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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List of Records Access Officers (RAO)  for the Town of Barre

 

Henry Woods Building- 40 West Street, Barre

Town Clerk - Ellen Glidden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Mary Ann Gendron, Asst. Town Clerk, 978-355-2504 ext. 5

RAO for Town Clerk and all Elected Boards (not identified below) and Super RAO


Boards Assistant -  Mary Ann Gendron, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 134

               RAO Planning, Zoning, Conservation and Alt. SRAO

 

Town Administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 101

               RAO for Town Admin/Selectmen, all Selectmen appointed committees (not identified below) and Alt. SRAO

 

Veterans Agent, Anthony Musnicki, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 126

RAO for Veterans 

 

Building Commissioner, Brianna Skowyra, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 105

RAO for Code Enforcement 

 

Treasurer/Collector, Nancy Talbot, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 133

RAO for Treasurer/Collector

 

Town Accountant, Jean Joel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 132

RAO for Accountant 

 

Assessor, Michael Landry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 103

RAO for Assessors

 

Police Chief, John Carbone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 100

RAO for Police Department

 

IT Director, Adam Suzor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext 122

RAO for I.T. 

 

Board of Health Admin., Andrea Mastrototoro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 117

RAO for Board of Health

 

Cemetery Admin., Paula Bartkus, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2504 ext. 104

               RAO for Cemeteries

 

Fire Chief, Robert Rogowski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-5030

               RAO for Fire Department/EMS/Emergency Management

 

Senior Center - 557 South Barre Road

COA Director, Lester Paquin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-5004

RAO for Council on Aging

 

Woods Memorial Library - 19 Pleasant Street

Library Director, Stephanie Young, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-2533

               RAO for Library

 

DPW Building- 441 Wheelwright Rd

DPW Superintendent, Jason Pimental, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-5007/5013

RAO for DPW  (Highway, Water, Sewer, Parks & Commons)

 

Grandview Terrace- 146 Ruggles Lane, #49

Housing Authority Director, Louise Chaffee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-6643

               RAO for Housing Authority

 

Quabbin Regional School District Office- 872 South St

QRSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Marshall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-355-4668

               RAO for Quabbin Regional School District

 

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District - 1050 Westminster Street-Fitchburg, MA 01420

Monty Tech Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Sheila Harrity, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.978-345-9200

RAO for Montachusett Vocational Technical School District 

 

Attached are helpful links:  

Public Records Access, 950 CMR 32:  http://www.mass.gov/courts/docs/lawlib/900-999cmr/950cmr32.pdf

 

" The Town of Barre is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information"

 

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Town of Barre Bylaws:

Winter Parking Ban

Snow Removal Ban

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