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Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Whether you’re quarantined together or setting nightly video chats to connect with each other, this year it’s more important than ever to let mom know how much she means to you.

Call, text or bring mom up breakfast this Mother’s Day and make it feel like nothing has changed all that much for her. Because, while you may not be able to hug and kiss today, your love is all she needs this special day.

We’ll never forget the year our traditions were uprooted, and one day we’ll be telling our great-grandchildren about the pandemic we lived through, but those stories can be positive. They can be about how we made it work and came out stronger and more resourceful because of it.

It can be about how we learned to grocery shop for three weeks worth of meals, and how we still made mom feel like she was the only mother in the world with a three-hour long video call.

Whatever we do today, we’ll surely never forget this Mother’s Day.

Council news

Council urges residents to complete the 2020 census. You can either fill the survey out online or on paper and send it through the mail. Whatever you choose, this is your chance to participate in a survey that only takes a few minutes but will impact your life for the next 10 years.

Council reminds residents to fill out an application for an absentee ballot through the county for the June 2 state primary election.

Borough hours

The borough office remains closed.

Check back here for updates.

Residents can call the borough at 570-654-2061 and leave a message for anything of importance and borough officials will reply in a timely manner.

Call the police department at 570-654-2082 or in an emergency, call 911.

Paper shredding

Hughestown Borough’s annual paper shredding is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6. Check back here for updates.

Burning ordinance

Residents are reminded all burning of paper, paper products, trash and construction materials is prohibited, including in instances when it was previously authorized on private property. Use of fire pits for cooking and entertainment is allowed and the fire department can burn materials for instructional purposes. Anyone who violates this ordinance is subject to a $50-$300 fine.

Yard waste and recycling

Lawn waste collection has begun for the season.

Branches must be bundled and are to be no more than 3 inches in diameter and 3 feet in length. Also, no logs are to be put out for collection.

There is a 30-pound limit on all bins and all branches must be bundled.

Residents are reminded to break down boxes for recycling. No boxes will be picked up with recycling that are not broken down. Newspapers go in a brown bag or in a bin to be picked up.

Remember to rinse containers before recycling.

Council thanks residents for following these guidelines.

Well wishes

Council sends happy birthday wishes to former Councilman Dave Stefanosky, on May 6 and to Mary Grace Pupa, May 7.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.