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Rhode Island mansion ordered to be moved or torn down

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Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled a $2 million waterfront home in Narragansett will need to be moved or torn down because it was built partially on public property.

The problem started because of a surveying error.

Back in 2009, the developer had the land surveyed and got permits to build. The house was finished in 2011.

"Errors are made by engineers. Some are more critical than others," said S. Paul Ryan, legal counsel for Save the Bay.

Visitors are confused how this could have happened.

"They should have known this house was in the process and not waited until it was fully constructed," Joyce Girari said.

An organization is trying to block moving the house, arguing that would put it closer to an already eroding coastline.
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