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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. The steep gravel section of Sterling Hill Rd is closed for the winter. 
  2. The Nov Barre Town newsletter is in the mail. If you would prefer to receive the Newsletter by email, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.
  3. Pick up your free radon test kit before Nov 17: Take the first step to protecting yourself from this common cause of lung cancer by picking up a radon test kit, including simple instructions, from the Town Clerk’s Office at 149 Websterville Road 8am-4:30pm or the cancer center at Central Vermont Medical Center 8am-4:30pm. Parents of Barre Town School students can also pick up a radon test kit at Barre Town School office from 8am to 3:30pm on school days. For more info, see the August newsletter, p2-3 or visit the Vermont Department of Health's Radon page here.
  4. Walk/Run in Lower Websterville on Thanksgiving morning: The Barre Congregational Church will hold its annual 5K Gobble Wobble Walk/Run on Thu Nov 23. Registration is 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the Municipal Building. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. If you’ll be driving on Thanksgiving morning you may want to avoid the race activity in Lower Websterville. More information can be found at barrecongregational.org.
  5. Winter on-street parking ban began Nov 1. Per town ordinance, parking on a street between 11pm and 7am is prohibited from Nov 1 to Apr 1. This ban is in effect regardless of weather. The police will write tickets.
  6. Work on Church Hill Rd this fall - Oct 30 update: The water system shutdown that was scheduled to occur this Mon Oct 30 has been changed to Tue Oct 31 between 10am to 2pm this week due to weather conditions. For more information on the current phase of work click here.  
  7. The Town Offices will be closed Thu Nov 23 and Fri Nov 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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