New Ipswich cemetery’s future is anybody guess after state objects to graves
“Something happened in the 1980s so that the cemetery trustees felt comfortable burying people in that area,” he said. But that piece of the puzzle remains a mystery.
Selectman George Lawrence, who has served as a cemetery trustee, said he recalls some confusion over who had rights to the land, but can’t remember how the question was settled. And because the issue was raised for the first time in recent weeks, town officials haven’t been able to trace their steps back to the 1980s to find the necessary documentation.
“Let’s get all the facts together first,” he said.
“It’s $500 every time we open up a grave,” he said. “It would cost us double to have to move and rebury someone.”
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