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A request for a burial in a designated ancient graveyard in Redding will be discussed by the Redding Board of Selectmen at a future meeting.  Redding Historic Cemetery Commission Chairman Robert Paradise recently presented the information to the Board about the request at Hill Cemetery.  The Commission is to advice, maintain and restore the cemetery, not to make policy.  First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton says the policy in question needs review by Town Counsel.  Paradise noted that there are more sites than stones, in addition to three stones that have only birth dates without death dates.  An ancient graveyard is a burial ground that's been in existence for 100 years or more.  An abandoned cemetery is one that's had no burial for 40 years