- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

ANDES, N.Y. (AP) - Gravestones will be repaired in a Catskills-area cemetery holding remains reinterred decades ago during the construction of two New York City reservoirs.

The city’s Department of Environmental Protection says more than 300 headstones will be cleaned, repaired or replaced this spring at Pepacton Cemetery in Delaware County. The remains of about 1,000 people were reinterred in the cemetery beginning in the 1950s during the construction of Pepacton and Cannonsville reservoirs.

Families at that time were given the opportunity to reinter relatives in another cemetery of their choice. The remains of those whose families did not come forward were reinterred in Pepacton Cemetery.

DEP officials say the work to be performed by a local company is expected to cost about $150,000.

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