops and will help the Hughestown officers better communicate with other agencies. From left, are Hughestown Police Chief Jim Halford, Hughestown Lions Club President Steve Golya and Hughestown Police Officer Rudy Navarro.

Jan. 20th means National Cheese Lovers Day is here! It’s been a while since I talked about one of these awesome celebratory days, and I think that this is a good one to bring it back with.

National Cheese Lovers Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and make some warm cheese soups. It’s getting really cold out — perfect weather for beer cheese soup, broccoli cheddar and cheesy potato soup.

Pair it with a gooey grilled cheese sandwich and you’re well on your way to celebrating this awesome holiday quite perfectly!

Cozy up with some cheese soup and check out what’s going on in the borough:

Lions Club donation

Hughestown Lions Club recently donated a laptop computer to the Hughestown Police Department.

The computer will be used in one of the police cruisers to aid officers responding to calls, emergencies and traffic stops. The laptop also will be used for communicating with other agencies.

Council news

Council extends its sympathies to the family of Jay Delaney for their loss. Delaney served for many years as mayor of Hughestown and will be missed by many. A beautiful service was held with many in attendance. The flag is placed on the borough building in his memory.

Residents attended the work session asking questions about the Pittston City sewer maintenance fee. More information is to come.

Christmas trees will be picked up Thursdays and Fridays. Hughestown residents should set them out on the curb for pick up.

More information to come on full-time service of garbage, recycling, garden debris and ashes to be picked up weekly.

The new operations manager for Hughestown Borough was announced at the Jan. 10 borough meeting, and council is excited to welcome Maureen Murphy. She will work with Angie Acierno during the transition and her office will be located on the main floor of the borough building. Her schedule will be made available for everyone once it is set. Stay tuned for more information to come, and join in welcoming Maureen!

Council has replied to all calls for bulk item pickup from borough residents. Mascaro & Sons will be collecting the garbage at the same price as last year. Council will go through names and make sure everyone is sent a bill.

Council reminds residents that all mattresses and box springs must be placed in plastic before they can be taken.

If your collection is missed, please call the borough building at 570-654-2061.

Crime Watch news

If you’d like to get involved with the Hughestown Neighborhood Crime Watch, the group meets in the borough building at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month.

The next meeting of the Hughestown Neighborhood Crime Watch will be held Feb. 4. Lynda Hoban will preside and the guest speaker will be attorney Angela Sperrazza, borough solicitor.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email kdemace@pittstonprogress.com or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.