Saluting Soldier
Your Community Newspaper Serving Towns of Southern York County, Maine:
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 the Concordeville section of York where he enjoys the ocean and other outdoor activities with his two sons. 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.

David Kennedy Account Manager: David Kennedy

David is a combat veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Marine Corp. He went to New Hampshire College and graduated with a business degree, receiving Honors. He has worked for a local newspaper for 30 years and has lived in South Berwick for just as long (after moving from the Mid-West). His lengthy marriage has blessed him with two kids and four grandchildren.

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.

Joyce Amend Copy Editor: Joyce Amend

Joyce is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Connecticut where she received a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies, concentrating on English and Visual Art. She worked in public relations as an editorial reporter and as an advertising copywriter for several companies in Connecticut. She brought her creative skills to the classroom as an instructor in visual art. In addition to her love of writing, Joyce spends her spare time enjoying artistic outlets in the form of painting and fine crafting. She resides on the Maine seacoast where she is known for her detailed Sailor’s Valentine mosaics.

Scott Andrews Contributing Writer: Scott Andrews

Scott has been writing about theater and the performing arts since 1987 and has authored more than 1000 articles in well-known publications. Occasional assignments include pieces for The Associated Press and the Maine Tourism Association. He received his education from the University of Chicago, completing not only a Bachelor’s degree but also an M.B.A.

Carin Lee Contributing Writer: Carin Lee

Carin Lee was born and raised in the MidWest. She graduated from the University of Iowa and taught English in Minnesota for a few years. Graduate school brought her East, to UNH, where she earned an MA in Writing. She lives in South Berwick with her husband, two teenagers and two cats.

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.

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 Graphic Artist: John Crommett

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Newspaper Publishing:

Seacoast Media Group
111 New Hampshire Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603)436-1800

The Weekly Sentinel utilizes Seacoast Media Group's Goss Magnum 8 (Two-Around) Press located at their Portsmouth headquarters. According to, SMG's press is the first of its kind produced by Goss.