Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Florida town begins cemetery takeover process

Despite misgivings over finances from one town official, the Davenport commission introduced an ordinance to take over the Evergreen Cemetery. The city was asked to assume control of the cemetery because members of the cemetery association are aging and no longer up to the task of maintenance and operations.

Virginia town buying adjacent land to expand cemetery

Officials posed a hypothetical dilemma to neighbors: Would you rather have a cemetery next door or a housing development? Already, Riverside Cemetery is limted to Courtland residents, but buying another 8 acres would alleviate space concerns for now.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

No word on cell-phone tower in New Jersey cemetery

There have been a couple of hearings on this matter, but I've yet to find out whether a final decision has been reached on erecting a cell-phone tower in a cemetery in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Emergency tower OK'd in Laramie, Wyoming, cemetery

Officials in Laramie, Wyoming, approved erection of a tower for emergency communications in a local cemetery

Monday, May 10, 2010

StoneMor earnings up

The Levittown, Pa., company reports a strong first quarter.

Kentucky gas co. drills into cemetery

Workers were trying to drill at a new site, and didn't realize that they were in an old, hidden cemetery.

Utah cemetery running out of space

Officials bought local soccer fields in 1995, knowing that someday they'd need to be turned into some 11,000 cemetery plots, but that day is coming soon.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Seattle, Washington, cemetery is mapped

An old miners' cemetery is mapped by a local genealogical society. Good use of GIS.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama, seeks to prosecute owners of neglected cemetery

Officials in Montgomery, Alabama, say they will pursue criminal charges against the owners of a neglected African-American cemetery - once they find out who owns it. This is an update on an item we reported here earlier.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Camden, New Jersey, park cleanup uncovers graves

Some students cleaning up a park in Camden, New Jersey, were stunned to find a long-neglected African-American cemetery.

New landscaping at Washington cemetery

Though I have no doubts that this goes on, it's a first for me to find it. A cemetery in Washington State did a redesign of some of its grounds, and added a new "water feature."