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Mr. Connolly, An Inspiration To Students, Dies From ALS

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org A beloved New Hampshire principal who inspired his students to live life to the fullest while facing a terminal illness died Sunday morning. He was 62. Former Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly was diagnosed in 2014 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells […]

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‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Opens To Rave Reviews

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org  Get your favorite cardigan ready — and stuff it with tissues. Focus Features’ hotly anticipated documentary on Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, opens Friday in select theaters. It already boasts an impressive 98 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Oscar winner Morgan Neville carves in stone the case for Rogers’ […]

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‘Dragonfly’ Explores Dementia

Art imitates life in female-led indie film BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org Some films are crafted for pure entertainment. “Dragonfly” wasn’t. The female-led indie drama explores the complicated relationship between a frustrated Chicago artist and her ailing mother, recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Viewers are extended a bit of insight into the cruel impacts […]

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