The village of Chestnut Ridge has adopted a zoning law that allows houses of worship in residential neighborhoods. The Journal News reported Mayor Sam Presti said the new law passed Thursday night considers the increased Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish population in the village. Presti said the law met both the village’s needs and constitutional freedom of religion requirements. Chestnut Ridge had reportedly been threatened with legal action by an Orthodox Jewish group prior to the law’s passage. CUPON, a village residents’ group, is reportedly planning on challenging the new law.