UGI has provided Dupont Borough with a status update on gas lines for the “Get Gas” project. UGI will begin installing a gas main on Gill Street this year and expect to start construction at the end of June.
Streets in Phase 2 that are proposed to have gas lines installed this calendar year are: Hill, Highland, New, Holden, Everhart and Walnut streets and Wyoming and Lackawanna avenues. Exact schedule will be announced at a later time.
Phase 3 is scheduled with a 2019 construction timeline and would likely include Penn and Hillside avenues, Elm, Pine, Ash, Florence, Hemlock and Spruce streets, Park Place and the block of Bridge Street between Center and Main streets.
The list will be posted on the bulletin board in the borough building and also on the Dupont website, dupontpa.us.
For information, contact the borough secretary at 570-655-6216.
Dupont Borough has a newly designed website that is available to residents at dupontpa.us.
Any group or organizations having events they would like posted on the new site can email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it directly to the new website. The site also includes a list of businesses and emergency numbers.
Dupont Borough is seeking a CDL driver and workers for the summer. Applications are available at the municipal office during regular business hours.
For additional information on available positions, please call the borough office at 570-655-6216.
Lions Club news
Dupont Lions Club recently mailed letters to community residents asking for financial support for the club. All money contributed will be used toward all of the club’s projects, including the Christmas lights, Easter egg hunt, Halloween safety stations, children’s Christmas party and the Hometown Heros Banners. As always, the Lions Club thanks the community for its continued generosity.
Dupont Lions Club’s monthly food distribution will be held at Holy Mother of Sorrows Parish hall from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26. All qualifying residents of Dupont and Suscon are eligible.
Dupont Lions Club’s next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. All members are urged to attend. The 500 prizes for next year’s Easter egg hunt need to be sorted and stored.
Dupont Lions welcome Ellen Price as the latest member to join the Lions.
The 2018 Lions Club Scholarships are now available. The scholarships are open only to Dupont resident high school graduates who plan on attending college. Applications are available at the Dupont Municipal Building or contact Lion Annmarie Paddock at 570-407-0231.
Crime Watch news
The April meeting of the Dupont Neighborhood Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Dupont Borough Building. Following a brief business meeting, the group will be touring the Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance (Medic 29) Headquarters in Pittston to learn about the organization’s service to our area, meet the personnel and see their equipment.
Crime Watch meetings are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Residents are encouraged to attend Crime Watch meetings and to bring their neighbors and friends to help keep Dupont safe.
Get to know Dupont’s own Fred Lokuta, service committee chairman of Catholic Social Services Development Programs Board.
He recently was interviewed by Fran Swiacki, executive director of the Development Programs Division of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. You can watch the interview on youtube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqtP1Ck9fAk.
Ice cream, anyone?
May the Fourth be with you! Twisterz Ice Cream on Main is excited to announce opening day for the 2018 ice cream season will be held Friday, May 4 .The ice cream shop will be offering some special “Star Wars” themed items along with its full menu.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there this upcoming season!
Sacred Heart news
The Women’s Society of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church will hold its annual springtime bale sale and raffle Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29. The bake sale will be held during and after the weekend Masses. Raffle tickets will be available at the bake sale or by contacting the rectory office at 570-654-3713. Raffle drawing will be held after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 29.
Sacred Heart will hold a flea market Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6, in the church hall. Collection of items has begun. Gently used items in good condition can be dropped off in the church hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays.
Items accepted include household items, kitchen items, toys, holiday decorations, books, jewelry and furniture. Note that electronics and clothing will not be accepted.
Last day to drop off items is Wednesday, May 3.
All proceeds benefit the parish building fund.
Sacred Heart will remove the old pews from the church on Monday, May 21, to make way for the interior renovations work. Perhaps you would like the pew where you and your family have sat for decades. If interested, please contact Kathy at the parish office during regular business hours as soon as possible at 570-654-3713. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays. You can make a request for a specific pew or even a number of pews. Pews will be given on a first come, first served basis. Pews must be picked up Monday, May 21.
Youth Baseball news
Dupont Youth Baseball Organization will hold its third annual chicken barbecue fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Dupont Youth Baseball Field’s Centerfield Pavilion. Eat in dinners or takeouts will be available. Donations is $10 and tickets are available at the Dupont Baseball Field from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday or at the Dupont Municipal Office during business hours. Menu includes half a barbecue chicken, coleslaw, corn on the cob, roll and dessert. Purchase your tickets early as last year event was an early sellout.
Dupont Youth Baseball Organization’s 2018 T-ball teams are: Marek Landscaping, Darbenzio Eye Care, Dupont Monument Shop, Arena Trucking, Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars and Polish American Citizens Club.
Schedule for April is:
Saturday, April 21: 10 a.m., Marek Landscaping vs. Dupont Monument Shop; 11:15 a.m., Darbenzio Eye Care vs. Dupont VFW; 12:30 p.m., Arena Trucking vs. PACC.
Saturday, April 28: 10 a.m., Dupont Monument Shop vs. PACC; 11:15 a.m., Dardenzio Eye Care vs. Arena Trucking; 12:30 p.m., Marek Landscaping vs. Dupont VFW
The concession stand is open during all the scheduled games.
Tax collection office hours during the face period, which began April 12, are from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Dupont Municipal Building, 600 Chestnut St.
Last day to pay taxes at the face amount is Monday, June 11.
Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 announces the recently elected officers for VFW Post 4909 and the Home Association.
VFW 4909 Post officers for 2018-19 are: Commander Mark Roney, Senior Vice President Bob Lopata, Junior Vice President John Milewski, Quartermaster Joe O’Hara, Adjutant Joe O’Hara, Service Officer Gerard Gurnari, Sergeant- at-Arms Joe Stefanowicz, Judge Advocate Dave Burrier, Chaplain John Phillips and Surgeon Sal Alaimo. Trustees are Sal Alaimo, Joe Barycki and Joe Giambra.
Home Association officers for 2018 are: President Bob Lopata, who begins his 15th year; Vice President Jimmy Jones, Secretary John Phillips and Treasurer Joe O’Hara. Directors are Sam Guarnieri, John Milewski, Mark Roney, Joe Stefanowicz and Ed Zielinski Sr.
Dupont VFW Post 4909 will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the post home.
Many items of importance will be discussed and reports given. Commander Mark Roney will preside and the Home Association meeting will follow.
Refreshments will be served after both meetings.
A community paper shredding event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Healey Playground, Wright and Foote avenues in Duryea.
The event is sponsored by State Rep. Mike Carroll and state Sen. John Blake in conjunction with the Avoca, Dupont and Duryea police departments and Crime Watch groups.
Bring your old bills, bank statements, medical records, cancelled checks, old tax returns or any document you would like to have permanently destroyed. A representative from Shed-It Management will be on hand to securely destroy your sensitive materials. You can bring up to 2 boxes of outdated documents per household.
Hose company officers
Dupont Volunteer Hose Company recently held election of officers. Officers were installed by Dupont’s own Judge Fred Pierontoni. Newly installed officers are: President Bernie Babonis, Vice President Judy Cocco, Treasurer Gary Kaspriski, Secretary Pat Golla, Fire Chief Don Hudzinski, Assistant Fire Chief John McAcArdle and Membership Secretary Charles Tetlack. Board of directors includes Tom Titton, Joe Lokuta, John Lizak, Chris Yacovelli, Joseph Karaffa and Robert Stoshick. Albert Mihalka is sergeant-at-arms.
Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at email@example.com or call 570-301-2176 by Monday.