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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 recreate!  

Timely Announcements  

  1. Road Closing:  The section of Camp Street between house number 524 and Camire Hill Road will  be closed starting 6:30am Tuesday, August 27 until 4:00pm Friday August 30.  The section will be closed day and night while the public works department rebuilds the road base in the dip.
  2. Two Transportation Safety Advisory Committee members needed. This committee makes recommendations to the Selectboard about all matters related to town highway and parking areas. Common matters heard by TSAC are changes in speed limits, establishing stop or yield intersections, and placing traffic advisory signs. More about TSAC is on this webpage. Questions about this committee may be addressed to the staff contact, Town Engineer Harry Hinrichsen, or its current members. If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact the Town Manager's Office at 802-479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.
  3. Barre Town road work: Paving by the town contractors is scheduled to start Mon Aug 26 with some prep work on roads in the Richardson Rd area and East Cobble Hill on Fri Aug 23. For the list of roads to be paved. and planned paving order, click here. Also, Church Hill Rd is scheduled to be closed starting Tue Aug 27, while Rock of Ages is having its road crossing near St. Sylvester Church re-constructed.
  4. The Selectboard meets every other week in July and August starting July 2. Their weekly meeting schedule resumes Sep 3.

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