What’s next for Covered Bridges?

NEWBURY—Now that public forums on plans for a privately run juvenile detention facility in Newbury are finished, what’s next?
And as one resident asked the state, “What can the community of Newbury do to stop you?”
Sean Brown, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Families and Children, which will oversee the Covered Bridges Treatment Center, seemed determined last week to push ahead despite local concerns around safety, traffic, and emergency response capacity.
At the start of the community consultation process, he said the state wanted to secure community support before moving forward. In an interview last week, Brown suggested that box had been checked.