Kingston Cemetery Overcrowding

1-30-05- Families of those buried in Ringling Memorial Cemetery are upset that open areas are being turned into grave sites and crowding the cemetery. Larry Paul says the cemetery used to be roomier until city officials decided to turn grass alleys between sections of graves
into plots in an effort to create more space.

Paul's mother -- Evelyn Paul of Ringling -- says her family discovered the alley burial policy after a relative was buried last year next to the grave of her daughter.

The relative's grave ended up six inches from her daughter's grave in a grass sidewalk area beside the plot.

City Clerk Linda Coley says the city converted the alley spaces to make more room in the cemetery.