City blog removed from the Internet

October 20, 2009

UPDATED — 2:37 p.m. Oct. 20, 2009

The city blog — Newcastle 411 — has been removed from the Internet, according to Newcastle Communications Manager Doug Alder.

Some visitors to the blog will find the previous formatting removed, and although they can access the final post, as well the blog’s links to other Web sites, they cannot access previous posts. Other visitors will find a screen that links them to the site’s host.

Alder previously said that although the comments section of the blog would be closed and no new posts would be made, the blog would remain online.

Alder operated the blog from early October 2008 through Oct. 5, and he said although the blog will no longer be online, the city has archived its content — including comments. The blog’s content will be available to members of the public via public records requests.

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