Tuesday, July 11, 2017




Ground is broken for new Town of Chester Senior Center

Posing with the shovels

CHESTER – A new 5,000 square foot Town of Chester Senior Center is underway as town and Orange County officials broke ground at the Laroe Road site on Monday.  The building is expected to be completed in about six months.

Orange County’s Office of Community Development contributed $225,000 toward the project through federal Community Development Block Grant funds. “Senior centers are more than just buildings, they represent civic pride and a recognition that we appreciate and value the generations that have come before us,” said Richard Mayfield, the county’s director of community development.

Chester Supervisor Alex Jamieson said without the county funds “this project might not have happened.”

County Executive Steven Neuhaus, who is a former Chester town supervisor, termed the groundbreaking on Monday “a terrific day” for Chester. “We are excited to start building this new and modern facility that will serve the needs of the senior citizens here for years to come.”


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