veteran services

Western Mass. Waiting on Word from Washington

Sep 30, 2013
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As a government shutdown looms, federally-funded programs in western Massachusetts are playing the waiting game.

With gridlock in Washington, one result of a shutdown could be the delaying of benefits to the state’s 394,000 military veterans. Rosanne Frieri is the Director of Veterans’ Services for the City of Pittsfield. She says she doesn’t expect a significant immediate impact on her office or the more than 130 veterans it currently serves.