Chester is a quaint New England town with a population of 3,144, centrally located, and in close proximity to several ski areas including Okemo, Stratton, and Killington. Chester offers a community of great restaurants, comfortable B & Bs, and interesting shops, including authentic antique stores and lovely art galleries. Whether you are looking for a quiet respite, or just adventuring off the beaten path.... Here, youcan enjoy a tranquil and charming atmosphere. Chester is also a wonderful place to live!
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A Public Hearing will be held Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6pm, at the Chester Town Hall (upstairs) before the Planning Commission to consider the adoption of changes to the Unified Development Bylaws. View the notice here- Public Hearing Notice
The Town of Chester would like to extend an invitation to get involved in your community. There is one volunteer position open for appointment. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and get involved.
Development Review Board - unexpired term (June 2018)
All interested parties should submit a letter of interest to: Town Manager's Office PO Box 370 Chester, Vermont 05143
AARPhas rated Chester as one of the top ten places in the world for a fabulous fall vacation. The article was written by author Kitty Bean Yancey in AARP of July 28, 2016. AARP has named Chester number 10 among some of the most beautiful places in the world. View the article her- Fabulous Fall Vacations for 2016.
On December 14th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Town Hall Auditorium, representatives from the Town of Chester along with consultants from SE Group will be facilitating a Community Vision Workshop as an element of public involvement for developing a Master Plan for Chester Village Center. Please see here for the full details of this meeting- Rediscovering Chester
In the development of the Chester Village Center Master Plan having good photographs (current or vintage) of Chester Village Center is a must. Upload your favorite image of a building, event or activity in Chester Village! All images used will be captioned. Follow the link below to start the process and thank you! Photo Submission From
In 2016, the Chester Planning Commission is updating the Chester Town Plan with a particular focus on economic development and flood resiliency. View the plan and updates here: Town Plan Update
Two thousand pocket-sized copies of theU.S. Constitution recently arrived at Phoenix Books. The business, in Chester, Vermont, is giving copies of the Constitution away for free to community members. For more information on this giveaway please visit their website here: Phoenix Books