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November 12, 2015
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Voters Reject Re-Imagining Albany High Proposal

"It’s back to the drawing board for one the nation’s priciest proposed school renovations. After the last of the absentee ballots and affidavits were counted today, voters in Albany rejected a $196 million plan for a major makeover and addition to Albany High School" as reported by Dave Lucas of WAMC.

"The vote was too close to call on election night last week. The Albany County Board of Elections began tabulating around 1,100 absentee ballots on Tuesday, breaking for Veterans Day then resuming the count Thursday morning. 325 ballots from so-called “upscale” Wards 12 through 15 remained."

"By noon, signs of defeat were building. The margin of defeat grew from the 10-vote lead the 'no's' held election night to about 100 on Thursday. Ward 15, with 72 no votes to 10 yes, proved to be the kiss of death for the revitalization plan."

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Secondary: WAMC Primary:Re-Imagining Proposal
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