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Analysts Suggest It Could Be Several Years Before New Allegany Is Built

April 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Although the Maryland State Clearinghouse has given approval to plans to build a new Allegany High School at the former Braddock campus of Western Maryland Health System —  there is a growing belief among some in the community that the project is not quite the “slam dunk” that many felt it was going into the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Session. Allegany County Board of Education officials had submitted a request for site approval in December, shortly after local school, city and hospital officials agreed to a land swap that put the 22-acre hospital site in the BOE’s hands. Allegany County is competing with 23 other Maryland counties for limited school construction funds. During WCBC’s Primary Election night coverage, all three of the station’s political analysts suggested that in may be many years before funding can be secured for a new school in Cumberland. School Board President Sara Beth James told WCBC News that she is surprised to such speculation as there has been no indication that the project is not moving forward…

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