Dear Ad Block User,
The ads pay for the content you read. If you're not willing to see the ads, we're not willing to serve you the content. Keep this up and we'll be moving the content behind a pay wall. And consider that we probably won't be alone. Once ALL the local news providers are behind a pay wall, you'll be paying for your local news again, either way, so we stay in business.
Bottom line: this is OUR content, and it costs money, real moolah, to produce and present. Pay for it, one way or the other, or you don't get access. This is OUR right (by copyright), our rules. Or would you rather we ask law enforcement to reveal your identity and we pursue our legal team after you on grounds of copyright infringement?
The guys who make this stuff.