Land Use Board Meeting May 11th

The Land Use Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Chester Borough Hall, 50 North Road, commencing at 7:00 pm. The Larison’s Turkey Farm property will be discussed and action may be taken. Any questions can be sent to Kerry Brown at

Passing of DPW Chief Brian Olson

It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of the Borough Department of Public Works Superintendent Brian Olson.  Words cannot express the loss that the Borough staff is experiencing.


Brian S. Olson, age 45, of Washington, New Jersey, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 17, 2016 at home in Washington.  Brian was born September 29, 1971 in Valley Stream, NY, moving to Mansfield, NJ in 1976. Brian graduated from Warren Hills High School in 1990. Brian led a full life volunteering as a fireman and ultimately became Chief of the Tri-County Firehouse in Mansfield, NJ.  He was the Superintendent of Public Works in Chester, NJ.

A celebration of Brian’s Life will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Tri County Fire Department, 1720 Route 57, Mansfield Township, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:  Fallen Fire Fighters Widow Fund, P.O. Box 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to Susan Olson, c/o Cochran Funeral Home in memory of Brian.

The full obituary from Cochran Funeral Home is posted here.


Report an Electrical Outage in JCP&L’s Facebook Page

October 2, 2015

At JCP&L we’re providing more ways for our customers to report outages and check the progress of our efforts to restore service. We’re the first electric utility in New Jersey to offer outage reporting on our Facebook page.

Now JCP&L customers have four easy options:
• Visit and click the “Report an Outage” tab
• Sign up for text messaging with us and text “OUT” from your mobile phone
• Visit our 24/7 Power Center on using a smartphone, tablet or laptop
• Call 1-888-LIGHTSS to speak with a representative. To learn more visit