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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. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

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...

Veterans are answering call for workers

With many workplaces struggling with fallout from the “Great Resignation,” it’s no surprise to see veterans increasingly stepping into the breach. Veteran unemployment peaked nationally...

Applications sought for EforAll South Coast program, promoting veterans’ products

NEW BEDFORD – Entrepreneurship for All South Coast welcomes applications for its veteran product maker vendor list beginning March 12. The nonprofit organization will be...

Job Lot customers donate 47,500 winter coats to local veterans

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot’s annual “Buy, Give, Get” program saw more winter coats collected for veterans this year than last year. The...
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...

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...

Five Questions With: Bob DaSilva

The city of East Providence is recognizing both veterans and the high cost of housing and has made available an affordable rental house for...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has announced plans to more than double its number of student veterans who are undergraduates. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University announces plans to boost student veteran enrollment

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced plans Monday to significantly increase financial aid for U.S. military veterans who enroll over the next three to five...

More veterans needed in Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The...
VETERAN HOMELESSNESS increased in Rhode Island from 2017 to 2018 but declined nationally, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD: Veteran homelessness in R.I. ticks up amid national decline

PROVIDENCE – The number of homeless veterans declined 5.4 percent year over year in 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...
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