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Final touches on Mount Albion sign

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Neal Muscarella, an Albion stone mason, uses a hammer and chisel to face up the top of the base for a new Mount Albion Cemetery sign.

Muscarella has been working on the sign at the entrance of the historic cemetery on Route 31. He put the capstones on yesterday and worked today on some final touches, dressing up the sandstone pieces.

The village of Albion owns the sign and has been working for about eight months to line up stone and contractors to replace the previous sign that was smashed by a driver last December.

Muscarella was able to create a new base for the sign using pieces from the old sign as well as repurposed sandstone curbs that were once in Albion.