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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Chester Town Hall will be open for voting on Election Day November 4th from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Voting will take place on the second floor of Town Hall,.. 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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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
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
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