[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 6-18-1962. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The legal holidays known as "Memorial Day and Independence Day," being by general consent set apart for rest, repose and patriotic observances and uses, and the observance thereof being for the general welfare and health of the community, the doing of certain acts hereinafter specified, which are deemed serious interruptions and desecrations of the repose and patriotic liberty and sentiment of the community, are prohibited.
All labor, manufactures and trades on such holidays are prohibited, excepting the work of necessity and charity, which include whatever is needful during the holiday for the good order, health or comfort of the community, and which are performed in orderly manner so as not to interfere with the repose of patriotic liberty and sentiment of the community. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit public or private sports, exercises, games, recreation, concerts, dances, shows, entertainments or performances, nor any necessary labor involved in such activities.
All manner of public selling or offering for sale of any property upon such holidays is prohibited, except as follows:
Meals may be sold to be eaten on the premises where sold at any time of the day and alcoholic beverages may be sold for on-premises or off-premises consumption, at such times of the day as prescribed by law, or by rules duly adopted for the locality pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Caterers may serve meals to their patrons at any time of the day.
Prepared tobacco, bread, milk, eggs, ice, soda water, fruit, flowers, confectionery, souvenirs, newspapers, magazines, gasoline, oil, tires, drugs, medicine and surgical instruments may be sold and may be delivered at any time of the day.
Grocers and delicatessen dealers may sell, supply, serve and deliver articles of food at any time before 1:00 in the afternoon and after 4:00 in the afternoon.
The provisions of this chapter should not be construed to prohibit bakeries to manufacture, buy, sell and deal in bread and bread products, pastry, cakes, pies, biscuits, crackers and kindred products of every description.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be a disorderly person and guilty of disorderly conduct and shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not to exceed $50 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.