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Village of Fultonville historian youngest in state

Teen tackles cemetery restoration

Ryan Weitz examines a pair of headstones dated 1863 and 1826 that he discovered when he saw a part of one showing in the Fultonville Cemetery on Friday.
Ryan Weitz examines a pair of headstones dated 1863 and 1826 that he discovered when he saw a part of one showing in the Fultonville Cemetery on Friday.
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Mixing his love of history with his love of engineering and construction, the youngest municipal historian in the state has begun fixing up the old Fultonville Cemetery. Ryan Weitz, a junior at Fonda-Fultonville High School, was appointed Fultonville historian four days before his 16th birthday. Village Mayor Robert Headwell Jr., who teaches technology at the high school, realized Weitz’s love of history while Weitz was one of his students. “The village historian position was vacant ...

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