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October 18, 2013

Workshop will offer information on Affordable Care Act

It’s the law of the land and ready for implementation, but many are still wondering how nation’s Affordable Care Act might affect them, whether they have health insurance or not, or are covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

On Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m, the Seabrook Public Library will host a free workshop to help residents learn more about the health insurance options in New Hampshire under the nation’s Affordable Care Act. This one-hour educational session will provide an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace: who is eligible, how they enroll, tax credits, and options for those with limited incomes.

For additional information on the Affordable Care Act, visit www.HealthLawAnswers.org and www.HealthLawFacts.org

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The Seabrook School District is responsible for identifying children from two and a half to 6 years of age who may require special education services, and that’s were the Child Find Screening program comes into play. This year’s screening is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Any parent or guardian who has concerns about his or her child’s developmental progression in the areas of speech and language, motor coordination, social/emotional growth, vision and hearing, or learning abilities is urged to call Angie Ducharme at 603-474-8017 to schedule an appointment for this screening.

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Seabrook will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Trick or treat hours are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Motorists traveling along Seabrook roads are urged to drive slowly and keep a look out for little ghosts and goblins.

The library will host its Halloween festivities at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Fright Night Stories begins first with stories appropriate for the younger crowd age 4 to 9. At 6:30 p.m. the stories spookiness level goes up a notch for older children.

Storyteller Simon Brooks will do the honors. For more information, contact the library at 603-474-2044.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Seabrook for the Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.

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