Town of Hillsborough Weekly Digest: Nov. 24, 2021

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

The following is a summary of recent news releases and key reminders:

Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting Dec. 5; Some Streets to Be Closed

Hillsborough's annual holiday parade and tree lighting will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, and traffic will be rerouted around the downtown area late that afternoon.

Indoor Mask Mandate Continues for Orange County

The continued mask mandate is due to the holidays approaching and a rise in COVID cases. It applies to anyone age 2 and older and includes public transportation facilities and vehicles. Hillsborough Mayor Jenn Weaver said, “I am so appreciative of our community’s continued dedication to doing our part to keep infection numbers low and to ensure less stress on our hospitals ... this small act of courtesy can save someone’s life.” 

Holiday Service Changes

Garbage collection routes that normally would be served on Thursday, Nov. 25, were to be collected today. Friday routes will be collected on Monday, Nov. 29. See the curbside collections calendar

Show Your Sewer System Some Gratitude: Keep Grease Out

Working sewer pipes are something to be thankful for! Make sure to keep food scraps and grease from going down your drains. Those bits of food and grease are the second leading cause of clogged pipes and can lead to sewer overflows in and outside of your home.

Gold Park Dog Park to Close Tuesday for New Mulch

The dog park at Gold Park, 415 Dimmocks Mill Road, will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 30, while fresh mulch is spread. The new mulch will be a soft, triple-shredded hardwood variety, and the work will take the entire day.

Volunteers Needed to Remove Invasive Plants and Litter

The Town of Hillsborough is thankful for the volunteers who make our community an even nicer place to live. We could use the help of more volunteers interested in improving our public spaces. Please consider signing up.