The Keene Sentinel

The Keene Sentinel
Type Daily newspaper
Founder(s) John Prentiss
Publisher Tom Ewing
Founded March 1799
Language English
Headquarters Keene, New Hampshire

The Keene Sentinel is an independently owned daily newspaper published in Keene, New Hampshire. It currently publishes seven days a week.


The Sentinel is the fifth oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States, having operated under the Sentinel name since its founding in March 1799. It was preceded in Keene by a number of much shorter ventures. including The New Hampshire Recorder, The Cheshire Advertiser, The Columbian Informer, and The Rising Sun.[1]

About 1860, a large interest in the paper was purchased by George Ticknor, who edited it until his death in 1866.[2]


At the 2009 New England Associated Press News Executives Association, the Sentinel won more awards for photography, design and news writing than any other newspaper. The Sentinel won 19 awards, including eight first-place honors. The Sentinel has repeatedly won awards from state and regional press associations, including 12 awards from the N.H. press association in 2014, and

Former editorial writer Guy MacMillin won the Allan B. Rogers Award for the best local editorial in New England by newspapers of any size.

Current operations

The daily operation includes the online service SentinelSource and commercial printing operations. As of 2004, it had a paid circulation of about 14,000.

The Sentinel covers the city of Keene, and 30 towns in Cheshire County (Alstead, Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, and Winchester), Hillsborough County (Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, and Peterborough) and Sullivan County (Acworth, Charlestown, and Langdon).


The Keene Sentinel prices are: $1.00 daily, $1.75 Sunday.

See also


  1. Edwards, B. B,; Cogswell, W. (1841). The American Quarterly Register. XIII. Boston, Massachusetts: American Education Society. p. 177.
  2.  Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1889). "Ticknor, George". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.

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