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Pets in Cemeteries Meeting

At the current time, leashed dogs are welcome in the Island Cemetery and the Common Burying Ground. But a number of issues regarding off-leash dogs, pet waste and parking have developed that will be addressed at a meeting on April 19, at 6 p.m., at the Newport Public Library. The meeting is being presented by representatives of the city and the cemetery. The Island Cemetery and the Common Burying Ground are the only two burial sites in the city that permit leashed dogs. For questions or comments, email or

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