Collapse Leads to Reconstruction of Cemetery in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN - The North Cemetery in Skowhegan will be receiving a face lift in the coming days.
 
A portion of the land in the cemetery collapsed three weeks ago due to the ground water underneath blowing out the bottom portion of the bank.
 
This caused the land to cave in just feet away from several gravestones.
 
Skowhegan road commissioner, Gregory Dore, says reconstruction of the embankment should be a simple task.
 
"We're gonna dig down to the bottom of the embankment, install some perforated pipe for the drainage. Then slowly build our way back up and put a reasonable slop on the bank that will stay with some re-enforcement with some rip rap," Dore says.
 
The reconstruction is set to begin as soon as the ground in the cemetery hardens up.
Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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