Residents continue questions on detention center
NEWBURY—As Newbury awaits an official permit application to open a juvenile treatment facility on Stevens Place, residents and state officials met for a second time last week via Zoom to discuss lingering apprehensions.
The central topic became: Why Newbury? What other locations were considered for this facility and why was this Orange County town deemed the most suitable?
“I hear a lot of people in town do not want you here,” said Newbury Village Store owner Lance Battersby. Questions such as this were common during Thursday’s Zoom meeting as Newbury residents expressed their reservations towards the proposed plans.