Welcome to Barre, Massachusetts

The Town of Barre is a small rural community located 61 miles from Boston, almost exactly in the center of the State, and covers 44.8 square miles. It has a population of 5,365 is bordered by Phillipston on the north, Hubbardston on the northeast, Rutland and Oakham on the southeast, New Braintree on the south, Hardwick on the southwest, and Petersham on the northwest. Barre is 22 miles northwest of Worcester has a latitude of 42.422N, a longitude of 72.105W and and elevation of 784 feet above sea level. The form of government is Board of Selectmen and open town meeting.

The community was named after Isaac Barré, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the taxation of America.

The town of Barre did not start out as the "Town of Barre". From the beginning of the earliest kept records Barre was part of Rutland. The town was part of the Naquag grant and was made the "Northwest District of Rutland in 1749. In 1774 the town incorporated and was called "Hutchinson". Two years later a petition for a different name resulted in it being called "Barre", with a population of 734. During the Industrial Revolution, it became known for its production of farming equipment and palm leaf hats. During the Civil War it supplied much of the gunpowder used by the Union Army.

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The last day and time to register to vote for the Monday, April 4, 2016 Annual Town Election will be at 8PM on Tuesday, March 15th.

 

The Town Clerk’s Office  will be open from 9am until 8pm on Tuesday, March 15th for voter registration.

 

Residents may register to vote in person at the Town Clerk’s Office (located at 40 West Street, Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm orTuesdayWednesday & Thursday from 9am -4pm), by mail or online at www.registertovotema.com

 

Questions pertaining to voter registration can be directed to the Town Clerk Office 978-355-2504 ext 5.

 

POLLS WILL BE OPEN APRIL 4, 2016 FROM 8AM TO 8PM

PRECINCT ONE – BARRE SENIOR CENTER LOCATED, 557 SOUTH BARRE RD

PRECINCT TWO – AMERICAN LEGION POST 2, 450 SOUTH BARRE RD

 

LIST OF CANDIDATES, OFFICES & TERMS

 

1 Moderator                        Paul M. Cranston, 750 Old Coldbrook Rd.                          1 YR

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Board of Selectmen        Kathlyn M. Inman, 47 Summer St                                         3 YRS    

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

                                                Charles R. Chase, 120 Hardwick Rd                                     3YRS

 

1 Town Clerk                          Ellen M. Glidden, 637 Cutler Rd.                                           3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Board of Assessors           Robin I. Cheney, 417 Old Petersham Rd                              3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Board of Health               Dana A. Mascroft, 1201 Wauwinet Rd                                3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Water Commissioners      Ronald C. Higgins, 101 Debra Ln.                                         3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Sewer Commissioners        Matthew R. LaPointe, 76 Union St                                    3 YRS    

 

2 Quabbin Regional School Committee Members

 Richard G. Allan, 28 Kendall St.                                  3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

Mark Thomas Brophy, 90 Ruggles Lane                  3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Barre Housing Authority               Grace M. Yaglou, 728 Walnut Hill Rd                     5 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

1 Felton Field Commissioners       Margaret N. Petracone, 600 West St.                     3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

2 Library Trustees                               Lester W. Paquin, 120 Pleasant St                         3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

    Kimberly K. Dawson, 186 Oakham Rd.                  3 YRS

 

3 Constables                                        Gary Clark, 134 Broad St.                                         3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

                                                                 Dennis G. Fleming, 107 West St                             3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

 

                                                               Kurt R. Wells, 211 Everett Rd                                 3 YRS

                                                                           Candidate for Re-Election

1 Planning Board                                Frank W. LaRange, 711 South Barre Rd               5 YRS

 

1 Planning Board Associate Member

                                                                Douglas T. Martin, 33 Sheldon Rd                          1 YR

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Town of Barre Bylaws:

Winter Parking Ban

Snow Removal Ban

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