Reader HJ forwards an email from the N&R's Allen Johnson:
We are not posting our local columns on the Web site anymore. They are available through our e-edition, however, which is accessible through the Web site.
Took me a while, but I found a link to a page that lets you sign up for a free trial that lets you see "Your daily paper in electronic form Just as it appears in print!"
Less than an hour ago: "NYT paywall will link-friendly."