State Police seek new Chestertown station

CHESTER The State Police want a new station in town. Having outgrown the small, decades-old building on Route 9 where troopers are stationed to patrol northern Warren County, the agency is soliciting offers from landowners who may want to build them a new station. The agency has plans for a 7,200-square-foot station. And if the new building comes to pass, the region could see more troopers assigned to northern Warren County. The state does not typically build its own State Police stations. Instead, it supplies plans to prospective landlords with the understanding the state agency will sign a long-term lease if the building is built to the agency's expectations. The station just south of the town municipal center has been home to troopers since at least 1966. The agency recently signed a new five-year lease on the old building but can opt out of that agreement at any time if it decides to build a new station. The station the State Police want to build in Chester would be similar to the new station opened in Greenwich in 2003.

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