Pequannock News Undergoes Format Change

Pompton Plains New JerseyImage via WikipediaPequannock News is undergoing a format change.  Operating since July of 2011 and catering to the 7.4 sq mi communities of Pequannock and Pompton Plains, in just a few short months Pequannock News has received nearly 5,000 views delivered to the area's 15,000 residents (not counting numerous email subscribers).

The intent of Pequannock News has always been to provide a central repository for local information in a community that has struggled with previous attempts at the same (the defunct print town newsletter and Panther Press being just two of those).  The site has also sought to act as a storage facility for local information that might be sought by search engine users rather than directly and has in that regard acquitted itself admirably.

  • Going forward, Pequannock News will now feature video clips and provide news from around the region, though the focus will remain centered on Pequannock.
  • Pequannock News also sports a new layout which makes deep articles more readily available from the front page of the site and minimizes other elements (such as the weekly archive) which were not highly utilized.
  • Pequannock News will also seek an increased focus on credited stories (and announcements) provided by external writers and agencies in the new year.
  • Finally, Pequannock News is at this time investigating the possibility of a single-page news summary printsheet to be distributed at local venues gratis in order to alert those who may not have visited the online edition previously as to what is available on the website.

What will not change is Pequannock News' commitment to informing local residents, the availability of RSS feed subscription, or the availability of email subscription.  It is my fervent hope that these small but significant aesthetic changes will help increase the usability of Pequannock News as a tool for everyday readers, local leaders, and researchers alike.

All the Best,
Christopher Lotito
Editor in Chief, Pequannock News

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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