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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-07-2017

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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©2017 BREEZE PUBLICATIONS INC. BREEZE PHOTO BY JACKIE ROMAN Eleven Smithfield firefighters not only share a profession, but also a milestone as parents – they all have children begin- ning kindergarten this year. The 13 CHILDREN are pictured here, standing in front of Fire Station 1, at 607 Putnam Pike, on Labor Day. Back row, from left, are Zachary Hopkins, Charlie Garrett, Ben Keene, Connor Cote, Harley Dougherty, Cole Estrella, Bobby Smith, Amelia Quattrini and Matteo Quattrini. Front row, from left, are Olivia Turcotte, Ethan Fusaro and Aydan Fusaro. SMITHFIELD – Firefighters already share a bond close to kinship, but the Smithfield Fire Department is bound by an uncanny coincidence: 13 children of the department are all starting kindergarten this year, includ- ing two sets of twins. Eleven firefighters, out of the 59 members in the department, will walk hand in hand through parenting as their children begin formal educa- tion together. Firefighters Dan Hopkins, Craig Garrett, Chris Keene, Eric Cote, Joe Dougherty, Tom Estrella, Bob Smith, Eddie Quattrini, Justin Turcotte, Chris Fusaro, and Robert Renzi all have children beginning kindergarten. Eight children will attend kin- dergarten in Smithfield, attending William Winsor Elementary School and Old County Road Elementary School. By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer SFD kids reporting for duty Thirteen children of Smithfield Fire Dept. members start kindergarten See KINDERGARTEN, Page 11 SMITHFIELD – When Jack Anderson saw the damage left in Hurricane Harvey's wake, he made the decision to come out of retire- ment as the owner of Smithfield- based disaster restoration firm Enviro-Clean Inc., and help out with the disaster. "We are in the business of help- ing people," said Eric Anderson, Jack's son and the current owner of Enviro-Clean Inc. Though not a vol- unteer operation, "we're fortunate enough that we get to do that." The company has been helping homeowners cope with fire, wind, mold, and water damage since 1983. "Our job is to put people's lives together after disaster," Anderson said. Jack Anderson came out of retire- ment to make the 30-hour drive to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 28. He's joined by eight Enviro-Clean employees who are going home to home completing dryouts and decontaminations. A portion of the company's operations were essential- ly moved to Texas to help address the massive challenges in the Lone Star State. This is not a first for the New England company. Employees drove to Louisiana when Hurricane Smithfield- based disaster restoration firm tackles Harvey damage By JACKIE ROMAN Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer See DAMAGE, Page 10 Serving Smithfield, Scituate, Foster and Glocester FREE SEPTEMBER 7-13, 2017 Observer THE VALLEY BREEZE & NORTH PROVIDENCE 6 54-410 0 1744 M ineral Spring Ave. Sun. - Thurs., 11 a.m . - 12 a.m . ; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m . - 1 a.m . SM ITHFIELD/ GREENVILLE 2 33-8 96 6 375 Putnam Pike

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