Burlington real estate developer Tony Pomerleau, dressed in a grey suit with blue windowpane striping, is already waiting in the downstairs den of his low-slung brick home on DeForest Heights when his guests arrive to talk about the latest milestone in his life. On Thursday, Pomerleau turns 100. He has spent most of the past century building one of the largest fortunes in Vermont's history, primarily through relatively small-scale real estate developments.
The future of the dairy operation at Nordic Farms in Charlotte, one of the highest profile dairies in the state, is in question as the owner of the cattle and machinery filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month. Michael LaClair listed $2.1 million in debts and just under $1 million in assets in his bankruptcy filing of Aug. 17. LaClair did not return a call for comment.
Gas prices in the Burlington metro area were up nearly 6 cents on Friday compared to Thursday at an average of $2.55 per gallon, and up nearly 12 cents from last week, when the average price was $2.43 per gallon. The effects of Hurricane Harvey led to "panic buying and a bit of hoarding," said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, a website that tracks gas prices nationwide.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".