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  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Legion Urges 5% Set-Aside in State Budget for Disabled Vets

    ALBANY — The American Legion Department of New York is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to enact a five percent set-aside in the state budget that would give some preferences in awarding government contracts to businesses owned by disabled military veterans.

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  • Jobs, Suicide, Benefit Cuts Among Issues at Mid-Winter Conference

    ALBANY — Jobs, suicide prevention and retiree benefit cuts will be on the minds of nearly 1,200 American Legion members as they gather this weekend (Jan. 24-26) for the New York State American Legion’s 95th Annual Mid-Winter Conference at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center here. Another 700 members of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion also will be addressing veterans and family issues as they hold concurrent meetings at nearby hotels.

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  • Friday, January 17, 2014

    VA in Batavia Opens H.O.P.E. Center for Women

    BATAVIA — More women veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can benefit from a new residential facility that opened Jan. 10 at the VA Western New York Health Care System’s Batavia campus.

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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

    Cuomo Orders Flags at Half Staff for Dick Pedro

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, January 16, 2014, in recognition of Richard M. Pedro and his lifelong dedication to serving Veterans. Mr. Pedro, who led The American Legion Department of New York as adjutant for nearly three decades, passed away in Owego on January 10, 2014 at the age of 87.
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  • Monday, January 13, 2014

    Webster Post Helps Visiting Military Wife

    WEBSTER, N.Y. — A military wife in need could be headed home this week, thanks to Cottreall-Warner American Legion Post 942 in Webster, WHAM TV 13 reported.

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  • Sunday, January 12, 2014

    Funeral Arrangements for PNC Richard Pedro

    Funeral arrangements for Past National Commander Richard Pedro, who died Friday night, Jan. 10, are as follows:


    4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15., with American Legion Service at 6:30.
    Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park Street, Owego, NY.

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