Morning News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 27, 2022
The College Board SAT test is going fully digital for 2024. According to the College Board, the switch to digital will help create more dates and times for testing adding the percentage of ‘A’ average high school students has increased from 39% to 55% over the past 23 years. The test will now be two hours instead of three hours and will give students more time per question. And even though the test will be digital, it cannot be taken at home. The College Board said 80% of students who participated in the pilot said the new test is less stressful.
The Empire State Games Olympic torch will be stopping in Batavia at the Batavia Ice rink Saturday at 8 am. The torch bearer will arrive through the front doors and go to the Rink and pass the torch to an awaiting Genesee Amateur Hockey Rampart player who will proceed to skate around the rink and pass the torch off to other Rampart players. There will be a photo shoot in front of the trophy case before their departure.
The City of Batavia will be repairing another water line today. This will close Lehigh Avenue at Ellicott Street to the city line beginning at 8 this morning. Work is expected to be completed by and the road re-opened by 3 in the afternoon.
The Village of Elba will be handing out free COVID- 19 test kits on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 11 a.m. to Noon based on availability. There is a limit of two test kits per individual, four tests per household. You must be a Genesee County resident and there are no pre-orders. This event will take place at the Village Office, 4 South Main St. in Elba.
The Genesee County sheriff’s office has announced their picks for the officer of the year and distinguished service awards for 2021. Officer of the year is Deputy David Moore. Investigator Chad Minuto and Senior Correction Officer Matthew Burgett received the Distinguished service award.
Buffalo Sabres Goalie Aaron Dell has been suspended for 3 games after elbowing Ottawa Senators Drake Batherson causing him to slide feet first into the boards behind the goal. The charge is interference. Batherson hurt his ankle during the play.