Residents question new cemetery regulations, price of upkeep

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Hebron town meeting moderator Vern Maxfield chats with Selectman Dan Eichorn, left, and Jim Reid as town meeting got underway Saturday morning at Hebron Station School.
Hebron town meeting moderator Vern Maxfield chats with Selectman Dan Eichorn, left, and Jim Reid as town meeting got underway Saturday morning at Hebron Station School.  Photo by Leslie Dixon, Sun Media Wire

By: Amanda Johnson

HEBRON — Fifty residents gathered at the Hebron Station School last Saturday to attend the annual town meeting. Residents and selectmen had different views on how much should be spent to upkeep cemeteries for the 2014 to 2015 year.

The Hebron Budget Committee recommended that $4,000 be allotted for maintenance and upkeep on cemeteries in town. Last year, $2,000 was raised for the cemeteries, and of that money only $1,871.68 was spent. For this upcoming year, the recommendation was doubled from last year’s funds because of new laws put in place by the legislature on specific work that needs to be done for cemeteries with veteran gravestones…

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