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10/15/08 - Developer says casino promoters eyeing parcel abutting tribal land

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A Charlestown developer who owns 81 acres abutting the Narragansett Indians’ tribal land told town officials that three potential buyers –– including two casino promoters –– have offered him $20 million for the land, Charlestown officials said. The developer, Larry LeBlanc, and his lawyer, William Landry, met with Town Administrator Edward M. Barrett, Town Solicitor Robert E. Craven and Public Works Director Alan Arsenault on Oct. 1 to discuss the town’s possible purchase of the land. The town has until today to express interest.