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Zeldin calls for peer-to-peer counseling program to aid troubled veterans nationwide

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Rep. Lee Zeldin today called for passage of a bill he sponsored in March to nationalize the New York State veteran peer-to-peer program, which grew out of a pilot program Zeldin spearheaded while a state senator in 2012.

Schumer pushes back after report recommends slashing services at Northport VA hospital

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A controversial proposal to close the Northport VA hospital's emergency room, move its medical and surgical services to local hospitals and its residential rehabilitation program to a Queens VA facility, drew fire this week from Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Calverton Meadows honors its two most senior veterans with ‘Quilts of Valor’

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Two Calverton military veterans, who served during World War II and the Korean War, were honored with handmade quilts today as part of the national Quilts of Valor program.

Zeldin: New laws will help veterans become homeowners in expensive Long Island market

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Legislation will make mortgage financing easier and less expensive for veterans

FDNY 343 Ride stops in Riverhead on Ground Zero to Montauk trek to raise money for severely injured veterans

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Dozens of cyclists on a ride from Ground Zero to Montauk Point to raise money for injured veterans had a stop-over in Riverhead Sunday.

VFW Auxiliary launches collection drive for hospitalized veterans in Northport

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Riverhead VFW Post 2476 Auxiliary is collecting toiletries, supplies and clothing items for veterans in the Northport VA hospital, now through Oct. 1.

With ‘Rock ‘n’ Blues’ Elks Lodge to host fundraising tribute to Riverhead’s vets

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Dance the night away to the rock and blues music of three bands at a benefit for Riverhead's veterans on March 4.

New veterans peer support group launching on the East End

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The new peer-to-peer support group, run by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project, will meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Synergy Center, 1380 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead.

New benefits card for Riverhead veterans: Local businesses band together to provide discounts

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The benefits card offers discounts up to 50 percent on a variety of services and products, including eye and dental services, haircuts, shoes, massages and major car repairs.
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State lawmakers’ bill would allow towns to increase veterans’ property tax exemptions by almost 40 percent

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The nearly 40 percent increase in allowable exemptions don't take effect unless approved by the Riverhead Town Board.
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