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 MEETING LOCATION CHANGE – CHESTER MEETING HOUSE***

05/15/2019

NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING CHESTER MEETING HOUSE 7:30 PM MAY 29, 2018   The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in.. read more

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

03/14/2019

Fair Housing Month Proclamation

Bulletin Board

Proposed Budgets FY 19/20

05/17/2019

Proposed Capital FY 19 20 Budget Proposed Revenues FY 19 20 Budget Proposed Expenditures FY 19 20 Budget Chester Elementary School Proposed Budget FY 19 20 Region 4 Budget for.. read more

Layman’s Description of the Supervision Charges to the CES Budget

05/14/2019

Layman’s Description of the Supervision Charges to the CES Budget Supervision Increase Information for 19-20 budget

Region 4 Budget Referendum Results

05/08/2019

Y              N   Essex     203         28 DR          128         111 Ches      129         215   Overall  460         354         R4 Budget passed