Real-Time Local News for Western Massachusetts

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Announcing updated features for MassLive.com, Western Massachusetts' source for interactive, real-time local news and information.

Our visitors are impressed with the frequent updates and wide range of news covered. Our contests, blogs and podcasts are very popular. No one else offers anything that comes close to it in our area


Getting news once or twice a day is no longer sufficient. Why wait for local traffic, weather or sports updates when continual updates are possible? MassLive.com delivers real-time local news day and night. Immediate access to all that is happening in Western Massachusetts is available at http://www.masslive.com.

More news, more variety. A visit to the homepage reveals the excitement of this fast paced site. Visitors are engaged -- they can read breaking stories, listen to podcasts, watch a video, enter a contest or join in a chat. Local reports, sports, community updates, entertainment schedules and reviews, weather, crime, area politics, Massachusetts, national and international news are all on the homepage and covered in greater depth on hundreds of additional pages.

This site is unique to Western Massachusetts for two very important reasons: first, the news is continually updated and, second, it offers the opportunity for interaction. "Our visitors are impressed with the frequent updates and wide range of news covered. Our contests, blogs and podcasts are very popular. No one else offers anything that comes close to it in our area," according to Ed Kubosiak Jr., Editor-in-Chief of MassLive.com.

More sports, high school to national. The sports features on the site are representative of the immediacy of the news on MassLive.com. Sports fans can join the conversation about the Red Sox's chances for the Series; chat with coaches and other special guests or match their wits with The Republican sports columnists in the "Beat the Sports Guys" NFL contest. They can watch video highlights of the high school game or post their own photos. With real-time & local news, MassLive.com offers visitors more information, more often.

More visitors, more often. MassLive.com focuses on the local market. News, specific to Western Massachusetts communities, is continually updated. The unprecedented depth of news available on MassLive.com is possible because of the site's affiliation with The Republican. The Republican is the leading area newspaper.

MassLive.com has long been a first choice destination for local news, information and classified ads. Many Western Massachusetts residents begin their day with a visit to the site where they expect, and get, comprehensive local real-time news and information. They return again and again throughout the day and night. According to Paul Fritz, General Manager of MassLive.com, "This Web site fills a need. MassLive.com is becoming a primary news source for so many people because it is so accessible. We continually update the technology so we can provide more news, more often and make that accessibility possible. The continually increasing traffic to the site is a result of providing what local people want."

MassLive.com, based in Springfield, MA, is an affiliate of Advance Internet, Inc. (http://www.advanceinternet.com), a leading creator of highly interactive, online community-based news and information Web sites created in alliance with over 36 newspapers owned and operated by Advance Publications Inc., and its subsidiaries, including The Republican. In addition to MassLive.com, Advance Internet, Inc. develops and manages nine other local Web sites including al.com; cleveland.com; MLive.com; NJ.com, NOLA.com; OregonLive.com; PennLive.com; SILive.com; syracuse.com and two specialty Web sites, gulflive.com and MardiGras.com.

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