On August 17, 2006, AveWatch published its inaugural post. Exactly four years later, after logging four hundred articles, the site was closed. The decision to shut down was planned in advance to coincide with this anniversary. The choice was completely voluntary and not done in response to legal threats or third party pressure from desperate opposition. In years past, AveWatch quietly faced down both forms of intimidation from Tom Monaghan and Ave Maria... and did so without compromise or breaking stride. AveWatch stands by every post published. Simply put, the time had come to address matters by other means.More information here.
UPDATE: I closed the comments because the discussion had veered off onto the topic of the recent tragedy at Ave Maria Town. Let's continue to keep all those affected in our prayers. ~Thales