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Fire destroys home of local video company owner

February 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET – An intense fire apparently breaking out in a finished breezeway left Paul and Lorraine Jacobs without a home Friday afternoon.
Paul Jacobs, 69, the well-known local video and sound company owner who records meetings of City Council and other popular events, also lost equipment and possibly years of recordings when the fire swept through an attached garage and the two-level home at 49 Hillsdale Street while the couple was away.

Snow loads on roofs wreaking havoc on schools

February 5, 2011

WOONSOCKET – As engineers began trying to determine whether snow-laden roofs throughout the public school system were at risk of collapse yesterday, officials said it was too soon to say whether students could return to classes by Monday.
“We're fortunate we're initiating this on a Friday,” said Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi. “We have the weekend to work on it. Hopefully we'll have this solved by Monday.”

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