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.

Town Notices

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Sanitarian’s New Office Hours Beginning October 1st

07/11/2014

Office Hours as of October 1, 2014 Tuesdays Evenings: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Mornings:  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Appointments can also be made for days/hours that he.. read more

Fiscal Year Budget 2014-2015 and Mil Rate Passed

05/07/2014

The meeting call and proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 passed unanimously at last night’s meeting. The mil rate for 2014-2015 was set at 24.82.  

Bulletin Board

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North Quarter Park Master Plan and Library Building Committees Project

06/06/2014

During June the North Quarter Park Committee is meeting on Monday nights at 5:30 pm in Town Hall to prepare a long range master plan with recommendations for the conservation,.. read more

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Collections and Paper Shredding Events

03/24/2014

The Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments sponsors collection days for the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old.. read more

Street Lighting Proposals by Chester’s Energy Task Force

02/27/2013

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

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