Welcome to the force: Daniel Corchado, pictured with village police chief Pete Graziano, was sworn in as new part-time police officer (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)
By Frances Ruth Harris CHESTER — The Chester Village Board handled the following business when it met on July 9: Daniel Corchado was sworn in as new part-time police officer Village offices closed for regular business on Friday, July 20, to conduct the retention of records. The Chester Independence Day fireworks show will be held on July 14 at Community Park/Carpenter Field beginning at dusk. Bands and vendors will start setting up at 5 p.m. The rain date is July 15. For more information call 845-469-7000 ext. 336. A meeting to discuss the proposed comprehensive plan will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the village hall conference room, 45 Main St. (second floor). Enter through the village police department's door. Public input on this vision document for the village is encouraged. The village's new website is set to launch on Aug. 1. Music series continuesThe Chester Music Series continues according to the following schedule: July 17, Bruce Katz Band 7p.m. - 9 p.m. July 24, Swing Shift Orchestra Big Band 7- 9 p.m. July 29, Bill Perry Blues Festival, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. July 31, Hurley Mountain HWY Classic Rock, 7-9 p.m. August 7, Somerville Rock and Roots Music 7-9 p.m. August 14, Jerry the Bulldog R&B Original 7-9 p.m. August 21, Black Dirt Bandits Modern City 7-9 p.m. Food, drink, and ice cream are available, and there's a brewery on site.