- Associated Press - Saturday, January 7, 2017

DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) - A deal to allow a local Islamic group to build a cemetery in the small Massachusetts town may be off again.

The chairman of the Dudley Board of Selectmen tells the Telegram & Gazette (https://bit.ly/2i0AWLc ) that he won’t sign off on the agreement when the board meets on Monday. Jonathan Ruda cites comments made to a local newspaper by a lawyer for the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester that appeared to question the town’s ability to further review the cemetery plan.

Last month’s agreement would allow the society to buy a long-idle dairy farm and build a 6-acre cemetery. The group agreed not to expand the burial ground for at least a decade and drop a lawsuit against the town.

The lawyer, Jason Talerman, says the society stands by all agreements in the settlement.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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