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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-02-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE LINCOLN – Driving past a school bus filled with goats is enough to make anyone do a dou- ble take, but Wayne Pitman is used to the expressions of surprise. His bright red and green bus garners a lot of attention, especially when passersby realize his passen- gers aren't rowdy students, but a rambunctious crew of four-legged friends. They're Pitman's coworkers, together traversing the state to vari- ous job sites, where the nearly two- dozen goats of various breeds and sizes are hired to help clear over- grown land. Lincoln resident Paula Carmichael hired the Goatscapers to help remove some invasive plants on her Southwick Drive property this week. Her roughly 2.5-acre property has some steep slopes where she BREEZE PHOTO BY CHARLES LAWRENCE KEVIN O'BRIEN, of Scituate, and LORRAINE WHITTEMORE, of Danielson, Conn., pick out plants at the Gentian Garden Club sale, held last Saturday at the North Scituate Community House. Whittemore is a member of the club. SMITHFIELD – While most quarantine projects are long-avoided tasks, the Delos brothers at Kountry Kitchen have cooked up a much larg- er project: Smithfield's first outdoor clam shack. According to Thierry Delos, he and his brother Lionel have wanted to kick up the night business at Kountry Kitchen, located at 10 Smith Ave. in Greenville, for years since taking over the business from their aunt and uncle, Pierre and Mary Clare Delos. Using time off during the COVID- 19 quarantine, the brothers decided it was time to finalize a nighttime dining plan for the underutilized kitchen. Both avid seafood lovers, Delos said a clam shack was the best idea. "We both really wanted to do it," Delos said. The front parking area was cleared for picnic benches with umbrellas and a take-out kiosk. The Kountry Clam Shack opened last Wednesday, June 24, the day after receiving approval for outdoor entertainment from the Greenville's new clam shack is a pearl By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See CLAM SHACK, Page 6 See GOATS, Page 12 SMITHFIELD – Voters could have 11 candidates to choose from in the Sept. 8 primaries for the Smithfield Town Council after five Republicans and six Democrats declared their intent to run for office by last Wednesday's deadline. All five at-large seats are up for election for two-year terms on the Smithfield Town Council. Incumbents Suzy Alba, T. Michael Lawton, and Sean Kilduff filed papers and were endorsed by the Democratic party. Councilwoman Dina Cerra, a Democrat, is not run- ning for her second term in office. Angelica Bovis and former North Providence Police Chief and retired State Police Maj. David Tikoian round out the endorsed Democratic ticket for council. Tikoian retired from North Providence last November after two years in the position. He said his decision to run comes from his Eleven candidates for Smithfield council, five for school board By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com See SMITHFIELD, Page 4 Goatscapers get the job done By NICOLE DOTZENROD Valley Breeze Staff Writer nicole@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD Members of the Scituate-based GOATSCAPERS take a break from work to hang out in the "Goat Tote," a converted school bus used to transport the lanscapers. Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE JULY 2-8, 2020 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & Wills & Trusts Estate Planning & Settlement The Law Office of George M. Prescott Esquire Rhode Island does not have a procedure for the certification or recognition of specialization by lawyers. 300 Front Street Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865 Telephone – 401.726.5577 No fee for initial consultation. • Complete Heating Systems • Remodeling • Repairs • Water Heaters • Complete Sewage Ejector Systems for Basement Baths • Senior Citizen Discounts C. J. Nemes, Inc. Plumbing & Heating 24-Hour Emergency Service 769-4776 Master Plumber, R.I. #1911 Mass. #25011 Member of The Better Business Bureau Drain & Sewer Cleaning Hiring Licensed Plumbers call for Details! 401-949-0180 andersonwinfield.net

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