State legislation paves way for Town of Rye Court takeover of Port Chester Village Court

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ALBANY – Legislation authorizing efficiencies in Town of Rye Court has been signed into law as it begins to assume responsibilities and actions from Village of Port Chester Court.

The Port Chester Village Board had voted to dissolve its court effective May 15 to save money and help lessen the burden on village taxpayers.

The legislation allows the Town of Rye to appoint two interim judges until elections take place and allows the town to initially elect one of the new justice positions to an initial two-year term to promote continuity and ensure that no more than two justices are up for election in the same year.

The legislation was requested by the Town of Rye.