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The skinny: $1.8M house has to get off this piece of land

A costly error

$1.8M house has to get off this piece of land

A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the unoccupied home in Narragansett was built entirely on land owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation, and therefore must be removed. The developer, Four Twenty Corp., began building the house in 2009, but it didn't discover the error until 2011 when it tried to sell the house and the prospective buyers got a survey. Robert Lamoureux, who owns the company, contacted one of the park's trustees to try to work something out, but she told him the land was not for sale, according to Friday's opinion. The foundation was set up to preserve the land as a park in perpetuity. A judge will decide how much time Lamoureux has to remove the house.

Package for inmates

Football toss falls far short of goal

Michigan authorities say a man tried to throw a football loaded with drugs and cellphones into the yard of a state prison. State Trooper Toby Baker says Sunday's throw in Jackson fell short, with the football landing between two fences and not in the yard where prisoners exercise. Officers at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility reported seeing Christen Moore, 22, of Detroit throw the football, and he was arrested. The Detroit Free Press and the Jackson Citizen-Patriot reported that the ball contained heroin, marijuana, tobacco and cellphones. Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said when contraband is taped to or stuffed inside an object to sneak it into a prison, it is called a "football," but in this case the contraband was really inside one.

Surprise, surprise

Housecleaning turns up a python

A Long Island couple were startled when they discovered a 3-foot-long python in a couch. The Suffolk County SPCA says Peter Wang and his wife were cleaning a basement apartment that had recently been vacated when the wife removed one of the cushions from the couch and saw the snake. The SPCA says the nonvenomous ball python belonged to a former tenant and was going to be cared for by an upstairs tenant when it got loose. Ball pythons are legal to own.

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This June 16, 2014 photo shows $1.8 million waterfront house that a developer mistakenly built on park land in Narragansett, R.I., and which the Rhode Island Supreme Court has ordered it be removed. Construction began in 2009, but the developer didn't discover the error until 2011 when attempting to sell it. A foundation had been set up to preserve the property as a park in perpetuity, and the developer was told the land was not for sale. (AP Photo/WJAR-TV) BX104

This June 16, 2014 photo shows $1.8 million waterfront house that a developer mistakenly built on park land in Narragansett, R.I., and which the Rhode Island Supreme Court has ordered it be removed. Construction began in 2009, but the developer didn't discover the error until 2011 when attempting to sell it. A foundation had been set up to preserve the property as a park in perpetuity, and the developer was told the land was not for sale. (AP Photo/WJAR-TV) BX104

The skinny: $1.8M house has to get off this piece of land

06/17/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:12pm]
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