The new owners decided to start making some money by putting up a firewall to their online site, and charging $5/year for access.
$5 a year for all that Newsday has to offer. A bargain, right?
After three months, thirty-five people have signed up. That's less than $200, gross. The electricity to run the firewall and router costs more than that.
SO much for the 'charge for access' model.