Campaign Introduction

We cannot think of a recent time during which staying informed is more crucial. Understanding national, state and, most importantly, local events and their impact on you, as a reader and citizen, is vital. Help us expand this coverage, to provide you more trusted local news and to broaden your understanding of local events and developments by supporting our News for the Future campaign.

The Keene Sentinel – News for the Future

by Katelyn Heller

  • $77,000

    Funding Goal
  • $36,000

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Keene, NH

Katelyn Heller

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Dear Reader and Supporter of The Keene Sentinel,
As you know, a severe drop in ad revenue continues to make it difficult for local newspapers to keep their doors open. Despite that ongoing challenge, we are confident that

if we increase local reporting, enhance reader services and strengthen our impact on the quality of community life, our value to the Monadnock Region will be magnified – drawing new readers.
To accomplish those goals, we have launched our second annual community fundraiser, called “News for the Future.” Unlike other newspapers, owned by large corporations or hedge funds, the independent, locally owned Sentinel is resisting the pressure to cut staff, to limit content, to do anything other than invest in our future. But we need help to go beyond what we have done already.
 
If you give to the News for the Future campaign, here’s what we can do for you:

 

  • Hire an additional reporter who will cover the Statehouse in Concord. Gone are the days in which several newspapers employed staff at the Capitol, yet so much news with local impact is created there that we want to be your eyes and ears on state policy and politics.
  • Hire a part-time visual journalist to expand photo and video coverage of sports, events and breaking news.
  • Contract with more contributing writers to bring you more sports, business and other local reporting and to allow our staff to do more accountability and investigative journalism.
  • Add text messaging technology to allow us to better communicate with you, particularly if you have limited or no Internet service. We will be able to do this for developing stories, getting your feedback and providing updates on our work.

 

These are bold steps, but we believe we will find long-term success by producing more local news, more journalism focused on solutions, more watchdog reporting that holds government accountable and more information tailored to what you tell us you need.
 
We have set a goal of raising $77,000 in the next 60 days to accomplish our 2021 objectives. You may recall that last year, between a crowdfunding effort and a direct appeal to key business leaders and individuals, we raised nearly $80,000, and that allowed us to keep our newsroom intact, expand business coverage and keep our coverage about the novel coronavirus free (and it still is). On top of that, through other funding efforts, we tackled two solutions journalism efforts, one focused on criminal justice reform and another on parenting during the pandemic.

 

Again, we are using The Local Crowd Monadnock, a trusted Keene-based organization that works mostly with non-profits to raise money for important causes. These gifts
cannot be deducted from your taxes, and there’s a small fee that goes to The Local Crowd. But all the money we receive will be invested in our news efforts and to build a more sustainable news operation for the community.
 
If you prefer to donate by mail, please send a check to The Keene Sentinel, PO Box 546, Keene, NH 03431.
 
These may be uncertain times but we are certain, with your help, you can count on us to provide trusted information now and in the future.
 
Terrence L. Williams
President & COO
 
Thomas M. Ewing
Publisher

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  • 12-07-2021

    Week Two Update

    Dear Sentinel Reader and Supporter,
     
    I write today updating you on our News for the Future fundraising campaign, which we launched June 15. Two weeks into this effort, we have raised nearly $14,000 toward our goal of $77,000. If you are among the 125 who’ve contributed, we thank you deeply. If you are considering donating, we’d welcome a gift.
     
    As a reminder, we seek to hire a Statehouse reporter to cover policy and politics in Concord. We want to bring you more information on the senators and representatives serving Cheshire, Hillsborough and Sullivan counties along with how the governor’s actions may impact this region. Also, we want to add a part-time photographer to produce more sports and local photos and videos. Further, we want to boost the amount of news from contributing writers, and we aim to implement new technology allowing us to text information to you.
     
    While our funding request is to kickstart these four initiatives, we are confident we can cover these costs on an ongoing basis through increased subscriptions and readership. We’ve enjoyed growth the last year as more and more people want to stay informed on the pandemic and other local matters. Producing more local content, we believe, will retain those readers, and the expanded information will allow us to attract more subscribers.
     
    It’s been said that newspapers can only produce a product that a community is willing to support. The Sentinel is fortunate to have strong encouragement from readers who are willing to back our enterprise and keep our newsroom strong. Still, we know we are being bold making this request, and, yet, we remain confident the return to the community will be much greater than the investment. We will be better able to hold our public leaders and institutions accountable while providing more and deeper information on and for the area.
     

    The Keene Sentinel’s Goss Community press has been in operation since the mid-1970s.
     
    We’ve written about the benefits of a strong local newspaper, which include lower property taxes and higher voter registration and turnout. But let me talk about the opposite, about my own experience at a nearby newspaper that once had a newsroom of nearly 40, serving a city of 80,000 and a region of 250,000. At one point, that newspaper reached 35,000 households on Sunday and 30,000 homes the other days of the week. That same publication, today, has a newsroom of less than 10 and no longer prints except on Sunday. In print, it reaches a fraction of its former audience.
     
    We think the Keene and Monadnock Region deserve more; that a strong newsroom equates to a strong community; that a vibrant news organization provides bonds that can unite and make things better; that the type of journalism we practice, with a focus on solutions, has value. No, we will certainly not get everything right, but we acknowledge our mistakes, correct them, and we constantly work at getting better.
     
    Thanks for any support you feel appropriate and consider a donation at www.sentinelsource.com/donate or mail a contribution to The Keene Sentinel at 60 West Street, Keene, NH 03431.
     
    Sincerely,
     

     
    Terrence L. Williams
    President & COO
     
    P.S. Check out the replica version of the Sentinel’s first edition, our gift to anyone who donates $250 or more. ?
     

     
     
    EXTRA! EXTRA!
    Receive a poster of the very first New Hampshire Sentinel (The Keene Sentinel) originally published March 23, 1799 with any donation of $250 or more!
     

Name Campaign Location Date
Charlotte Guyer Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Lori Frandino Walpole, NH September 08, 2021
Marilyn Burday Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Jaime Donovan Swanzey, NH September 08, 2021
Marilyn Griska Rindge, NH September 08, 2021
Truman Breshears Alstead, NH September 08, 2021
Ronald Duffy Fitzwilliam, NH September 08, 2021
Kimball Temple Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Patrick Eggleston Amherst, NH September 08, 2021
Robert Wellwood Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Jan Manwaring Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Jeanne L. Williams Rev Trust Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Sally Rinehart Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Vangie Ruskowski Ashuelot, NH September 08, 2021
Sandra Hamm Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Carrolla Alger Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Herbert Weisburgh Albany, NY September 08, 2021
Sharon Helie Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Chris Booras Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Marline Leotta Stoddard, NH September 08, 2021
Tieger Realty Jaffrey, NH September 08, 2021
Michael Candello Swanzey, NH September 08, 2021
Kin Rilling Gilsum, NH September 08, 2021
Ruth Meyer Keene, NH September 08, 2021
Eleanor McQueen Jaffrey, NH September 08, 2021
Barbara Topa Westmoreland, NH September 08, 2021
James Baucom Walpole, NH September 08, 2021
Anonymous Harrisville, NH September 01, 2021
Hadley Barndollar Portsmouth, NH August 31, 2021
Rose Kundanis Keene , NH August 31, 2021
Edwin Betz Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Kendall Lane Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous Jaffrey, NH August 31, 2021
Wick McConnon Westmoreland, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH August 31, 2021
mark funk roxbury, NH August 31, 2021
Carl DeMatteo Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Cindy Duncan Holton Stamford, CT August 31, 2021
Anonymous Marlborough, NH August 31, 2021
Linda Simoneaux Langdon , NH August 31, 2021
Margaret Kasschau Keene NH Ward 4, NH August 31, 2021
William Moyle Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous winchester, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Rosemary Gianno Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous Swanzey, NH August 31, 2021
Catherine Uselton Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Janice Walker Keene, NH August 31, 2021
Anonymous Marlborough, NH August 31, 2021
John D Wyndham Peterborough, NH August 30, 2021
Nancy Davidoff Hew Milford, NJ August 30, 2021
Jay Ginsburg Westmoreland, NH August 29, 2021
Anonymous Walpole, NH August 28, 2021
Anonymous Pasadena, MD August 27, 2021
Bruce Fox Dublin, NH August 23, 2021
Michael Kapiloff Keene, NH August 23, 2021
Ember Arlynx Manchester, NH August 18, 2021
Ralph Petti North Walpole, NH August 18, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH August 17, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH August 17, 2021
Anonymous Harrisville, NH August 17, 2021
Suzi Barbee Port Charlotte, FL August 16, 2021
Bill Chase Westmoreland, NH August 16, 2021
Joan Murphy Keene, NH August 15, 2021
JoAnn Fenton Keene, NH August 15, 2021
Patricia Martin rindge, NH August 15, 2021
Susan McGinnis Keene, NH August 15, 2021
Mark Timney Keene, NH August 13, 2021
Robert Shalit Keene, NH August 12, 2021
Richard Lammers Marlow, NH August 12, 2021
joemary beer walpole, NH August 12, 2021
Janet Shook Westmoreland, NH August 12, 2021
William Graf Jaffrey, NH August 12, 2021
David Robinson Keene, NH August 12, 2021
Richard Wallace Keene, NH August 12, 2021
Meg McIntyre Brattleboro, VT August 12, 2021
Susan Sturges Jaffrey, NH August 12, 2021
Michelle J. Bourassa Spofford, NH August 12, 2021
Celia Rabinowitz Keene, NH August 11, 2021
Dan Gearino Columbus, OH August 11, 2021
Rodger Martin Hancock, NH August 07, 2021
Mark Day Marlborough, NH August 07, 2021
Hunt Dowse Hancock, NH August 06, 2021
Dana Willhoit Richmond, NH August 05, 2021
Carl Jacobs Keene, NH August 05, 2021
Jill Robert Charlestown, NH August 04, 2021
Erin Hoy KEENE, NH August 03, 2021
william herzog rindge, NH August 03, 2021
Carolyn Allen Keene, NH August 02, 2021
Louise Anderson Walpole, NH August 02, 2021
Larry Butcher Keene, NH August 01, 2021
SUSAN FARRELL SURRY, NH August 01, 2021
Thomas Britton Deerfield, NH August 01, 2021
Jean Prior Westmoreland, NH August 01, 2021
Jennifer Risley Keene, NH July 31, 2021
Margot Close Peterborough, NH July 30, 2021
Theresa Lehnen Spofford, NH July 28, 2021
John M Herron Winchester, NH July 27, 2021
Linda Flagg Spofford, NH July 23, 2021
Daisy Detwiler Lancaster, PA July 19, 2021
Gil Fuld Keene, NH July 14, 2021
Donna and Joe Calabro Keene , NH July 14, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH July 13, 2021
Barbara sheehan North swanzey, NH July 12, 2021
Anonymous Swanzey, NH July 12, 2021
Lawrence Dachowski Keene, NH July 11, 2021
Cherie Holmes Walpole, NH July 10, 2021
Elisabeth Street Nelson, NH July 10, 2021
Jeanie Sy Keene, NH July 09, 2021
Ashok Bahl Keene, NH July 08, 2021
Carl Panza Keene, NH July 08, 2021
Lisa Ramey Peterborough, NH July 08, 2021
Shelly Bergeron Troy, NH July 08, 2021
Anonymous keene, NH July 08, 2021
Anonymous Stoddard, NH July 07, 2021
Roger Hansen Keene, NH July 07, 2021
Anonymous Richmond, NH July 06, 2021
Terrence McMahon Stoddard, NH July 06, 2021
Christopher Kaufer Philadelphia, PA July 06, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH July 06, 2021
Liam Kelly Dublin, NH July 06, 2021
John O. Field Peterborough, NH July 06, 2021
Anonymous Needham, MA July 06, 2021
Dorothy Arwe Hilton Head Island, SC July 06, 2021
Cindy Ritter Keene, NH July 06, 2021
Jeffrey Miller Marlborough, NH July 06, 2021
Thomas Shurman Keene, NH July 06, 2021
Tom Swenson Indianapolis, IN July 06, 2021
Jane Robertson Green Lane, PA July 06, 2021
Jeff Reder Hancock, NH July 06, 2021
Jan Cohen Keene, NH July 06, 2021
Kathryn Gallagher Langdon, NH July 06, 2021
Anonymous Swsnzey, NH July 06, 2021
Melissa Herman Richmond, NH July 06, 2021
John Willis Peterborough, NH July 04, 2021
Anonymous Washington, DC July 03, 2021
Anonymous Harrisville, NH July 02, 2021
Betsi McGuigan Jerome, ID July 01, 2021
Anonymous Antrim, NH July 01, 2021
Marcia Kayser Keene, NH July 01, 2021
Meg Whittle Keene, NH July 01, 2021
Paul Lucas Peterborough, NH July 01, 2021
Louise Slayton Westmoreland , NH July 01, 2021
Julie Tewksbury Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Art Simington Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Antonia Andreoli Walpole, NH June 30, 2021
Barbara Morressy Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Lauren Reese Winchester, NH June 30, 2021
Jeanette Baker Hancock, NH June 30, 2021
Nancy Graves Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Judith Tobin Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Peter Majoy Keene, NH June 30, 2021
Carol Carlisle Stoddard, NH June 30, 2021
Joan Galloway Walpole, NH June 30, 2021
Sal Mollica Westport, CT June 30, 2021
Carroll Johnson Walpole, NH June 30, 2021
Valerie Tayler Bountiful, UT June 29, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 29, 2021
James Rousmaniere Roxbury, NH June 29, 2021
Diane Metell Keene, NH June 28, 2021
Jack Burnett Peterborough, NH June 27, 2021
John Walter Keene, NH June 27, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 27, 2021
Patti Powers Winchester , NH June 26, 2021
Jim collins winthrop, MA June 26, 2021
Jan Albano Roxbury, NH June 25, 2021
Anonymous Marlborough, NH June 25, 2021
Anonymous Marlborough, NH June 25, 2021
Theo Groh Francestown, NH June 24, 2021
Roy Swain Westmoreland, NH June 24, 2021
Anthony Tremblay Keene, NH June 24, 2021
Chris Thomas Treasure Island, FL June 24, 2021
Cameron Tease Keene, NH June 24, 2021
Anonymous Swanzey, NH June 23, 2021
Anonymous Spofford , NH June 22, 2021
Kenneth Goebel Swanzey, NH June 21, 2021
Maureen Chandler Keene, NH June 21, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 20, 2021
Carol Jue Keene, NH June 19, 2021
Kimberly Schmidl-Gagne Keene, NH June 17, 2021
Caroll Lothrop Surry, NH June 17, 2021
Richard Clark Pasadena, CA June 17, 2021
Roger Hansen Keene, NH June 17, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 16, 2021
Richard Church Nelson, NH June 16, 2021
Anonymous Dublin, NH June 16, 2021
Diane Stein Westport , CT June 16, 2021
Jo Ann Clark Pasadena, CA June 15, 2021
TODD HORNER Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Cynthia Jewett Marlborough, NH June 15, 2021
Jeffrey Lapid Swanzey , NH June 15, 2021
Robert Schultz Keene, NH June 15, 2021
john hann winchester, NH June 15, 2021
Stephen Hall Swanzey , NH June 15, 2021
Angela Ruest Naples, FL June 15, 2021
Molly Goodnow Peterborough, NH June 15, 2021
Marcia A. French Langdon, NH June 15, 2021
Janice Walker Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Robert Shalit Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Westmoreland, NH June 15, 2021
Kelli Wilson Walpole, NH June 15, 2021
Betsy Zimmerli Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Joslin Kimball Frank Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Paul Robb Jaffrey, NH June 15, 2021
Dawn Langton Saint Augustine, FL June 15, 2021
John Harper Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Joe Warhall Goshen, NH June 15, 2021
Richard Wilson Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Walpole, NH June 15, 2021
Judith Palmer Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Nathaniel Stout Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Carol Knutson Harrisville , NH June 15, 2021
Kelvin Parker Peterborough, NH June 15, 2021
Carol Roosa Peterborough, NH June 15, 2021
Robert Meagher Greenfield, NH June 15, 2021
Julianna Dodson Spofford, NH June 15, 2021
Aaron Lipsky Keene, NH June 15, 2021
craig stockwell Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Peterborough , NH June 15, 2021
Michael Breshears Dublin, NH June 15, 2021
Whalen Dunn Venice, FL June 15, 2021
Peter Poanessa Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Meg Whittle Keene , NH June 15, 2021
Steve Miceli Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Eugene Klein Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Peter Wells Peterborough, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Swanzey, NH June 15, 2021
Maureen Fowler Nashua , NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Walpole , NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Cambridge, MA June 15, 2021
Anonymous Harrisville , NH June 15, 2021
Beth Franzen Westmoreland, NH June 15, 2021
Barbara Jatkola Jaffrey, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous walpole, NH June 15, 2021
Bartr Centre Langdon, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Peterborough , NH June 15, 2021
Gabriella Montgomery Chesterfield, NH June 15, 2021
Kathryn Kindopp West Chesterfield, NH June 15, 2021
John Keppler West Chesterfield, NH June 15, 2021
Mary Sherwin Keene, NH June 15, 2021
Anonymous Keene, NH June 14, 2021
Frank Dobisky Keene, NH June 14, 2021
Leslie Haines Swanzey, NH June 13, 2021
Jessica Garcia Keene, NH June 08, 2021
Terrence Williams Amherst, NH June 08, 2021

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