Grant to be used to fix a Greenfield cemetery

The Green River Cemetery was damaged by a landslide

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Mayor’s Office told 22News FEMA has award the Town of Greenfield a $163-thousand grant. The town will use that money to improve the Green River Cemetery which is on Wisdom Way.

Back in March of 2011, there was a landslide at that cemetery causing significant damage and threatening some burial sites. Ever since, there have been smaller repairs to take care of the problem.

Dwight McCullough of Greenfield said it’s only right that the cemetery receives the improvements it needs. “I feel good about that, really, there are people who have passed away and it’s out of respect for that, they should fix it up and everything should be nice, you know.”

Some of the improvements that’ll be made are a new drainage system and landscaping the slope so that another landslide doesn’t happen. Mayor William Martin told 22News that they expect to start working on the cemetery in the next six months.

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