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A selfless resident of the Greater Pittston Area, 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo was an outstanding member of his community before he was tragically killed in Afghanistan.

However, his spirit and memory live on through his family and friends and the good done in his honor. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Wilkes-Barre Golf Club, the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund of the Luzerne Foundation will host the ninth annual 1st. Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Golf Tournament. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a captain and crew format. Tee off is at 8 a.m. and cost is $75 per golfer. This includes a riding cart and 18 holes of golf, followed by dinner and awards.

Early registration is available and encouraged to ensure a proper shirt size.

DePrimo supported the community and the nation. In honor of him, show the same support and register to play a whole day of golf for a great cause. For early registration and more information, please visit

Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance membership drive

The Greater Pittston Regional Ambulance announced the second mailing of the 2017 membership drive. Those residents who may have misplaced their original notice will have the opportunity to participate in the membership program.

Residents should note that the membership drive will end Aug. 31.

The ambulance association would especially like to thank those residents who have already contributed to this year’s membership campaign.

Jenkins Twp. sewer project

Jenkins Twp. joined the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for the Creation and Implementation of the Wyoming Valley Regional Storm Water Management Program. The agreement is with the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority and on behalf of Jenkins Twp., the authority will develop new storm water and water quality practice and projects. This will include construction of a new storm water infrastructure to control the storm water, improve the overall quality of water, and reduce the pollutants in the water.

The township sees this agreement as ultimately saving money as opposed to Jenkins trying to maintain the storm water run-off themselves.

The township also has sewer projects beginning soon on Old Mill, Fairfield and Fordham roads. These projects will include repair and replacement of pipes, as well as manhole replacements. The projects are set to begin in July. For information, please contact the township at 570-654-3315.

Police Regionalization

According to Jenkins Twp. Supervisor Bob Linskey, the Greater Pittston Police Regionalization Study Group is working on finalizing plans by Oct. 1.

The municipalities involved now include Jenkins Twp., Pittston Twp., Dupont and Laflin. Furthermore, Yatesville may be looking to join the regionalization study group, as the mayor has attended the latest meetings.

For information, call Chairman Bob Linskey at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building at 570-654-3315.

Jenkins Twp. Seniors

Meetings of the Jenkins Twp. Senior Citizens Organization are held the third Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Jenkins Twp. Hose Company, 2 Second St. For information, call Jean Mudlock at 570-654-9710.

Tax bills due

County and municipal taxes are now at the penalty amount.

In Jenkins Twp., office hours are from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays at the Jenkins Twp. Municipal Building. Payments can be sent anytime in the mail. Postmark will be accepted as payment date.

If a receipt is required, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment.

Jenkins residents who have not received a bill or who received a bill in error, please contact the tax collector.

Pittston Twp. Tax Collector Rita Timonte announced office hours for collections are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the home office, 12 E. Oak St. Pittston Twp. Payments may be mailed to the same address.

If a receipt is requested, remit all copies of the tax bill along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and payment.

Anyone who has not received a tax bill, please contact Rita at 570-654-8807. If a change of address is needed, mark the bill accordingly.

Jenkins Crime Watch

The next Jenkins Twp. Crime Watch meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman. For information, contact Chairman Joe Sperrazza at 570-654-3315.

Refuse and recycling change

Refuse and recycling will be picked up in Jenkins Twp. on Tuesday only, effective July 11. County Waste sent a letter to inform residents of the change.

Jenkins Twp. meeting

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the municipal building, 46½ Main St., Inkerman.

Unclaimed bicycles

Jenkins Twp. has about a dozen unclaimed bicycles, found within the township. The serial numbers have been advertised, yet no one has claimed any of the bikes.

If you believe one of these bikes may be yours, please contact the municipal building at 570-654-3315. Otherwise, the bikes will be donated to children in need or sold for scrap.

New planning member

Jenkins Twp. wishes to congratulate James Falzone as a new member of the planning commission.

Electronics recycling

Jenkins Twp. Board of Supervisors is planning an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 29, at the municipal building, 46 ½ Main St., Inkerman.

Jenkins Lions scholarship

Stanley Rovinski, Jenkins Twp. Lions Club president, announced the club will sponsor a scholarship award for the coming year. The club will award $500, $300 and $200 scholarships.

To be eligible, students must be residents of Jenkins Twp. and have completed a year at an accredited institution and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Only undergraduates are eligible. Drawing of the awards will be by lottery.

Applications may be obtained from any Jenkins Twp. Lion or by calling Tom Ruskey, scholarship chairman, at 570-407-3268. Deadline for submissions is July 31.

The Jenkins Twp. Lions Club has sponsored this program for 32 years.

Pittston Twp. meeting

Pittston Township Supervisors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the municipal building, 421 Broad St.

Pittston Twp. Crime Watch

Pittston Twp. Crime Watch is taking a summer break and will not meet until Wednesday, Sept. 20. Registration remains open. For information, contact Frank Sciabacucchi at 570-954-0092

Pittston Twp. yard waste

Yard waste will be picked up in Pittston Twp. throughout the summer.

The first and third Tuesday of each month, yard waste will be collected in Upper and Lower Browntown, Cork Lane, including Tedrick and Market streets west of the by-pass, Stauffer Heights, Center Street, Laurel Street, Doty Street, Mill Street, Horizon Estates and Stauffer Pointe. Yard waste will be picked up the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in Butler Heights, Suscon, Pocono Ridge Estates, Houston City, Glendale, Route 502 and Quail Hill.

Yard waste must be in containers which do not weigh more than 30 pounds. Do not use plastic bags or the yard waste will not be picked up. Paper bags can be used.

Yard waste consists of only grass, leaves and garden debris. Tree branches must be bundled and tied and be no longer than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. The following items cannot be picked up: rocks, concrete, stone, tree stumps, lumber, plastics, plastic bags and ashes.

Call the office at 570-654-0161 between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at least 24 hours prior to pickup to schedule collection.

Birthday wishes

Happy birthday this week to: Hope DeFazio, July 17; Stacey Miller and Nicole Winchell, July 18; Adam Baker-Rosario, Robert Jones and Josh Faturos, July 19; Emily Walker and Julie Danchak, July 20; Erica Muka and Chris Mack, July 21; Georgi Nikoloff, Dametria Degraffenreid, Alexis DePetro, Dalton Hazlet and Santina Kosmach, July 22; Gary Tilley, Drew Chiumento, Pat Lizza and Kristen Cebula, July 23.

Wise Words of the Week

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”— Winston Churchill (British statesman, 1874-1965).

Nico Rossi writes about Jenkins Twp. and Pittston Twp. every week. To include an item in his column, email or call 570-430-1800 or 570-821-2002 by Monday.