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In service to our readers, we’ve created this frequently asked questions page to answer several common questions that come up regarding subscriptions.
How many free articles can be viewed? The Sentinel currently allows up to five articles to be read every 30 days for free. Those wishing to read more articles will be asked to subscribe to help make our local news coverage possible.
Does the 5-article limit reset on the 1st of each month? No, the article counter operates on a rolling basis that resets every 30 days. For example: If you view five articles all on Sept. 5, then you will have to subscribe or wait until Oct. 5th to view more full articles. However, if you view three articles on the 5th and two articles on the 15th, then on the 5th of the next month you will be able to view three more articles, and another two articles on the 15th.
I’m a paid subscriber. Why am I being blocked from articles? If you aren’t logged in when you try to read articles on The Sentinel, you’ll be limited to reading five articles per month and will see a prompt asking you to subscribe.
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