Shinnecocks’ Cry for Protection of Unmarked Graves Finally Answered

Rebecca Genia sits surrounded by signs calling for the protection of unmarked graves on Tuesday, before a town board meeting where landmark legislation was passed. IndyEastEnd.com/Taylor K. Vecsey
Rebecca Genia sits surrounded by signs calling for the protection of unmarked graves on Tuesday, before a town board meeting where landmark legislation was passed. IndyEastEnd.com/Taylor K. Vecsey

The Southampton Town Board passed historic legislation Tuesday afternoon to protect unmarked Shinnecock graves and burial sites, the first law of its kind in New York State.

“Protection for Unmarked Graves” establishes a set of protocols if human remains are encountered during construction activities anywhere in the township. Penalties for not complying with the law include a fine of at least $10,000.00 or 15 days in jail.

Shinnecocks’ Cry for Protection of Unmarked Graves Finally Answered

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