The Town of Barre is nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont. Our  lovely and intimate community was officially chartered in 1781 and is now home to approximately 7,900 residents.

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The Town of Barre

is home to four small unincorporated villages; including East Barre, Websterville, Graniteville, and South Barre. Each village has a post office, stores, a playground and churches. Barre Town is known for its large granite quarries, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural scenery, outstanding school, great residential neighborhoods, modern recreation facilities and attractive industrial park. As an integral part of the Barre-Montpelier urban area, our families enjoy all the conveniences of an urban area while residing in some of the state's most beautiful, rural environments. Come visit our community anytime, there are many ways to enjoy our Town Forest, bike paths, and recreation facilities all year round. With our rich history of entrepreneurship, some of the world’s hardest working and most creative people, and an unparalleled quality of life, there is no better place than Barre Town to live, work, raise a family, grow a business, or just visit!  

Timely Announcements

  1. Paving began Mon Aug 14, in Websterville and Graniteville. Streets scheduled to be paved Aug 14-25, in order: Websterville Rd (Church Hill Rd to Teja Rd), Cogswell St, Drury Hill Rd, Graniteville Rd from Drury Hill Rd to Church Hill Rd, Baptist St, and Graniteville Rd from Baptist St to Middle Rd. Expect flaggers and plan for delays. For the remaining road work schedule click here
  2. Wilson Depot now accepting food scraps for composting. If you're looking for a way to recycle your food scraps, you can bring them to the trash and recycling center on Pitman Rd in the Wilson Industrial Park. This service is provided by Grow Compost. Click here for the list of what is accepted for composting vs. what goes in trash.

  3. Barre Town Forest Walks underway every Tuesday and alternate Sundays. See the Rec page for more info.
  4. Planning Commission Vacancy Sep 1: The Selectboard seeks to fill this vacancy for a term expiring May 31, 2018. Click here for more information on duties and responsibilities for this Commissioner. Town residents interested in serving are invited to submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office by September 21, either to offices@barretown.org or to PO Box 116, Websterville, VT 05678. Guiding questions for a letter of interest can be downloaded at this link.
  5. New Barre Town Softball Field Banner Program: Increase positive exposure for your business or organization by becoming a sponsor of Barre Town Recreation. The Barre Town Softball Field Banner Program recognizes Barre Town Recreation sponsors. Click here for more information.
  6. Household Hazardous Waste Collections are on select Saturdays through September around Central VermontClick here for the flyer with locations and accepted materials. Organized by the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District.
  7. Selectboard meetings this summer: The regular Selectboard meeting schedule in July and August will be every other week: Jul 11 & 25, and Aug 8 & 22. The Aug 22 meeting will be held at Old Route Two Spirits in the Wilson Industrial ParkThe every Tuesday schedule will resume in September.

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