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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. Playground Ice Cream Socials July and August, Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm! The Rec Board's popular, FREE, ice cream socials return! Schedule below. Click on the link for a map to that playground. The remaining schedule is:
  2. Registration now open for this year's tennis lessons Jul 23-26 and Jul 30-Aug 2. To register, fill out this registration form and fill out this athletic permission form for each student. The court rehab project is complete - be among the first to play on the fresh new surface! Lessons are $45 for one week or $60 for two weeks. For the schedule, click here. Questions? Contact us at (802)479-9331 or offices@barretown.org.
  3. I-89 Exit 6 northbound closed now through July 30 according to the VTrans, for the blasting phase of the ledge removal project. Plan on delays. Trucks must use exit 7. cars may use exit 5 or exit 7. For more information, click here. The northbound ramp will be closed all hours and all days of the week. 
  4. 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.
  5. Barre Town summer road work schedule: The pavement milling contractor will start work Monday, July 22 and should complete the contract Friday, July 26. For the list of roads to be milled, click here.  The roads will be milled in the order listed.
  6. The Selectboard meets every other week in July and August starting July 2. Their weekly meeting schedule resumes Sep 3.

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