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.

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

Town Committee Vacancies 

Currently there are openings on the following town committees: (3) Finance Committee, multiple openings on the Energy Advisory Committee, multiple openings on the Youth Commission, (1) Alternate position on the ZBA, (1) Member on Scenic Byway Advisory Committee, (1) Regular Member on the Civilian Law Enforcement Review and Advisory Board and (1) Alternate Member, (1) Lost Villages Scenic Byway Committee, (3) regular member openings on the Capital Planning Committee.  Appointment applications can be downloaded from our website or by contacting the Board of Selectmen’s Office.

November 8, 2016 Presidential Election Unofficial Results.

https://drive.google.com/…/0B36QH7awzALWZlVmeDZSNFF…/preview

View the warrant here.

THURSDAYS NOVEMBER 3RD EARLY VOTING SESSION WILL END AT 4:00 PM AND THE LAST DAY FOR TOWN OF BARRE REGISTERED VOTERS TO VOTE EARLY FOR THE NOVEMBER 8TH ELECTION WILL BE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH  FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON AT THE HENRY WOODS BUILDING!

THE LAST DAY FOR TOWN OF BARRE REGISTERED VOTERS TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT  FOR THE NOVEMBER 8TH ELECTION WILL BE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH  FROM 9AM TO 12 NOON AT THE HENRY WOODS BUILDING-TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE!

QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THE ELECTION OR VOTER REGISTRATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE TOWN CLERK AT 978-355-2504 EXT 5

Early Voting Press Release

We are excited to announce that all registered voters will be able vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th, 2016. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through absentee voting. Although absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify, only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability that prevents them from going to the polls, or have a religious belief preventing the same, are legally allowed to vote by absentee ballot.

Unlike absentee voting, early voting is for every registered voter. Registered voters do not need an excuse or reason to vote early. Regardless of whether a voter wants to take advantage of early voting, vote absentee or vote on Election Day, the first step is making sure you are registered. To check to see if you are registered to vote, and to find information on how to register to vote, you may visit the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: www.sec.state.ma.us/ele. If you need to register to vote, you may do it online by visiting: www.RegisterToVoteMA.com. All you need is a license or an I.D. issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to apply online. To be eligible to vote in the November 8th State Election, you must register to vote or make any necessary changes to your voter registration by October 19th, 2016.

Early voting can be done in person or by mail. In BARRE, early voting can be done in person at THE HENRY WOODS BUILDING LOCATED AT 40 WEST STREET, BARRE, MA  01005 during the following dates and times:

 Mon., Oct. 24th  & 31st 7pm – 9pm 

Tues., Oct. 25th & Nov. 1st 9am – 4pm

Wed., Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd 9am – 9pm

Thurs., Oct. 27th & Nov. 3rd 9am – 4pm

Fri. Nov. 4th 9am – 12 noon

 

For public convenience, BARRE has also decided to offer weekend hours on:

Saturday, October 29TH 9AM – 12 NOON.

Also, registered voters have the option to request an early voting ballot through the mail. Simply fill out an application and mail it to TOWN CLERK, PO BOX 418, BARRE, MA  01005-0418. You can find the application on the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele.

Please note, however, once a voter has cast an early voting ballot, the voter may no longer vote at the polls on Election Day.

 

For the first time in Massachusetts, the first choice all voters will make is which day to vote. Early voting will make the most fundamental right of our citizens more convenient than ever to exercise. We encourage all of our citizens to exercise that right and take advantage of the opportunity to vote on their schedules.

 

View our early voting flyer here.

Absentee Ballot are available at the Town Clerk's Office for the TUESDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2016 SPECIAL TOWN Election.  The last day and time to apply for an absentee ballot is Monday AUGUST 8th at 12 noon.

The Town Clerk's Office, located at 40 West St., basement, will be open from 9am to 12 noon for absentee voters on AUGUST 8th.  Questions regarding absentee voting should be directed to the Town Clerk at 978-355-2504 ext 5.

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Town of Barre Bylaws:

Winter Parking Ban

Snow Removal Ban

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