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Gene Connolly

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

BY DANIEL GAITAN | 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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ALS Can’t Break Mr. Connolly’s Spirit

BY DANIEL GAITAN | Imagine speaking to a packed auditorium and slurring your words. Imagine you’re a completely sober high school principal and everyone — students, teachers and parents — is wondering whether you’re drunk or high. Imagine going to the doctor a few weeks later and learning you’re going to slowly lose control […]

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