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While the weather this weekend is looking a lot nicer than it has in a while, I’m not convinced we’re in the clear yet. I will not stop dreaming of the warm sun until we have it for more than one day!

However, now is a great time to plan your upcoming vacations. Amidst the dreary and cold days, dreaming of tropical escapes is destined to lift your mood and help get you through the next few weeks (or months!).

We all work hard, and it’s important to take the time to disconnect and reset. Set aside an hour or so this weekend looking up flights, campgrounds, hotels and more to get in the spirit for vacation season! It’s likely just what you’ll need to get through the last weeks of winter.

In the meantime, here’s what’s going on in town:

Council news

Council will hold a discussion on issues with street parking during snow storms, specifically in Stauffer Heights and on Kenley Street.

Councilman Steve Golya is checking into roads with problems and bids will be given out for the project.

The rebate for the trash fee will be extended due to some residents not getting their mail on time. More information to come.

Information on recycling and garbage collection will be available on the desk in the borough building. Residents needing information on either are encouraged to stop by the building.

Council asks that residents call trash collector J.P. Mascaro if their trash was not picked up or if they have any issues with the service. Call them at 1-800-243-7575. Their business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Police report

Hughestown police reported one drug incident, one alarm, one citation, 39 arrests, 20 criminal mischiefs, and 66 total calls for January.

Hose company report

Hughestown Hose Company reported four activated fire alarms, five cancellations en route, 35 EMS calls, five investigations, two motor vehicle accidents, two public assists, two structure fires, and 56 total calls for January.

Crime watch news

Hughestown Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at the Hughestown Hose Company. All residents are encouraged to attend and new members are always welcome.

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

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