A small private cemetery in Hartland has become a lightning rod in the
community. A prospective land buyer — VermontTel CEO Michel Guite wants
to move the old cemetery, to make room to build a house. Guite’s plan has
drawn criticism from area veterans and others, including the Vermont Old
Cemetery Association, who believes such a move is disrespectful. He spoke
with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the issue.
Nearly a month and a half
ago, the president of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, Tom Giffon, got a
phone call. Giffon says he answers a lot
of calls from people who want to restore and save the state’s old
cemeteries. But this one was different.