Beyond the reality of staff cuts that reduce the reporting and editing capabilities over on Market Street, there is just a philosophical difference over what constitutes front-page news on a weekday morning for a good-sized regional daily (an alternative here.)
There's also an NYT article that was linked here two days ago, an AP story on medical devices, copy off the wire about a mass killing in Wisconsin, and good old Jim Schlosser with another column about the good old days.
The target demographic would seem to reside at Well-Spring.
Over time, the web will make paper pagination increasingly irrelevant. The web would seem important to the future of the enterprise. But when web-friendly readers write about what they'd like to see, they're told that paper readers have already spoken.