Barre passes sex-offender restrictions

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The Barre City Council has passed an ordinance banning people convicted of most sex crimes from moving within 1,000 feet of a school, park or playground.

But the measure includes no such protection for 125 children living at a major low-income housing project in the city.

The community and social service director at the Highgate Apartments says that by limiting parts of the city where sex offenders may live, the ordinance makes it more likely they will end up living near the complex off Berlin Street.

Mayor Thomas Lauzon says the ordinance may be revised in the future.

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