That was the takeaway from the Nov. 8 joint meeting when officials discussed whether to sit in on interviews led by a panel of municipal professionals early next month. The panel is one of three that will interview six candidates before the selectboard and trustees interview a final trio. Sitting in would go against their recruiter’s recommendations but would allow the selectboard and trustees to see all six candidates instead of the filtered pool.
It’s official: After nearly three years, the Unsworth family has received an Act 250 permit for its planned 10-lot subdivision, meaning the town of Essex will soon be the new steward of 160 acres near Indian Brook Park. “It was a very long and arduous process, but we are happy to have made it to the finish line,” said James Unsworth, acting as an agent for his family.
Essex Westford School District may dip its toes into the transportation business after administrators recommended creating a hybrid model that couples contracted services with a new in-house operation. In doing so, the district could capitalize on its scale while shrinking its route tree to combat the extreme driver shortage that forced the district to can its 2017 busing expansion in Essex Jct., chief operating officer Brian Donahue said in a presentation to the school board last week.
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".