Barre Gazette Worcester County's Oldest Newspaper!

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Serving Barre, North Brookfield, Oakham,
Rutland, Hubbardston, Petersham, Wheelright,
Hardwick and New Braintree
5 Exchange Street, P. O. Box 448
Barre, MA 01005
(978) 355-4000, Fax: (978) 355-6274
Circulation: 2,666

The Barre Gazette has the distinction of being Worcester County's oldest newspaper. For over 170 years the Barre Gazette never missed an issue. Wars, fire, holidays, floods, hurricanes and other storms did not stop the paper from coming
out on a weekly basis.

The first issue on Nov. 1, 1834 was a four page sheet with a heading "Farmers Gazette." A hand carved woden cut by Albert Alden showed the "remarkable water fall" at Cook's Canyon. That paper's farm background is seen in the logo that shows a sheath of grain, a plow, hay fork, hay rack, sickle and other farm implements. The paper serves eight towns - Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Petersham and Rutland.

Give us a call at 978-355-4000.

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