October 1, 2022

A Message from Chester First Selectman, Tom Englert

And now there are three… The Board of Selectmen is now back to a full board with the appointment of Peter Zanardi to fill the selectman vacancy created when I resigned from that position to fill the vacant first selectman’s position.  As a life-long resident and former selectman for several terms, Peter brings invaluable experience and knowledge to the board.  Selectman Sypher and I welcome Peter to the Board, look forward to his input, and appreciate his willingness to serve Chester in this capacity.

Tom Englert
First Selectman



The Annual Come Home to Chester Days – Friday and Saturday – September 16 – 17, 2011

Most Shops, Restaurants and Galleries in Chester will be open for the Special Event.

I SPY CHESTER….. more than meets the eye! Stop by their booth at the Sunday Market September 18th  Chester Parks and Recreation and the Chester Public Library are teaming up to present a family activity for all ages! It’s a scavenger hunt….. But, wait! There are puzzles and word games. And did we mention that it’s also a walking tour of Chester? Maps and clues are available at the Chester Library and outside the Parks and Recreation office at Town Hall.

Chester Land Trust ‘s Fair and Harvest Dinner September 17th –   the fair will be held on the Meeting House green from 9 am to 4 pm. Local arts and crafts, environmental, sustainable land use, and alternative energy information will be featured. The Harvest Dinner will follow the Fair and will be served from 5-7 pm inside the Chester Meeting House. Please bring your friends and appetizers and enjoy this event. Tickets are on sale at $16.00 per person.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection – Saturday, September 17th, 9 am to 1 pm, located at 5 Dump Road, Essex

Mission: Relief- Saturday, September 17th  Special sounds for a special cause will be made by Maranatha Band at Valley Regional, sponsored by the United Church of Chester Sound and Spirit Committee. Saturday, Sept. 17. The concert begins at 7 pm, with an introductory reading by Regina Mercedes. Actor and lyricist Peter Walker will be the emcee. The popular band Cantico is the lead-in group.. Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; $30 at the door. The tickets are available at Ceramica and Simons in Chester; Celebrations in Deep River; Provisions in Essex; and Gather in Ivoryton, or by calling 860-526-2697.

Chester High School Graduates and Associates Reunion –  September 17th Chester High School will hold their 80th Annual School Reunion September 17th in the Fellowship Hall at the United Church of Chester. The two Honor Classes this year are the Class of 1936 and the Class of 1951.

Join the CUB SCOUTS Sign Up Program – September 22 Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America’s foremost youth program for boys—Cub Scouting. Join Cub Scout Pack 13 in Chester, CT.  A sign-up night will be held at 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday September 22, 2011 at the United Church Of Chester on West Main Street; Chester, CT.  Fliers with additional details will be distributed via the Community Announcements tab on the Region 4 website at www.reg4.k12.ct.us.  Also check www.BeAScout.org for more great videos showing the fun that can be had in Cub Scouts.  For more information please contact Pack 13 Cubmaster Michael Rutty at (860) 526-8011 or mwr90@aol.com.

EVERYBODY KNOWS Leonard Cohen tribute in CHESTER – September 24   An extra show has been added to benefit the Chester Library — The Small Town Concert Series presents a second night of its popular Leonard Cohen tribute. Including featured performers such as Chester’s own Meg Gister, Rachael Aikens, Dana Takaki, and Amalgamated Muck, the show will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th, at the Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester. Tickets are available at the door; for information call 860-526-4777. Ticket price $25 ($15 for members of local houses of worship, Chester Rotary, Friends of Chester Library, Friends of Killingworth Library, Chester Historical Society, Chester Merchants Association, or with any proof of purchase over $20 at Corner Music in Old Saybrook any Chester business on the day of the show.  Also – if you buy a guitar from Acousticmusic.org this week, bring your receipt and admission for 2 is free!).