Saluting Soldier
Your Community Newspaper Serving Towns of Southern York County, Maine:
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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.

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.

Larry Favinger Sports Editor and Contributing Writer:
Larry Favinger

A native of Pennsylvania, Larry first came to the Seacoast area as an Air Force medic at Pease AFB. He has spent over 40 years in the newspaper business, retiring in 2001 from The Portsmouth Herald after positions such as Sports Editor, City Editor, Op/Ed Editor and Maine Bureau Chief. He was named New Hampshire Sportswriter of the Year ten times, and in 1996 was named New England Journalist of the Year by the New England Press Association. Since retiring he has done freelance work for several area publications. He lives in York and has been married to wife Rose Ann for 48 years. They have a grown daughter, Laura. He is an avid reader, golfer and musician. He enjoys playing his keyboard and sings with the First Parish Church choir and in a men’s ensemble, the Bow Tie Guys.

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.

Adam Marletta Contributing Writer: Adam Marletta

Adam Marletta - the grandson of Kennebunkport reporter, Italia Marletta - has written news, features and reviews for a number of papers in Maine and New Hampshire. Adam received his B.A. in Communication Studies from Colby-Sawyer College, and a master’s degree in Communication & Journalism from the University of Maine. While studying at UMaine, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant, teaching classes in journalistic writing. In his free time, Adam enjoys literature, film, theater and Bob Dylan. He maintains, in an era of digital transition, there is still no substitute for a physical newspaper.

Darril Fosty Contributing Writer: Darril Fosty

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Carin Lee Contributing Writer: Carin Lee

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Susan Richardson Contributing Writer: Susan Richardson

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Kimberly Bell Contributing Writer: Kimberly Bell

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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.

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.