Saluting Soldier
Your Community Newspaper Serving Towns of Southern York County, Maine:
Mark J. Wilcox In Memory of Our Founding Publisher:
Mark J. Wilcox
December 19, 1936 - July 10, 2013

Born in Charlestown, MA, Mark began his 50 year newspaper career with The Boston Globe. He later joined Harte-Hanks Communications, a multi-media corporation of newspapers, television stations and direct marketing facilities throughout the United States, advancing to the position of vice president. He was a graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate of New England Law School with a doctorate of law. Mark maintained a home in Wells for over 30 years and was active in many business organizations throughout Southern Maine. He founded The Weekly Sentinel in 2005 and launched its sister newspaper, The Granite State Sentinel in 2009, serving as editor and publisher of both publications until his death. He worked hard each and every day.

Carol Brennan Publisher: Carol Brennan

Carol is a resident of Wells, who has entered the newspaper business as a second career after retiring with over 35 years at Raytheon Manufacturing Company. Her tenure at Raytheon was spent primarily in the purchasing department as a buyer and customer service representative. She is a native of Lawrence, Massachusetts in the Merrimack Valley where she attended both high school and college.

Dan Brennan Operations Manager: Dan Brennan

Dan lives in York where he enjoys the ocean and other outdoor activities with his two sons, Matt and Kyle, daughter Kaylin, and wife Kim. He grew up locally as well, since he lived in Wells during the 1980s and was a member of their Fire Department. Today, he is responsible for accounts in both the Weekly Sentinel in Maine and its affiliate, the Granite State Sentinel in New Hampshire.

Kevin Cox Account Manager: Kevin Cox

Kevin is a forty year veteran of the newspaper business -- twenty-seven years in Boston with the Boston Herald and The Boston Globe. He graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts. He lives in York with his wife Karen. They have five children and three grandchildren.

Raina Keim Art Director and Graphic Artist:
Raina Keim

Raina graduated in December 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, and an Associates degree in Computing Technology from the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. She is glad to be back from New Mexico, living not far from her hometown of South Berwick where she can spend time with family and the Atlantic Ocean.

John Crommett Copy Editor and Graphic Artist:
John Crommett

A native of Maine who grew up in Augusta, John attended Maine College of Art, graduating with a BFA in Graphic Design. Shortly thereafter he headed for New York City, where he then spent the next 20 years freelance designing for fragrance companies and bartending in various clubs and bistros around town. In early 2014 he left the city for the beautiful beaches of Southern Maine, eventually securing full-time employment at Cliff House Maine, bartending in the hotel’s Tiller and Nubb’s restaurants. That Fall he also began work at the Sentinel as the paper’s Production Designer, assisting the Art Director with paper production and ad design. He now lives in Biddeford with his Pit Bull rescue, Max.

Nancye Tuttle Contributing Writer: Nancye Tuttle

Nancye is a life-long writer, with 35 years experience sharing her talents at the Lowell Sun, the Acton Beacon and the Littleton Independent, all in Massachusetts. As a freelancer, she has contributed to the Boston Globe, Merrimack Valley Magazine, New England Condominium Magazine and Profiles Magazine at Middlesex Community College. Now living in Wells, she enjoys volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, working on her memoirs and spending time with her family and friends.

Gina Carbone Contributing Writer: Gina Carbone

After graduating from Northeastern University, Gina started writing for the Portsmouth Herald and stayed there for 10 years -- minus a year abroad as a copy editor at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne. She spent 10 more years writing arts and entertainment features for online outlets before taking a break and trying less sedentary jobs. She's happy to now combine both worlds by writing for the Weekly Sentinel while also walking dogs and doing other outdoor work. When not writing, she enjoys being bossed around by her four feline overlords in Berwick.

Susan Gallagher Contributing Writer: Susan Gallagher

Susan studied journalism and creative writing at Boston College and Fitchburg State College. Her work has been published in the Weekly Sentinel, My Generation Magazine, the Fitchburg Sentinel, and the Strobe. She has worked as an advertising copywriter at Massachusetts radio station WEIM. She is currently at work on a collection of anecdotes. While writing is her first love, she is also a classically trained pianist who spent two decades as a professional musician. As Susan Lemmo, she has been teaching piano for the last 30 years. She lives in North Berwick with her husband, Tony.

The Weekly Sentinel newspaper is printed on Gannett’s Gatehouse Media press located in Auburn, MA. The Sentinel is not otherwise affiliated with Gannett but is an independent, locally-owned company.