Sunday, February 28, 2010

Volunteers restoring LI's abandoned cemeteries

Today's Long Island Newsday has a story reporting on efforts in the Town of Babylon to conserve and maintain its abandoned cemeteries (click on the blog title link).

From the article:

'Under state law, towns must take over the care of abandoned cemeteries.'
"'There's no doubt that there's all kinds of historic value to our rural cemeteries,' [Lindsey] Henry [Babylon Town board member] said."

While the Town of Babylon is expanding its efforts to conserve and maintain its historic abandoned cemeteries, our Town of Brookhaven is spending thousands of dollars to fight a citizens lawsuit that would require the Town to perform the minimal maintenance required by New York State law.

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