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Land dispute ends as vacant lots are sold off to buyer

November 15, 2017

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A newly recorded deed says three vacant lots abutting a historic Newport mansion have been sold for $8.2 million.

Resident agent Evan Leviss said Monday he could not reveal the owner of the company that purchased the lots. The Newport Daily News reports previous owner Maurice Iudicone has no comment on the transaction.

Iudicone originally wished to build a home on the vacant lot, but was met with opposition from neighbors — including Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Lewinstein. The dispute also attracted attention because The Waves mansion and the area surrounding it are designated as a national landmark.

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