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Prinicipal Gene Connolly in his office at Concord High School.

Facing ALS, Concord High Principal Gene Connolly stays upbeat

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gene Connolly still greets visitors to Concord High School with a smile and a handshake, and his eyes still widen when he talks about the start of a new school year. Connolly, Concord High School’s longtime principal, was diagnosed in July with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Connolly still says he lives a charmed life, and he carries this mindset … 0

CHS community organizing homecoming ALS walk for Connolly

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The office staff at Concord High School has fielded one question more than any other this summer. “What can we do? What can we do to help Gene,” said Lisa Lamb, Principal Gene Connolly’s longtime administrative assistant. The question has been posed countless times in emails, on the phone and in person since Connolly announced he had ALS on July 28, Lamb said. … 0

Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

Friday, August 22, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said in a visit to the state yesterday that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there’s a next time around. Perry addressed a group of business leaders in Portsmouth and told them he had not decided … 0

McCain joins Brown for town hall event in Derry

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain joined Scott Brown at a town hall meeting focused on foreign policy in Derry yesterday, and the pair answered audience questions on topics ranging from Boko Haram to energy, poverty and Social Security. They … 0

Corrections department holds job fair in Concord, Manchester to recruit new officers, relieve strain

Monday, August 18, 2014

Guarding a prison isn’t exactly Adam Callahan’s first choice of professions. But a man needs a job, and at 31, married and unemployed since at least June, he’s feeling the pinch of life without a paycheck. So on Thursday about 2 p.m., the New Jersey native and disabled … 1

Henniker: Neighbors say damaged house a hazard

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Carl Hamel’s Henniker home was flattened after the roof collapsed under the weight of more than 20 inches of snow, it was late-February. Now, the town of Henniker is taking action to make sure the property at 177 Tanglewood Drive gets cleaned up by next winter after … 2

PHOTOS: Pork Fest returns

Monday, August 18, 2014

The 5th annual East Concord Pork Festival was held Sunday under cloudy skies. … 0

Business development center adds minicourses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media. The new minicourses last up to 15 minutes each and cover three topics: “Pinterest for Business,” “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” They’re … 0

Ray Duckler: Birth of a legend, while patrolling the streets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Charles Lapierre’s strong-yet-gentle hands touched many lives around here. And that included the lives of newborn babies. That’s one of the stories you’ll hear about Lapierre, who died earlier this month at the age of 100. It’s the … 0

After 8 years in legal aid, Feltes eyes a seat in the State House

Sunday, August 17, 2014

As Joanne Keough stood in her Dakin Street doorway, State Senate candidate Dan Feltes launched into his pitch for her vote. Under the hot Saturday morning sun, Feltes detailed his eight years at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which … 1

In District 15, Concord connections shape Ardinger’s campaign

Sunday, August 17, 2014

State Senate candidate Kass Ardinger stood on a doorstep on Devinne Drive in her tan skirt and neon blue-and-green walking sneakers. When Jude Griffith opened her door, Ardinger flashed a smile and began a quick history of her … 1

District 15 State Senate primary candidates weigh in on the issues

Sunday, August 17, 2014

District 15 Democrats will choose between Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger in a Sept. 9 primary. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. Here’s a breakdown of where they stand on … 0

PHOTOS: Area Ice Bucket Challenges

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thousands of people from across the country have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which benefits ALS research, in recent weeks. Here’s a look at some local groups that have gotten in on the icy fun. Pick … 0