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.

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING MAY 28, 2015 7:30 PM

05/20/2015

The electors of the TOWN OF CHESTER, CT and all other citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the said TOWN OF CHESTER are hereby notified and warned that.. read more

ATTEND A MEETING FOR REGIONALIZATION INFORMATION AND UPDATES

04/30/2015

There are two more informal meetings to be held to discuss regionalization.  To read about the proposed plan, click here Reg School District 4 Plan to Add Grades Pre-K through.. read more

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NOTICE OF MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION – RECONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN JUNE 1ST

05/21/2015

Reconstruction of Main Street will begin on June 1st.  The area of work will extend from Maple Street to School Lane for full replacement of drainage, granite curbing, paving, sidewalk.. read more

Valley Regional High School Again Brings Home National Music Gold

05/11/2015

Valley Regional High School’s Music Program continued its tradition of performance excellence during the Heritage Music Festival on April 24 and 25th in Annapolis, MD. On Thursday, April 23rd, nearly.. read more

Tips from Chester’s Energy Team and Conservation Commission

11/25/2014

Our bees are in trouble: there have been problems with winter die-off for a number of years, but deaths spiked in 2014. More died in the summer than in the.. read more