PROVIDENCE â Matt Oriani received the call from his friend, Lincoln Patrolman Kyle Wingate, at about 11:20 a.m., Wednesday.
That's when the officer asked him if he would participate in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests instruction course, otherwise known as a live alcohol wet lab, being taught at the Providence Police Academy, located on Chad Brown Street.
Oriani acquiesced, and â less than 50 minutes later â he began drinking light beer.
BURRILLVILLE - DAngelo, Antonio, Tony, 95, of East Ave., Oakland, RI died Dec. 7, 2011 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Lucille R. (Couture) DAngelo.
Born in Esmond, son of the late Carmelo and Maryan (Campagna) Dangelo. Tony was also fondly known as The Chief to many who knew him because of his standing and respect within his extended family.
BURRILLVILLE - Kathleen H. (Pappandrea) Christiaen, 93, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Albert Christiaen. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Calderon) Pappandrea.
Kathleen was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Frank M. Christiaen of Pascoag, two nieces, Joyce Raabe of CT and Constance Houser of NC and two nephews, Robert Lofgren of SC and Richard Lofgren of FL.
WOONSOCKET â Woonsocket High coach George Coderre feels he has an experienced squad that will be competitive in Division I this season.
Two of the players Coderre expects to run the show are four-year varsity members Michelle Brayboy and Kailey Fugere.
The talented seniors gave a preview of their effective 1-2 punch in Thursdayâs non-league season-opener against Mount St. Charles Academy.
CUMBERLAND â Two townsmen were arrested Monday and charged with altering the serial numbers on guns believed to have been stolen, police said.
One of the suspects was also charged with illegal possession of cocaine and a knife with a blade longer than three inches.
At around 4:30 Monday morning, police were summoned to Birchwood Drive to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, Sgt. John Cook located a car occupied by Corey Ridolfi, 24, and Jared Lemay, 18, each of whom has a last known address of 20 Green St., Cumberland.
FARMINGTON, MO - Lorraine (Briere) Bertrand, 67, of Farmington, MO., died Wednesday morning at Stockhoff Nursing Home in Frederick, MO.
Mrs. Bertrand worked as a caterer at Monday Morning Industries in Woonsocket, RI, before moving to Missouri.
She leaves behind her father, Aurele Briere; a daughter, Pamela (Bertrand) Woody and her daughters, Marissa Stanford, Abbigail Stanford, and Angela Stanford; a son, Marc Bertrand and his son, Adam Bertrand; two sisters, Paulette (Briere) Martin and Janet(Briere) Haczynski; and five brothers, John, Thomas, David, Raymond and William Briere.
MT. LAUREL, NJ - Jeannette Rose Levesque, 91, formerly of Mt. Laurel, NJ died, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in Hamilton Continuing Care in Hamilton, NJ.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, Mrs. Levesque was a resident of Mt. Laurel for several years before moving to Hamilton.
Mrs. Levesque had served as a Lay Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Good Counsel R. C. Church in Moorestown, NJ, was a great seamstress and enjoyed cooking.
She was the wife of the late John E. Levesque Sr., mother of the late Richard Levesque, and sister of the late Albert Menard and Sylvia Mondor.
LINCOLN â Facilities Manager and Recycling Coordinator Dave Sale admitted he usually goes away with his wife for Thanksgiving, but they made different plans this year.
As the couple and their daughters' families sat down at the Saylesville home for a magnificent meal, âGrandpaâ Sale looked around him and said, âYou know what makes me so thankful this year? I know 304 families who right now, or sometime this afternoon, will enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Despite the recession and the continuing gloomy economic climate, North Smithfield was able to move forward with several economic and social initiatives during 2011, a year Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton called "great" in terms of how the town was able to meet the needs of residents.
"This has been a great year for improving the way we interact and respond to town residentsâ needs," Hamilton said recently in her annual state-of-the-town address to the Northern Rhode Island Advisory Group, a small business affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce.
WOONSOCKET â John Flynn remembers growing up in the 1970s when Bobby Orr and the Boston Bruins transformed New England hockey, turning youngsters all over the region into hockey players eager to lace on skates and participate in the sport.
Times have changed in recent years as a sagging economy has cut into the pool of youths capable of playing the sport, which involves financial outlays by parents for skates, sticks and other equipment.