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The Town

September 11, 2013

Town board opposes Amigone crematory reopening


Tonawanda News — Knoer confirmed that Amigone is also appealing a judge’s decision that upheld a state cemetery board ruling prohibiting Amigone from moving the crematory from its Sheridan Drive property. 

In the state’s determination, the board said that combined funeral entities and crematories were prohibited in a decision in 1998, but Amigone’s Sheridan Drive location was grandfathered in.

“This provision only permits the funeral entity to continue to operate the same crematory it was operating before that date,” the board stated.

The appeal will be heard in February, Knoer said. 

Newberry said Monday that she hopes the board’s support will assist residents as the process continues. 

“We are looking forward to working with the town on a way to evaluate the complaints if the crematory does reopen,” she said. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.

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