O'Hel Toro School for Boys Yeshiva in Chester remains open despite raw sewage leak

Orders from the county were posted on the front door for the school to close. (3/27/14)

CHESTER - An illegal Orange County yeshiva remains open despite concerns over raw sewage and the county's orders to shut it down.

Neighbors found out the county discovered a raw sewage leak at the O'Hel Toro School for Boys on Greycourt Road.

On Wednesday, someone inside the school in Chester said that the leak was fixed, despite orders from the county to close that were posted on the front door.

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The notice was gone on Thursday, but then reposted less than an hour later.

The town says owner Abraham Stauber owes thousands of dollars in fines. Documents also allege the yeshiva was illegally converted into a school from a warehouse, and that the owner has ignored code violations for nearly a year.

Chester officials now say it's up to the county to forcefully shut down the yeshiva. There is no permit on file for any septic repairs.

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