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149 Websterville Rd., P.O. Box 116, Websterville, Vermont, USA 05678
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Welcome to the Town of Barre. Nestled deep within the Green Mountains of Central Vermont our small, but growing, community is home to approximately 7,600 residents. Officially chartered in 1781, the Town of Barre incorporates 5 separate villages and is known for its large granite quarries, panoramic mountain views, beautiful natural scenery, outstanding school, great residential neighborhoods, and many modern recreation facilities. 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 pristine, rural environments. Please feel free to visit our community anytime.

Neither snow, rain, or any weather condition will stop the Annual Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot (a Thanksgiving 5K run) held in Barre Town. See Announcement 8 below for more information. Photo from the 2013 event.



The Barre Town Selectboard and Planning Commission will be holding a joint public hearing on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 as part of the Selectboard's regular meeting beginning at 7:00pm to take public comment with regard to solar siting.

Below is information recently distributed by the State's Solar Siting Task Force during their fact finding meetings in advance of providing recommendations to the Legislature with regard to solar siting in Vermont.

The Selectboard and Planning Commission plan to submit comments to the Solar Siting Task Force but before doing so are seeking public input.

Solar Siting Task Force:
VT's Comprehensive Energy Plan (Draft):


1. The Selectboard meets every Tuesday night starting at 7:00 pm. Click on Boards and Commissions and the Selectboard to view the agenda and meeting minutes.

2. Town Forest trail maps are available at the Town Manager's Office (M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm). Parking for forest users is available at 44 Brook Street in Upper Websterville and at the end of Barclay Quarry Road in Upper Graniteville. The Town forest is closed to mountain biking during deer season (Nov. 14-29). Walkers and runners can use the trails during hunting season, but are most emphatically advised to wear bright orange if entering the woods.

3. By Selectboard request the former Dugout Restaurant property cleanup income and expenses are available for viewing (click here).

4. Avian Flu (HPA1) is alive and well in the United States. The disease is most commonly spread to domestric poultry by infected waterfowl, through direct contact or contact with droppings, during migration periods. The entire Northeast, including Vermont, is preparing for the possibility of an oubreak which could affect this fall or during the spring of 2016. To learn more about this disease click here to read a release from the VT Agency of Agriculture.

5. The Barre Congregational Church will hold its' Thanksgiving Day Gobble Wobble Turkey Trot at the Municipal Building. As you would guess the 5K run/walk is Thanksgiving Day. Registration strts at 8:00 a.m. in the Municipal Building. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information (cots, t-shirts, pre-registration) visit and follow the links. The race course uses Bolster Road, Websterville Road, Graniteville Road, and depending on the weather Pitman Road. Drivers please slow down or take a detour around Lower Websterville that morning.

Sex Offender Information: Click here for information on Richard Laws.

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