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 Meeting Legal Notice October 12, 2022


LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF CHESTER   The Town of Chester took the following action at a Town Meeting held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.   Authorized the following Capital transfer,.. read more

Chester Events


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Flu/COVID Vaccine at CRAHD


Bulletin Board

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Board of Selectmen Meeting Agendas & Minutes


Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda October 26, 2022 Minutes October 26, 2022 BOS Meeting Agenda 11 9 2022 BOS Minutes 11 9 2022 BOS Cancellatin Notice 11 23 2022

Chester Governance Study Committee Meeting & Minutes November 16, 2022


CGSC Meeting Agenda November 16, 2022 CGSC Draft Minutes 

State Election Results November 8, 2022


2022 Results