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Veterans urged to learn about their benefits they’ve earned

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN — For about five years now, on the fourth Wednesday of the “odd” months, Steve Kowaleski sets up shop at North Canaan Town Hall, ready to listen, advise and advocate, as needed.

A small but steady stream of military veterans comes, looking for answers about benefits they earned serving their country, or their spouses come wondering the same. On a regular basis, it’s a widow asking about coverage for burial costs, and wondering about a pension.

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