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 of Chester Final Budget Vote


Town of Chester final budget vote for fiscal year 2016-2017 will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 31st in the Community Room at Town Hall. Detailed budget information can be.. read more

Primary Results for Chester


Total Registered Democrats in Chester = 995 Democrats voting – 646 Voter turnout for Dems = 65% Total Registered Republicans in Chester = 512 Republicans voting – 268 Voter turnout.. read more

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Chester Sunday Market


Chester’s Sunday Market opens on Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. The market is run entirely by volunteers, headed up by Sue Hotkowski – a big job that she does.. read more

Important Notice from Chester Resident State Trooper, Matt Ewing


Chester Residents, I have received numerous complaints about the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) calling by telephone and offering to settle tax matters over the phone. I too, have received similar.. read more

Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 30, 2016


  Chester’s Memorial Day Parade and Exercises will be held on Monday, May 30th with Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Watrous serving as Parade Marshal.  All service people, interested groups and residents.. read more