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New look for local news

YOU asked and we listened:  The Spectator-Observer Group’s brand new website is live, with a clean format packed with the latest in local news and sport from our four mastheads.

While the old website served the Hamilton Spectator, Portland Observer, Casterton News and Western District Farmer for many years, add-ons and updates had seen the site – – become somewhat crowded and difficult to navigate.

“This is something we have been working on for almost a year; like anything we expect teething problems initially, but we wanted it to be the best possible website for our readers, before it went live,” group general manager, Greg Stevens said.

“While we appreciate our dedicated readers love to pick up their print copy of our publications, a website is a must in the highly-competitive media business and we are really pleased with our new, online presence.

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