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Opinion

June 4, 2014

Letter: Upset with state of Hamilton cemetery

To the editor:

I was very disappointed in the condition of the Hamilton Cemetery on Memorial Day. There were many brown spots of winter kill that had not been replanted in the older part of the cemetery, and the quality of the mowing was very bad for that day of remembering our lost love ones, veterans, police and firefighters. I just visited the cemetery June 2 to water the flowers on my family’s plot and only one small portion of the cemetery has been mowed since Memorial Day. It appears to be very poorly maintained with the grass so long.

Is this how our bond rating got raised to AAA — by lowering the budget for maintaining the cemetery? Remember, the people buried here built this town, fought and died to protect it. I believe this well-to-do little town can do a lot better in remembering our lost loved ones.

Bill Walsh

South Hamilton

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