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Nearly 100 Signed Up For Cemetery Stewards Program

Newly-established group to help maintain 56 historic sites.

More than 50 participants attended the orientation of the newly-established cemetery stewards program at Huntington Village’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building Saturday, according to a town press release. 

Established by Town Board member Susan Berland, the program requires that registered stewards complete an evaluation on the condition of their chosen cemetery four times annually. There are currently 96 registered stewards participating with the program. 

“The Town of Huntington is committed to the continued preservation and maintenance of its 56 historic cemeteries”, said Berland. “We are proud to have so many of these treasured properties and the response to the cemetery steward program has been overwhelming.  I encourage anyone interested in becoming a cemetery steward to visit the town website and register today.”

Also at the event, Town Historian Robert Hughes shared some local history with attendees.  

J. Christopher November 15, 2011 at 04:52 PM
@Kim. History-shmistory, like Rodney Dangerfield said- cemeteries and golf courses are the two biggest wastes of prime real estate. Bulldoze'em and build some affordable housing. Then we can stuff'em full of the minorities you are looking for in that picture. I know you miss me. See ya round.
Patched Out 2 November 15, 2011 at 05:05 PM
Well that comment is pretty funny coming from someone who once advocated for a golf course on the site where Avalon Bay is to built!
J. Christopher November 15, 2011 at 09:58 PM
Did I say golf course? I meant cemetery. We could shove all the blood sucking ghouls from town hall in there along with the ghostly promises of revitalization and the dead housing policies and so on and so forth. Wait a minute, 26 acres could never hold all of that. Maybe we should acquire Bonavitas other parcel on Pulaski. Just a thought.
Patched Out 2 November 15, 2011 at 10:34 PM
That's a strange thing for you to say as I thought you liked Mr. Mayoka and Mr. Cook! In any event, here is your chance to speak up and tell them to cut their salary to save you a few bucks (or request that the cuts be used to fund the arts like I am). http://huntington.patch.com/articles/opinion-town-budget-is-fiscally-responsible
Bobby Jaxx November 16, 2011 at 07:44 PM
For once we agree, Kim, although I really don't care what race the volunteers are..

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