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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Town Talks Schedule

08/02/2019

Every Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Villager 1st Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little House Brewery

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

03/14/2019

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

Bulletin Board

Part-Time Building Official Job Listing

08/02/2019

The Town of Chester is seeking applicants for a part time position as Building Official. This position (approximately 12 hours per week) administers the Town’s building inspection program and enforces.. read more

Job Posting – Part-Time Librarian for Children

07/26/2019

Part-Time Librarian for Children’s and Teen Services – Chester Public Library   The Chester Public Library is looking for a dynamic part-time Children’s and Teen Services Librarian. This person will.. read more

Request for Proposal Small Cities Grant Consultants

06/19/2019

Legal Notice Request for Proposal Cherry Hill