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State Bar Association expands pro bono network


The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is expanding its pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to help veterans gain access to more than 50 state benefits through a new law that took effect on Wednesday (Veterans Day). The Restoration ...

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Jails increasingly setting aside cellblocks for veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they ...

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Demand grows for Veterans Defense Program

The New York State Defenders Association’s Veterans Defense Program (VDP) is continuing to grow. The program created in the spring of 2014 provided legal assistance to military veterans in 308 criminal cases in 2016, compared to a little over 100 ...

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Bill to address vets’ suicide moves forward

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature. The Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan ...

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Vets can get free ID designation

Starting this week, veterans across New York will be able to visit any local DMV Office to add the veteran’s distinction to their driver’s license or non-driver identification card prior to their renewal at no additional cost to them. Veterans ...

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Ice rink hosting salute to veterans

The city of Rochester will honor veterans by hosting the annual Skate and Salute event at Genesee Valley Park Ice Rink on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. There will be with open skating from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and noon to ...

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New York gives tuition break to veterans

ALBANY (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will ...

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Veterans job fair set

A Hiring Our Heroes Veterans’ Job Fair is planned through 1 p.m. today at the National Guard Armory, 76 Patriot Way, Rochester. Nearly 60 employers will attend representing between 250 and 300 jobs. The fair is designed to allow National ...

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Free tax help for veterans, families offered

Rochester-based accounting firm Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. will offer free tax consultation, assistance and preparation to families of active-duty military personnel who were deployed during the 2013 calendar year. The consultations will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. ...

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Fairport school employees support veterans memorial

With the check for the veterans memorial, from left, are Mike Barker, Perinton Town supervisor; John Baynes, English teacher; Tim Garman, Fairport Brewing Co.; Pat Cammilleri, Perinton VFW Post 8495; and Bob Hunt, president, Fairport Foundation.

Employees of the Fairport Central School District last week presented a check for $2,625 to representative of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Fairport Foundation. The funds were raised during an event at the Fairport Brewing Co. Tap Room. The ...

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NYSBA pilot program will help vets

Recognizing the legal challenges often faced by military veterans, the New York State Bar Association has established a special panel of attorneys to provide free phone consultations and discounted legal services to veterans statewide. More than 155 attorneys from around ...

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