Dental network supports smiles

The Children’s Dental Network began its 27th year in September serving children in Derry, Londonderry, Chester, Sandown, Hampstead and Windham.

This program is funded by the Alexander Eastman Foundation with donations from the Derry and Londonderry school districts. Any child in grades pre-K through grade eight without access to dental care is eligible to receive free dental services with parent permission. Dental screenings are open to all children in grades pre-K through grade two whether they have a dentist or not. Dental health education will also be provided in all elementary schools during the school year. Visit for more information.

Library hosts college program

DERRY — The Derry Public Library, 63 East Broadway, hosts Nancy Steenson, college admissions coach, for a program on the college admission process. 

The program, "Stand Out in the College Admissions Process," is Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be covered include merit scholarships versus financial aid, extracurricular activities, writing powerful college essays, strategies to increase the chances of admission at selective schools, standardized testing, and recommendations on who to ask for what information. The program is for parents and their teen students. Call the library at 432-6140 for information.

Applicants sought for scholarship program

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Department of Education and New Hampshire Adjutant General’s Office are seeking applicants for Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans. The program, first established by the legislature in 1943, provides $2,500 scholarships to children of New Hampshire service members who died on active duty or of service-connected disabilities.

“We can never repay the families of fallen veterans for their sacrifice, but these scholarships are a small way that the people of New Hampshire can show our gratitude,” said Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut. “We encourage children of fallen service members attending or planning to attend a New Hampshire public college to apply for these scholarships.”

 The funds are to be used for room, board, books, and supplies at New Hampshire public colleges and universities. Since 1981, the legislature has also allowed qualified children of fallen veterans to receive free tuition through the University System of New Hampshire and Community College System of New Hampshire.

"It's a small, but significant gesture from a state that has always cared deeply for its veteran community," said Maj. Gen. David Mikolaities, Adjutant General of the New Hampshire National Guard. "Through this scholarship program, we are able to help college-bound children of service members who died in the line of duty in a meaningful way. We also ensure their sacrifices are honored and never forgotten."

For more information about the application process and records needed to qualify, contact Patricia Edes at the Division of Higher Education at or visit











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