DRB rules against detention center

NEWBURY—The Newbury Development Review Board has rejected the site plan application for the proposed Covered Bridge juvenile detention center.
In a 7-0 decision issued on Nov. 12, the board found that the development could not satisfy the town’s zoning regulations in the rural district where Stevens Place is located.
Covered Bridge would be owned and operated by the nonprofit Vermont Permanency Initiative, Inc., an offshoot of Orford-based Becket Family of Services. VPI has been operating an assessment and treatment center for adolescents at that location for several years.