Tag: cremation smoke

Afternoon Edition

Afternoon Edition: Black smoke upsets crematory neighbors

Today we bring you several news reports, articles, and video pertaining to a crematory in New York state that last week had black smoke billowing from its cremation stack.  The funeral home, and its crematory, are located in Tonawanda, New York, and according to some of the articles, this is not the first time that neighbors have rallied against the establishment. Funeral Director Daily take:  One of the first things a funeral home would seem to want is good relations […]

Afternoon Edition Regulations

Afternoon edition: Consumer thoughts on funeral arrangements, more

I read an article from what appears to be a well educated writer/consumer entitled “A Parting Gift:  Navigating the difficult world of funeral costs” the other day.  It concerned the death of a 31-year old and the young adults who had to make the death care decisions that were quickly thrust upon them.  You can read that article here. While I don’t agree with everything they had to say, there is probably lots to learn for funeral home owners from […]


Cremation. . . .perception vs. reality

Virtually every week that I follow articles on the death care industry I will see an article like this one from CBS Local in New York that pertains to a neighborhood group banding together to stop the construction of a new crematory in their area.  This article, which includes a news video, comes from Middletown Township, New Jersey and is about the Colts Glen neighborhood trying to stop what they call a “toxic plan” for the Fair View Cemetery to […]

Business Cemetery Cremation

In Today’s News

We noticed an article and a news story this morning that we thought were worth sharing.  The first story is from Bloomberg News and is entitled “Mortuary Company Stays ahead of Debt by Digging graves before People Die”.  You can read the story here, which deals with public death care company StoneMor Partners and their policy of putting vaults in the ground upon the pre-need sale in order to collect revenue at that time instead of waiting to collect from […]