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State money secured for McComas School, Epicenter

State money secured for McComas School, Epicenter

Funds to preserve the historic McComas School Museum in Joppa and to establish a new manufacturing sciences center partnership with the U.S. Army were secured by Harford County legislators during the recently concluded General Assembly session.

In all, local legislators were able to get $175,000 in state bond funds for three local projects, but they also fell short on what they requested, as a similar number did not make the final list of projects the legislature approved funding for statewide.

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti, a Democrat, obtained $100,000 for a National Center for Manufacturing Sciences — she had filed a bill requesting $300,000 — plus $50,000 more for The Epicenter in...