on Long Island

On Long Island is a news feed site built in Drupal 7. It's primary sources include rss feeds from news sources in the region. Some of the challenges were to find sources that distributed an rss and provided at least a reasonable teaser for the user to follow. In some cases, the distributed rss required the user to pay for subscription services, eliminating the interest in the news item immediately. Fortunately, we turned to the web news services such as google and yahoo; and some media concerns who have built out their sites to share news giving the user, as well as the source, what they both want - the local news and web traffic!