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NEWBURY — With receiving nearly $300,000 on hand in CARES Act funding from the state, township trustees are looking to potential subgrantees to help in the use of the funds before the Nov. 20 spending deadline.

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NEWBURY — Residents should still see overall savings in their property taxes if the township asks voters for an additional levy to purchase the former Newbury school property, some task force members said. Trustee Greg Tropf, however, said he was not so sure.

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Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.

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The first animals that a visitor to Harvest Bell Farm in Newbury Township will likely notice are the chickens. Filling the entrance of the farm owned by Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer are striped barred rocks and solid black Australorps chickens leisurely strolling around the lot, their bright red…

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Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.

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The West Geauga Local School District is planning to implement two models for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year this August, giving families the option to choose between entirely online or onsite.

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West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.

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After months of planning and several joint community input meetings, the West Geauga and Newbury local boards of education are now looking at how to move forward with having better insight on community wants and concerns for the Newbury schools’ facilities.

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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. The districts also opened a survey for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the…

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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. A survey is now open for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the West Geauga d…

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NEWBURY — The ReStore property for the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is under consideration for sale, according to Executive Director Jim Thie. He said that he will be “testing the marketability” of the property after the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for the organization.

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Donald A. Sinkovec, 46, of Newbury Township was indicted by a Geauga County grand jury last week on multiple child pornography-related charges. He is scheduled for arraignment in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court on May 26.

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The end of the school term rapidly is approaching, and for the Newbury Local Schools, summer break will be more than the completion of the academic year, it will be the forever end of the district with the territory transfer to West Geauga Local Schools going into effect on June 30.

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Despite the outward disapproval of district parents in previous community meetings, the West Geauga Board of Education approved the reconfiguration of the elementary schools Monday night. In the same vote, the board also approved the establishment of one or more stakeholder committees to eas…

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West Geauga Local Board of Education approved the annual guidelines for open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year on Monday night with changes to caps for new students coming into the district, transportation and notification dates for acceptance.

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Five candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for two seats on the Newbury Board of Education as the district prepares to become part of the West Geauga Local School District for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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A short-handed Geauga County Educational Service Center voted unanimously last week in the second of two votes to approve the territory transfer of Newbury School District to the West Geauga.

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In a board report during the West Geauga Board of Education meeting Monday, Board Member Kathy Leavenworth informed that, based on preliminary information, the Newbury referendum petition did not acquire the requisite number of signatures to put an issue on the March ballot pertaining to the…

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A petition drive to allow Newbury Township residents to vote on the Newbury School District territory transfer to West Geauga Schools fell short last week.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center backtracked last week, giving new life to a petition drive to stop the territory transfer of Newbury schools to West Geauga.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center is shifting into reverse this week in its drive to join Newbury and West Geauga school districts.