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Birong works to legalize funeral pyres

REP. MATT BIRONG, D-Vergennes, talks with a Vermont House colleague earlier this session. He says his idea for open cremation goes all the way back to when he saw “Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi” in theaters with his late father. VTDigger photo/Glenn Russell

Vergennes Rep. Matt Birong’s effort to make open cremation, or funeral pyres, legal in Vermont has roots in Star Wars.

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