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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The 2013 2014 Budget proposed by the Board of Finance passed unanimously at the Annual Town Meeting and the mil rate has been set for 21.95 – a decrease of.. read more
The first phase of the Revaluation Process for 2013 has begun. Representatives from eQuality Valuation Services, LLC will be inspecting homes during the months of April and May 2013, Monday.. read more
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Valley Regional High School Madmen, Women’s Choir, Madrigal Consort, Concert Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band for an incredible day of stunning performances at the.. read more
Attached is the 2013 schedule for household hazardous waste collections located at 5 Dump Road, Essex – Route 9, Exit 4. HHW Collection Dates – 2013
3 DIFFERENT SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURES FOR AGES 4 THROUGH 13! This summer explore NATURE at Cedar Lake and the Chester Elementary School nature trail. Visit the nature center with.. read more