JCP&L Line Clearing: January 2020

Beginning on or about Thursday, January 2, 2020, contractors will be performing line-clearance tree trimming in our community along JCP&L rights-of-way out of the Mt. Fern Substation. This work will include the routine trimming of limbs to provide 4 years of clearance from the electric wires and removal of limbs overhanging the 3 phase electric lines. All tree removals are performed on accordance with JCP&L’s easement rights or otherwise with the written consent of the property owner. (more…)

Winter 2020 Recreation Programs

Winter 2020 Recreation Programs Include A Free Fashion Workshop for Kids & Teens, Bricks for Kids Lego Model Building, Video Game Design for Grades 3-6, T’ai Chi Chih Classes, Drawing Classes for Kids, Learn to Sew & Create for kids, World of Design, Mad Science for Kids and Adult Yoga. See flyers for details. (more…)

Chester Borough Petition Public Notice Requirements

Please take notice that the Highlands Council is accepting written public comment on the Borough of Chester’s Amended Petition for Plan Conformance for designation of the Chester Borough Highlands Center through Monday, December 16, 2019. The Amended Petition is available for review both in the offices of the Highlands Council and on the Chester Borough page of the Council website: www.nj.gov/njhighlands/planconformance/chester_boro.html. (more…)

Chester Borough is Among NJ’s Best Small Towns for the Ultimate Day Trip

From NJ.com—New Jersey is the nation’s most densely populated state; and, somehow, a state teeming with small towns, New Jersey’s least-publicized asset.

The 33 towns on Peter Genovese’s best small towns list are not necessarily there because they are super shopping and eating destinations; they’re just great places to escape the rat race (or whatever it is you’re running away from). Perfect for day trips or weekend getaways, these towns are packed with history, tradition, charm, and congeniality.

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Water Main Replacement Project to Begin Soon

New Jersey American Water is preparing to replace approximately 1,500 feet of 8-inch aging water main that was installed in the 1930s with new 12-inch ductile iron main along Main Street (from Crystal Lake Drive to Collis Lane). The project also includes replacing three fire hydrants and 13 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route (see flyer for more information about service lines). The project represents a critical investment for the company in support of our commitment to provide customers with safe, reliable water service. (more…)