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Harriet Tubman

Bond bill bolsters hope for transformation of Howard County's Harriet Tubman Building

Bond bill bolsters hope for transformation of Howard County's Harriet Tubman Building

Plans to renovate and repurpose Howard County’s former all-black high school are seeing renewed vigor with the county delegation’s recent vote to support a $500,000 bond bill for the project — a measure that could result in $1 million overall with a county match.

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, a Democrat who represents District 13 including North Laurel and Savage, introduced the bond request in Annapolis for the former Harriet Tubman high school. The school has long been slated to become a local museum and community center.

For the county to receive the money, the bond request must still pass the House appropriations committee. Atterbeary said she is “hopeful” to clear that hurdle....

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