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We want to present the news that the mainstream tends to ignore from a right-of-center perspective.
Independent blogs like this one provide an opportunity for common folk to battle the corrupted mainstream media in a search for truth. We are searching, always searching…
We research and are as factual as possible and provide links to sources though commentary is commentary. If we make a mistake, we correct it.
I have published educational articles, short stories for children, and was a copy editor for This Week Magazine. I have a B.A. in English Literature and Masters’ degrees in Education, Secondary Education, and Administration. For 33 years, I worked in education as a teacher of English and of Special Education and spent years as an elementary principal, secondary principal, central office administrator, and consultant in New York.
The name Sara Noble is a nom de plume and the name of an aunt. The nom de plume was used for several years. There are a few reasons for the nom de plume and included in those is the fact that many of my family members are liberals and don’t want their last name out there on a center-right blog. I started out with the pseudonym and just kept it, but am abandoning it now.
My real name is Maura Dowling and I am the owner/operator. The ads pay for the costs and we have not made a profit from the website.
We are completely independent of any political party or special interest group.
We can be reached at sara@IndependentSentinel.com
Authors & Creators
One of our talented writers is Linda Goudsmit.
Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife to husband Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girl’s clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and retired a few years ago to the beaches of sunny Florida.
A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (B.A. in English literature), Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of Dear America: Who’s Driving the Bus?, The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’ as well the children’s picture book series, Mimi’s Strategy.
It is with pride and humility that she is sharing her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in the many articles she has written that are featured on Independent Sentinel.
Gary Spina, the author of “Kitchen Table Politics” among other homespun tales of pure Americana, writes occasionally for the Sentinel.
Dianne Hermann, the accomplished editor, and writer has joined the staff and will record days in history for our This Day in History category. She also writes articles for us periodically.
Jim Soviero is one of our regular writers from Strongs Neck, Long Island. He is a former educator at Three Village School District and is active in the local Republican Party.
Other writers include Native-American Floy Jackson, Caren Besner, Professor Gennady Shkliarevsky, Gene Van Shaar, David S. Kelley, and others.
We have occasional contributors such as Tammi Rossman-Benjamin of AMCHA.