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February 05. 2013 6:37PM

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UNH-Manchester to host information session

MANCHESTER - UNH Graduate School's Manchester Campus is presenting an information session Thursday for professionals interested in learning how to get beyond an entry-level technical position or pursuing an advanced degree in computing technology.

Technology Information Night begins at 5:30 p.m. in UNH's new space in the Pandora Mill Building, 88 Commercial Street, first floor.

Prospective students will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and students as well as network with other professionals and receive information on how the graduate program in either the master of science in information technology or the software systems engineering certificate might help them achieve their goals.

For more information, visit www.gradschool.unh.edu/manchester or call 641-4313. RSVP to the event at http://gradschool.unh.edu/manchester/php/gsmc_reg.php.

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United Way, Citizens offer free tax prep

United Way and Citizens Bank have partnered with the IRS and AARP to offer free tax preparation through April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is underwritten by a $75,000 grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation.

VITA programs help families and individuals with low-to-moderate incomes. Trained volunteer tax preparers help individuals complete and electronically file their returns for free while also explaining any special credits and deductions available and how to claim them, including the earned income tax credit.

"Last year across New Hampshire and Vermont returns submitted through Granite United Way VITA partner sites amounted to over $5.7 million in income tax refunds for working families and individuals in our community, keeping those dollars in the local economy," said Patrick Tufts, president and CEO of Granite United Way, in a statement.

VITA sites will be open in Salem, Manchester, Concord, Peterborough, Franklin, Pittsfield, Laconia, Littleton, Portsmouth, Rochester and the Upper Valley.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment at a local VITA site, call 211.


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