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.

COVID-19 UPDATES

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COVID-19 Communications and Orders

03/16/2020

Governor Lamonts Executive Orders Link to Website: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Governors-Actions/Executive-Orders/Governor-Lamonts-Executive-Orders Town of Chester Executive Order Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Chester April 28, 2020 Townwide Email April 27, 2020 Townwide Email April 26,.. read more

COVID-19 Updates from Region 4 Superintendent Brian White

03/12/2020

COVID-19 Updates from Region 4 Superintendent Brian White

Main Street Improvements

The Project primarily consists of a streetscape reconstruction including roadway, sidewalk, storm drainage, site lights, and retaining walls.

MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE III UPDATES

04/21/2020

Notice of Award Letter – Colonna Masonry Concrete and Asphalt Paving, LLC Main Street Improvement Update April 17, 2020 Main Street Improvements Update April 24, 2020 Main Street Improvement Project.. read more

Town of Chester 2020-2021 Budget Information

03/16/2020

TOWN OF CHESTER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING May 6, 2020 7:00 pm via ZOOM PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET A public hearing on the proposed FY 2020-2021 Budget will be.. read more

Bulletin Board

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LEGAL NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF CERTIFICATION OF PARTY-ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES

05/21/2020

Democratic Party Endorsed Candidates for Municipal Offices   Republican Party Endorsed Candidates for Municipal Offices 2020

Restaurant Re-Opening Instructions

05/19/2020

In compliance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order allowing the reopening of restaurants for outdoor dining, the following guidelines are to be followed for those operating in the Town of Chester… read more

PARTY SELECTED DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS 2020

04/01/2020

LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF CHESTER PARTY-SELECTED DELEGATES TO CONVENTIONS A certified list(s) of party-selected candidates for the Democratic Party in the Town of Chester for participation as DELEGATES to the.. read more