Morning Minute: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — The Route 415 bridge in Steuben County has been officially renamed the Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial Bridge. The family of the late 29-year-old State Trooper were on hand for the dedication ceremony, along with New York State police, and local, state, and federal lawmakers. This section of the highway is near the State Police barracks in Bath, where Clark was stationed.

New York is getting new license plates next year, and you get to choose what they look like. Residents will be able to vote on their favorite design among five proposed designs. Voting opened August 19, and lasts until September 2. The new plates will replace the aging empire blue and white plates and the empire gold plates.

Parents expressed their displeasure with new vaccination rules. The state department of health has rolled out new ’emergency regulations’ before the school year gets started. Now, doctors who issue medical exemptions will need to fill out additional forms that outline specific reasons as to why a child isn’t vaccinated. As parents against the new law wait for a court decision, they’re looking at different options.

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