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Pastor Dave Hirtle
Pastor Dave Hirtle

Saving a cemetery to preserve a community

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Across the North Country, cemeteries are disappearing behind thickets of tall grass and brambles. Long-time residents fear they're losing a part of their community - and an important link to their past. Many towns are trying to maintain their cemeteries. But mowing the grounds and tending the graves are straining local budgets. In Crown Point, the responsibility of maintaining the town graveyard fell on one man. Now, that torch has passed to a North Country newcomer. Jonathan Brown has our story.

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Forest Dale Cemetery (Hammond Memorial center background)

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