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!
- The Aldrich Library in Barre City will be closed from September 22 to October 2 so that the historic hardwood floors can be refinished. During that time, the York Branch of the library on Mill Street in East Barre will be open for extended hours from 10a-6pm, Monday through Friday, and 10am-1pm on Saturday, and host the Aldrich Library’s most heavily borrowed materials and . Public parking near the York Branch is available on the south side of the East Barre Fire Station lot. For more information on the closure visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org.
- The Bridge St. Bridge will be dedicated to one of Barre Town’s exemplary citizens, Gordon Booth, who passed away this spring. The Bridge St. Bridge Dedication and Appreciation Ceremony on Saturday, September 24th, 11am-12pm, will honor him and thank the key contributors to the project , including Senator Jeffords, VTrans, and Miller Construction. The majority of the ceremony will be held at the bike path on the west end of the bridge. The public is welcome to attend. Please carpool as parking is limited (on the east side of the mobile home park driveway, and along the northeast side of the South Barre Post Office building).
- Paving is underway around town. The current plan, in order, is: Pierce Rd, Morin Rd, King's Row, and McLaughlin Rd.
- Notice of Voluntary Water Conservation to last at least through September 30: Due to the extended period of very dry weather over the summer, and the near term forecast for limited precipitation, the water level and stored reserve in the City’s Dix Reservoir has dropped significantly. As a precautionary measure, all customers of the Barre City Water System, including those in Barre Town, are urged to reduce water use as much as possible until further notice. Please note that all Barre Town water system and Graniteville Fire District customers use City water to some extent and so are also asked to cooperate. This Conservation Notice will be in effect until at least September 30. Barre City will reconsider at that time.
- Phoenix House is a national nonprofit that provides individualized drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Its South Barre facility on Route 14 needs a South Barre resident to volunteer on the Phoenix House Community Relations Working Group. The working group meets quarterly for 1.5 hours. The volunteer position has no assigned duties or responsibilities except to represent the concerns of South Barre residents. If you are a South Barre resident interested in serving, send a letter to the Selectboard at the Town Office address, PO Box 116, Websterville VT 05678. For more information, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 479-9331.