OK, this is interesting in a couple of different ways.
That community paper has been around for only 9 months, according to this page.
It’s home page is a splash page that morphs into a page of nothing but title ads and an entry button. Once inside, the site attempts to use Flash to complete preserve the print metaphor (warning — slow load, but at least you can be entertained by a typewriter typing, if you find that entertaining).
So Backfence, a pretty darn progressive new media company is partnering with a publisher who apparently doesn’t get the Web at all?