Class starts today at SUNY Geneseo. It’s been a busy weekend on campus, but now its down to business for the 5,700 or so students. Including more than 1,300 freshmen who are getting their first taste of college life. School officials say the new class is diverse and talented—with an average SAT score of 1231 and a high school GPA of 93.
Incumbent Geneseo tyown council member Roberta Irwin says she won’t run for re-election. Irwin says even though she has gotten ecouragement to run again, she heeded her family’s advice and decided not to seek another term Irwin says she won’t automatically endorse the repubican candiadate selected to replace her and will continue to speak out about issues she feels are important to the town’s taxpayers.
A woman who went to high school in Liviona now has her class ring back more than 40 years after she lost it. Tim Nickels of Livonia found the ring while he was out metal detecting, and with help from the Livonia Area Preservation and Historical Society was able to track down the owner–Polly (Schneckenburger) Leary of Arizona, who apparently lost the ring around the old Livonia Drive in back in the early 70’s. Nickels says he’s happy that his hobby helped him get the ring back to Leary, who told him she’s also happy to get it back after all these years.
The New York State Police entrance test deadline is coming up fast. Officials say all applications to be a trooper must be submitted by Friday and if you miss it, you will have to wait to try again. The test will be administered in October at several locations across the state. The results of the tests will determine a hiring list for the next four years and police say they don’t plan to have another exam in the near future. After graduation, the new troopers will make more than 70-thousand-dollars a year.
All members of the New York State Police now must be certified in CPR. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo has signed legislation known as “Briana’s Law” requiring hopeful troopers to be CPR-certified before they graduate. Refresher courses will be offered for police every two years after that. The law is named after Briana Ojeda, a New York City girl who couldn’t be saved by a police officer because the officer did not know CPR. The new law goes into effect October 26th.
The New York State Fair has a new attendance record. A fair spokesman says yesterday’s attendance of more than 123-thousand guests broke the 2014 record by about 500 people. Syracuse.com reports a record was also set for the biggest afternoon crowd at Chevy Court. Nearly 30-thousand people showed up to see Lynyrd Skynyrd.