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Windham County Sheriff Proposes New Site For Prison

Yet another update regarding a proposed $23-million dollar justice center in Windham County, though this time officials are focusing in on a parcel of land in Rockingham along Route 5.

The new location is a result of the decision to abandon plans to construct the facility at the Liberty Mill building in Bellows Falls, and takes into account concern from residents regarding its placement within the village.

The new site – located within 3 miles of the original location – sits on 11.7 acres of land near Exit 6. Windham County Sheriff Keith Clark is already in the process of purchasing the land on behalf of the county according to an announcement posted on the sheriff department’s website.

Clark has also submitted a zoning application for the facility’s construction, though both the Rockingham Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustments have also been considering a petition from residents that would prohibit such a facility from being built anywhere in Rockingham.

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