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Resource ID: #21126
Subject: Contracts
Source: Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.)
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Date: Sept 14, 15, 16; Oct 4, 10, 23

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"For $30,000, New York state sold exclusive development rights along its 524-mile state canal system, which includes the Erie Canal, to Buffalo developer Richard Hutchens after running a small advertisement that produced only Hutchen's bid...the stories showed the state courted Hutchens for years before running an ad tailored to a project Hutchens proposed. The state cannot explain what happened to 32 other companies that expressed some interest in development along the canal."

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