Five Things: Veterans Day ... Observed

Your guide for life in East Greenwich today, Nov. 12.

Veterans Day (observed): Yesterday was Veterans Day and if you missed the parade, we’ll have video and a story later today. But the government holiday is today, so no school, no trash pickup, no Post Office, no Town Hall. Trash pickup is delayed one day for the rest of the week. Most banks are closed today, but some may be open. If you are a veteran, check out the specials for you available today.

‘The Living Room’ on Thursday: The first performance of “The Living Room” – an evening of storytelling – happens Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Kentish Guard Armory at 8 p.m. Click here to learn more.

2nd Annual Turkey Trot is coming! Last year’s EG Hill and Harbour Turkey Trot was such a success that it’s back – on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. It’s a fully sanctioned and certified 5K race in downtown EG. The main event starts at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile fun run at 8:30. Other activities will include crafts, music, and food. Last year, families, individuals, teams, all sorts of people took part, more than 700 runners! You can register here

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Leo November 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
DETAILS OF VETERAN BILLS REJECTED BY REPUBLICANS: H.R. 466: Wounded Veteran Job Security Act - Would provide job security for veterans who are receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered while fighting in defense of their country. H.R. 1168: Veterans Retraining Act - This bill would provide for assistance to help veterans who are currently unemployed with their expenses while retraining for the current job market. H.R. 117:Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization - This bill would reauthorize programs in support of homeless veterans, to assist them with job training, counseling, and placement services. H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009, passed by House Democrats,blocked by Republicans. Increases the amount paid by the VA to disabled veterans for home structural improvements from $4,100 to $6,800 for those moe than 50% disabled, and from $1,200 to $2,000 to those than 50%, disabled. H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act - This bill would set up a Veterans Business Center program within the Small Business Administration, which offer grants for service-disabled veterans to start businesses.


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