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February 5th, 2011

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.”

February 3rd

School canceled in Woonsocket

February 3, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Concerns over the stability of roofs at local schools has put students out of school for another day. School Committee Chairman Marc Dubois said a decision to close city schools today was made last night after some roof support buckling was detected at the Citizen’s Elementary School by Henry Trudeau, maintenance supervisor.

February 2nd

Woonsocket buildings collapse

February 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET – For a few moments, it felt like a train was hurtling through the neighborhood as Christine Lanoue shoveled the heavy, slushy snow in front of her home at the end of First Avenue yesterday.
“I heard a big rumbling and the whole ground was shaking,” she said. “I thought my house was collapsing.”

February 1st

Relentless weather pesters Valley

February 1, 2011

WOONSOCKET — If you liked yesterday’s weather, you’re going to love what Mother Nature has in store for us today.
The latest in a series of unusually fierce winter storms turns out to be a double-dipper. After dumping four to seven inches of snow across the Blackstone Valley Tuesday, a second wave — a hard-to-predict combo of snow, sleet and rain — is expected to whack the region by nightfall.

January 31st

Victim to meet alleged attacker for first time

January 31, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Having lost the use of his legs, Donald Paterson doesn't leave his third-floor apartment at Kennedy Manor as often as he'd like these days. But tomorrow, his wife, Trudy, will help him into his wheelchair, jostle him into their minivan and take him to meet someone he's been waiting a long time to see: the boy who left him a cripple.
More than nine months after he was stabbed in the back, Paterson expects to confront his alleged attacker in Family Court.
It will be the first time the 74-year-old retired machinist has ever seen the boy.

Attention, all military veterans!

January 31, 2011

The CALL has begun publishing photos each Monday on its new Military Page of Blackstone Valley veterans, past and present.
Please submit photos by email (veterans@woonsocketcall.com) or in person at The CALL's office on Main Street. A special Veterans basket is located on the front desk. Photos submitted in person should include a stamped envelope with return address so that we may return your photo.
Please include the following information with your photo:
Name:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Years of service:
Location of tours:

January 30th

Officials gather to tour Earned Income tax Credit

January 30, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Tax season is here and Community Action Rhode Island wants working families to know they can receive help with the preparation of their tax returns and applications for federal income tax credits.
In fact, low income families may be eligible for tax credit refunds averaging $2,100 per filer and as much as $5,666 per filer under the federal Earned Income Tax Credit guidelines.

January 29th

North Smithfield to hold meetings on senior and financial issues

January 30, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton will hold two Town Hall-style meetings with seniors this week at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main St.
The first will be held Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m; the second is on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Hamilton said this is an opportunity for residents to discuss issues that are affecting them as well as for her to provide information regarding current issues.
For more information, call 767-2200 ext. 301.

Escaping winter

January 30, 2011

Steve Morse, of Blackstone, escapes the winter blahs, albeit for 12 minutes, in a tanning bed Saturday at Beach Tanning, located at 3 Main St. in Blackstone. With all the snow this winter, some seek respite in any way they can.

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