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It's often said that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it and, for most historians, one of the greatest source of knowledge about past times comes in the form of cemeteries and graveyards.
You can learn a lot from a quick tour of a historic cemetery but, sadly, a new state law has forced towns around Rhode Island to take care of their own cemetery's maintenance issues and it's causing many to become overlooked and ignored.
Case in point: Exeter.
This week, the Standard Times takes a stroll through the graveyards of Exeter and gives you an exclusive update on one resident's fight to clean the mess up.
In addition, we've got all the latest news on the appointment of Dr. Philip Auger as the new Superintendent of North Kingstown, as well as stories on the local Pet Refuge's battle with criticism and, of course, the 2011-2012 bus schedules for both NK and Exeter-West Greenwich. It's all in this week's Standard Times. Pick up a copy today!