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Erie Canal Development Project Questioned

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Erie Canal Development Project Questioned

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Erie Canal Development Project Questioned

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A Buffalo, N.Y., company purchases sweeping development rights along 50 miles of the Erie Canal for $30,000. The project envisions 3,000 canal-front homes. There are questions about how the land deal was arranged, and whether public property was sold too cheaply. Brian Mann reports.

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