CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 11, 2008

IN NEW ENGLAND, HISTORY CONFLICTS WITH PROGRESS

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

IN NEW ENGLAND, HISTORY CONFLICTS WITH PROGRESS

 

I am finally at a computer where I can post original items freely. The situation I discuss below is one that can happen in Anytown, U. S. A. My husband and I became part of the conflict after finally locating a family cemetery we had unsuccessfully searched for during previous trips to a New England town.

 

When a person purchases a piece of property at the far end of a quiet neighborhood, they should expect privacy.

 

Where cemeteries exist, persons who are descendants of the buried should expect to have access to their ancestor’s burial sites.

 

This is the core of the conflict facing New England residents in a condominium development and descendents of those buried in a small family cemetery. The kernel of the debate is whose rights triumph. Can the condominium management bar non-residents from using the road that is the only access to the cemetery?

 

Although the developer of the condominium allegedly agreed to (more…)

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