Welcome to the Town of Chester, Connecticut, settled in 1692. Chester is a beautiful small rural town that has grown and adapted since its historic beginnings as a shipbuilding and mill town. Often described as quaint and unique, Chester has a picturesque Main Street with interesting architecture, elegant shops, art galleries, superior restaurants, and the world renowned Goodspeed Opera House’s local Norma Terris Theatre. Located on the hillside of the Connecticut River, we have a number of marinas, lakes, hidden streams, cascading waterfalls, thousands of acres of state forest, and hiking trails. We also have a Y.M.C.A. camp and small airport. We celebrate community, the outdoors, art, history, music, theater, crafts, cuisine and conversation. We cherish our small town way of life, striving to preserve it as we live fully embracing life in the 21st century.
Chester is a vibrant town full of creative people who welcome all to visit. With year round town-wide events, it is always a good time to come to Chester. Easy to get to by car, rail, air, or boat, we are just over 2 hours from both New York City and Boston. Come experience all Chester has to offer. You will want to stay longer than you planned.
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A public information meeting will be held Tuesday, November 25, 2014, Town Hall, 203 Middlesex Avenue, Community Meeting Room Second Floor.The purpose of this public informational meeting is to present.. read more
The Town of Chester, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new prescription discount card that.. read more
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In conjunction with the Main Street East Reconstruction Project the Connecticut Water Company is installing a new 12 inch main, fire hydrants and services from Maple Street to Middlesex Avenue… read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation presented a power point presentation at the November 17, 2014 meeting at the Chester Meeting House on the proposed Bridge Replacement Project over Pattaconk Brook… read more
The Chester Energy Task Force has made recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for reducing street lighting expenses. It proposes maintaining lighting at intersections and critical areas, but reducing the.. read more