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GETTING A BRIEFING: Dana Evans, left, lab director at Gannon & Scott Inc. in Cranston, discusses business with Chris Jones, the company president. Gannon & Scott is one of the Rhode Island firms that have been honored by the federal government for its hiring of military veterans. Jones also served in the R.I. Army National Guard.

These R.I. employers rallying the ex-troops

Gannon & Scott Inc. is a longtime Cranston-based company that specializes in recovering valuable metals from torpedo batteries, coatings used for stealth technology, and...
U.S. REP. GABE AMO, D-R.I., announced Tuesday that R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. and the North Providence Housing Authority will receive $586,431 in combined federal funding to help homeless veterans and their families find permanent housing. / COURTESY GABE AMO

2 R.I. housing authorities receive $586K to help veterans secure housing

PROVIDENCE – Two local housing authorities will receive $586,431 in combined federal funding to help homeless military veterans and their families find permanent housing. U.S....
Dr. Linda Carpenter, center, director of Butler Hospital’s transcranial magnetic stimulation clinic and professor of psychiatry at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, collaborates with members of the Butler staff. 

Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatments are helping patients with depression

Akos Antwi recalled the day when one of her clients who had been suffering with depression for more than 30 years came to her...

Providence VA benefits worker indicted for bribery, extortion, witness tampering

PROVIDENCE – A benefits-service representative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been indicted on three counts of bribery and one count each...
SITE VISIT: Justin Kordas, left, and William Porter, co-owners of structural engineering consulting firm Stone Fleet Inc. in Providence, visit the construction site of one of their clients. 

Engineering firm hopes new veteran-owned certification will bring in more clients

It is never easy readjusting to life after the military. Justin Kordas, who joined the U.S. Marine Corps never thinking he’d one day have to...

R.I. Department of Health receives $750K grant for veteran suicide prevention

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health received a $750,000 federal grant to implement a three-year program for veteran suicide prevention. The department will work...
VALUABLE RESOURCE: George Huddleston, president elect of the board of directors of Dare to Dream Ranch, a nonprofit in Foster that offers alternative therapy programs for military veterans and their families, with volunteer Kathy Hassell and Merica, a 3-year-old miniature horse she is training to pull a carriage. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dalton helps veterans cope with trauma through Dare to Dream Ranch

WHEN MILITARY PERSONNEL leave the battlefield, the battle does not end for some. Karen Dalton fully understands this. She grew up in an environment where...
REINFORCED: U.S. Navy veteran Christopher Sanford, owner of PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services LLC in Cranston, didn’t panic when the pandemic hit last year. Without much trouble, he received a Paycheck Protection Program loan that helped keep his staff employed. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Vet-owned firms haven’t shied away from PPP loans

While small businesses across the state and the country scrambled to secure one of the popular Paycheck Protection Program loans, Christopher Sanford applied for...

President Joe Biden extends eviction and foreclosure moratoriums

PROVIDENCE – In his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders, including one that extends an existing moratorium...

VA announces grants to support groups working with homeless veterans

PROVIDENCE – A series of grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be awarded in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to organizations...
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