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New publisher takes over Bremerton Patriot

A veteran Western Washington newspaperman has taken the helm of the Central Kitsap Reporter and Bremerton Patriot.

On Feb. 16 Sean McDonald was appointed publisher of the two weekly newspapers serving central Kitsap, along with the Kitsap Northwest Navigator.

“It’s fantastic to be home,” said McDonald, 39. “I’m looking forward to helping the community and being a part of the community.”

Lori Maxim, vice president of West Sound Operations for Sound Publishing, Inc., said McDonald’s appointment would ensure long-term growth for the newspapers.

McDonald replaces Rob White as publisher.

“We would like to thank Rob for his many years of service to Sound Publishing and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” Maxim said.

McDonald has seventeen years of daily newspaper advertising experience in multiple markets, including the East Coast.

He was most recently the publisher of the Sentinel and Enter-prise daily newspapers in Fitchburg, Mass. and vice president of advertising for a cluster of papers including the Lowell Sun, a 50,000 circulation daily, and Nashoba Publications, a group of eight paid and free circulation weekly newspapers.

Prior to his positions in the Boston area, he spent almost 10 years as the advertising director of the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles.

McDonald, a native of the Northwest, and his wife, Victoria, have a teenage daughter, Isabella.

McDonald said he is looking forward to meeting community members.

“We’ll continue to help local businesses and deliver the same high-quality community journalism our readers expect,” he said.

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