The town of Athol was put on edge this weekend when an ice jam burst sending ice chunks and frigid water into the homes of people living nearby. On Sunday, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski surveyed the ice jam from an aircraft. A team of engineers have been monitoring the Millers River closely since the ice jam broke apart. Currently, they've been releasing water from two different dams to prevent more flooding.
Parents in Westfield told Western Mass News that they were furious this morning when students had to walk in the street because sidewalks near the Abner Gibbs Elementary were not clear. One mother took to Facebook to complain about the sidewalks in Westfield, then the city council and DPW got involved. Every student at Abner Gibbs Elementary walks to school, so when the snow banks and sidewalks were much too snow covered for little feet to walk on, a post went up on Facebook asking for help.
Chicopee residents on Grattan Street are relieved to have their water back up and running now that crews were able to fix a broken water main on Sunday. Freezing temperatures posed a challenge for DPW crews to locate the break of the water main. "The problem was that the water was not surfacing on this road, it was finding its way sub terrain into the sewer system that's probably because of the 8 inch thick road and the 2 1/2 feet of frost," said Water Superintendent, Alan Starzyk.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".