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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The Board of Finance of the Town of Chester will conduct a public hearing on the proposed FY 2015-2016 Budget on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the.. read more

Morning Informational Meeting May 7th – Proposed Plan for Regionalization


Thursday, May 7th – A morning informational meeting to discuss the proposed DRAFT Plan for the addition of grades prekindergarten through sixth grade to Regional School District No. 4 will.. read more

Bulletin Board

Street Sweeping Will Be Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon!


Street Sweeping is planned to begin this Thursday, April 30th,  and will continue for the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.  Please keep your vehicles off the streets when the.. read more

Tips from Chester’s Energy Team


If you do a lot of garden and lawn watering every year, consider investing in a rain barrel. It’s said that lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of.. 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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