OUI test trouble not felt here, yet

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By GAIL LOWE WOBURN — Cases involving drunk driving arrests could be affected in Wakefield due to the discovery of a problem with the accuracy of some breath tests. This week, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said that in mid-March her office was notified by the Office of Alcohol Testing that there was “an issue with breath tests given to several identified defendants in Middlesex County.” According to a news report in the Boston Globe Thursday, 12 cases in Middlesex County are questionable and two are questionable in Suffolk County....

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Wrong-way driver causes 128 crash

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

  WAKEFIELD — A 33-year-old man from Wellesley who allegedly was heading north in a southbound lane on Rte. 128 near Exit 39 early this morning was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, resulting in serious bodily injury and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, said State Trooper Reid Bagley from the State Police Office of Media Relations. Police units from Revere, Andover, Danvers and Wakefield and the Wakefield Fire Department were dispatched to the scene of the three-car accident at 1:20 a.m....

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Charges fly again over Brightview plan

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Local Headline News, Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield News | Comments Off

By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — Things got a bit tense during public testimony at last night’s Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on the Brightview Senior Living facility proposed for Crescent Street after residents accused the board of “not protecting the neighborhood” and sweeping the issue of the size of the building “under the rug.” Shelter Development is proposing to build a 130-unit Brightview Senior Living facility that will include a mix of assisted living, independent living and memory care units. The hearing began with attorney Brian...

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Softball team suffers no lingering effects

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Rebounds from Methuen loss with 13-4 triumph over Wilmington WAKEFIELD — The Warrior softball team suffered no lingering effects from its non-league loss to Methuen on Monday. In fact it was right back to business as Wakefield cruised to a 13-4 triumph over Wilmington on Wednesday morning at Vets’ Field. Wakefield increased its record to 6-1 on the year and continues to roll over teams from the Middlesex League Freedom division. Alexi Truesdale started the game for the Warriors and pitched four innings giving up four runs (all earned)...

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Boys’ tennis team doesn’t get its way

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors edged by Woburn in thriller WOBURN — Yesterday’s makeup tennis match against Woburn was definitely one that could’ve gone either way. Unfortunately for the Warrior boys’ tennis team, the result wasn’t in its favor as it was edged in a 3-2 thriller yesterday morning at Woburn High School in a match where four out of the five individual contests went three sets. Wakefield fell to 2-2 on the season with the loss and it had its modest two match win streak snapped. The contests at first and second singles both went three sets as did both...

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Baseball team steals a win from Wilmington, ace hurler Gillis

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Sports | Comments Off

Warriors win fourth straight with one-run victories over Wildcats, Spartans By JIM SOUTHMAYD WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield Memorial High baseball team has won some close ballgames so far this season. But none of them compared to the one-run contest the Warriors pulled out yesterday morning at Walsh Field. Wakefield plated single runs in the fifth and the sixth innings despite mustering only one hit against Wilmington ace left-hander Jackson Gillis as it recorded a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats for its fourth consecutive victory of the spring. The...

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Nancy J. Doucette, 83

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

  WAKEFIELD — Nancy J. ( Terhune) Doucette, 83, of Wakefield, died Wednesday, April 22, at Wingate at Reading. She was the beloved wife of the late John Doucette Jr. Born in Plainfield, N.J. on Sept. 14, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Carol (Greenlaw) Terhune. Nancy was a graduate of Tufts School of Dental Hygenists. Nancy owned and operated the Cubby Hole Stationers, Inc. in Wakefield with her late husband John Doucette, until they retired. Nancy was dedicated to her family and was a devoted grandmother. She was a...

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Frances M. Fairfield, 75

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WAKEFIELD — Frances M. Fairfield, 75, a longtime resident of Wakefield, died April 21 at the Elmhurst Nursing Home in Melrose. Born in Saugus on March 6, 1940, she was the beloved daughter of the late Charles H. and Teresa F. (McGarry) Leggett. Frances was raised in Saugus and was a graduate of Saugus High School. She was retired from Stop and Shop in Stoneham. She was a Wakefield resident for 60 years. Frances was the beloved wife of Arthur W. Fairfield. She was the loving mother of June E. Hawkins and husband Robert of Alaska, Patricia A....

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Dante J. D’Alessandro

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Wakefield Daily Item, Wakefield Obituaries | Comments Off

WWII veteran worked in shoe business CENTER OSSIPEE, N.H. — Dante J. D’Alessandro of Center Ossipee, N.H., and formerly of Wakefield, died Friday, April 19, in Wolfeboro, N.H. Born in Wakefield on Feb. 19, 1922, he was the son of the late Joseph and Carolina (Vitale) D’Alessandro. Dante was raised in Wakefield and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. He had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Burma. Upon his return, he began his career in the shoe business with L.B. Evans Shoe Co. in Wakefield. He retired...

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