Saluting Soldier
Your Community Newspaper Serving:
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.

The Granite State Sentinel newspaper is printed on the large commercial web-offset press owned by Alliance Press (Brunswick Publishing Company) in Brunswick. The Sentinel is not otherwise affiliated with Alliance but is an independent, locally-owned company.