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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The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the said TOWN OF CHESTER are hereby notified and warned that.. read more

Chester Library Expansion Update


The Town of Chester’s application for a $1 million CT State Library Construction Grant that would assist with building a new library in North Quarter Park was approved by the State.. read more

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A Timely Tip to Deal with Ice


(ice) Dammed If You Don’t By Rick Holloway, Chester E-Team Ice dams form when water from melting snow refreezes at the eaves or gutters. Water can then pond above the.. read more

Tip from Chester’s Energy Team


Winter temperatures have been at a record low, which can easily translate into high energy bills. If you’re worrying how this is impacting your wallet, the Chester Energy Team reminds.. read more

Main Street Bridge Project Power Point Presentation


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

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