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About Us

About Us

The Keene Sentinel traces its heritage as a daily newspaper back to March 23, 1799, when it began publication as a weekly newspaper. First called the New Hampshire Sentinel, it has been published continuously since that date. It added a daily edition in 1890 with the inauguration of the Keene Evening Sentinel. The weekly New Hampshire Sentinel publication continued until 1957, when it was combined with The Keene Evening Sentinel. The Sentinel is the ninth oldest continuously published newspaper in the country.

The first edition of The Sentinel came off the press in 1799 and was distributed to 70 subscribers at $1.50 per year. Within six months, 250 subscribers had been attracted; within two years, the number grew to 500.

Since that first edition, which included a petition against the alien and sedition laws, The Sentinel has stood as an independent voice for the community of Cheshire County. We are dedicated to engaging, informing, and empowering our community with the information they need to make informed decisions and improve their lives.

For more than 225 years, The Sentinel has partnered with local businesses in the Greater Keene community, providing effective marketing solutions.

From a print advertising purveyor in 1799 to today’s robust multimedia product line-up, our expert marketing consultants represent a comprehensive suite of products and services.

We will partner with you to develop a data-focused, integrated, and customized solution to help you and your business achieve their goals.

For more than two centuries, our local community has trusted Sentinel Solutions for our journalistic integrity, comprehensive local community coverage, and marketing solutions that help local businesses thrive.

Our Team

Our print and digital marketing specialists are here to partner with you. They will design a custom, data-focused, integrated multimedia program to help you and your business achieve its goals.

We listen to you and learn about your business. We work to understand your goals and ambitions for your business—and then create integrated multimedia programs to deliver them.

“We don’t just design them to work; we prove they work.”

And we’re local. We’re your neighbors and trusted members of the community. We’re here with you. Always.

Meet Our Marketing & Customer Support Team

Christie Wright

Multimedia Account Executive

(603) 352-1234 x1231
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Bio

Born and raised in Keene, Christie graduated from Keene High School and Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English. She has been with the Sentinel for thirty years as an account representative.
Christie is an animal welfare advocate for wildlife and companion animals in her spare time. She enjoys being an occasional foster home for Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey.

Douglas Anderson

Multimedia Account Executive/Monadnock Table

(603) 352-1236
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Doug started his advertising career with Hudson Valley Magazine in Poughkeepsie, NY. He received several awards for many years, including Salesperson of the Year. in 2018, after relocating to New Hampshire, Doug began working for Sentinel Solutions and is currently the Sales Manager of Monadnock Table Magazine.
During his downtime, Doug enjoys kayaking or traversing the many wooded trails in the region with his husband, Marc, and two fur-kids, Logan & Petey.

Nona LaGrenade

Multimedia Account Executive

(603) 570-8639
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Nona has been with the Sentinel since late August and brings digital marketing knowledge to her role as a Multimedia Sales Executive.
In her spare time, Nona is a train enthusiast and hopes to ride on the Transcontinental Railroad going coast to coast.

Stephen Melanson

Multimedia Account Executive

(603) 352-2680
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Stephen has been helping small businesses grow for nearly thirty years, with a background in sales, brand development, and growth consulting. Before joining Sentinel Solutions, Stephen was an advisor helping companies of all types and sizes use Branding and ‘Business Simplicity’ to operate more efficiently. He is also a former professional tennis player and radio talk show host who moved to Southern New Hampshire with his wife and dog after living in Massachusetts. He walks trails, tries his hand as a home DIY enthusiast, and watches the occasional British crime drama.

Joe Chairs

Inside Sales & Recruitment Advertising

(603) 283-0700
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After serving the country in the Army National Guard, Joe spent more than twenty years in the manufacturing sector, with a significant amount of that time working in management positions in Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Regional Sales. After years in positions with frequent travel to Mexico, Singapore & Canada, he looked for an opportunity based locally, directly supporting businesses, organizations, and people living throughout the Monadnock area.

In 2023 he joined the Media Sales Team here at Sentinel Solutions and welcomed the opportunity to work with the local community.

He enjoys being outdoors and hiking, biking, and occasionally getting in a round of golf. He also enjoys music and movies and follows most of the professional sports teams in New England.

Sabrina Gatlin

Customer Success Specialist

(603) 352-6390
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Sabrina graduated from Keene State College with a BA in History and HGS with a minor in Literature. She grew up in Hillsboro, NH. Sabrina has volunteered with Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy and interned at the Monadnock Humane Society and the Keene Montessori School. She is a barista at Starbucks and a Client Support Specialist at Sentinel Solutions. Sabrina enjoys coffee and spending time with her dog, Da Vinci.

In her free time, Sabrina works on her latte art and pottery.

Julia Badders

Specialty Publications Editor

(603) 855-8561
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Julia graduated from Keene State College in 2023 and became our specialty publications editor.
Growing up nearby in Walpole, she has always had a passion for writing, so becoming the editor for ELF magazine and Sentinel Solutions’s other numerous publications felt like the perfect fit.

When Julia is not working with words, you can find her behind—or in front of—the cash register at Keene’s TJ Maxx. In her free time, she enjoys several hobbies, including reading, solving jigsaw puzzles, and writing. She is always ready to try something new, often reflected in her articles for ELF.

Janis Duffy

Pre-Print Advertising Coordinator

(603) 355-8542
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Janis works with local businesses and advertising agencies to coordinate their insert business with Sentinel Solutions and ELF. Before working with Sentinel Solutions, Janis was an Executive Assistant for 30+ years with a hospital and manufacturing company.

Janis has been an avid flea marketer for many years and enjoys vacationing in Maine with family.

Shelly Bergeron

Director of Advertising Operations

(603) 283-0718
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Shelly is a Keene High School and Champlain College graduate who started at Sentinel Solutions as a seasonal employee 1990 and joined the Advertising department full-time in 1995. Starting as a Sales Assistant, Shelly has diversified experience within the department, including Account Executive, Multimedia Sales Manager, and Assistant Advertising Director. Today, Shelly plays an important role in our company’s success, including responsibility and oversight of our systems and processes and a key role in customer support and success.

Shelly lives in Troy, NH, with her husband Jeff. When not working at Sentinel Solutions, she enjoys kayaking and snuggling with her two dogs, Tuffy and Tia.

Linc Murphy

Director of Advertising & Marketing

(603) 352-5896
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Linc brings a passion for helping SMBs navigate the digital marketing landscape and years of advertising sales experience to Sentinel Solutions. In addition to the experience gained running a small publishing company, his career path has allowed him to be trained by and work for some of the leading digital marketing companies in the country, including Gannett, Wayfair, and Comcast. He specializes in providing clients with targeted audience-based, full-funnel multi-product marketing solutions that provide sufficient reach and frequency along the path to purchase to win business.

In his free time, Linc enjoys hiking with his girlfriend, spending time with his kids, playing golf, and coaching ice hockey.

For more information, please review our site, call us at (603) 352-5896, or email us to learn more.

Get in Touch

For more information, please review our site or call us at (603) 352-5896 or email Advertising@SentinelDigitalSolutions.com to learn more.

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