Observer new site

The Oregon Observer website has a new home and fewer restrictions.

In July, the Observer became part of Wisconsin Media Group, leading to the phasing out of the Unified Newspaper Group branding that linked the Observer with the Stoughton Courier Hub, Verona Press and Fitchburg Star. 

The sites are all on separate platforms, meaning links to affiliate sites on will no longer work. Links to older and archived stories will change, as well.

You can still reach the site at and, and it will contain all of the same content, including archives dating to 2006, in a new, more mobile-friendly format. Now, however, more of the site will be open to non-subscribers. 

The staff at the Observer has been working over the past two months to augment its digital presence by ensuring its website content is updated several times each day. E-editions continue to be available by subscription, and access is included with the print subscription price. Individual stories are now available to anyone.


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