A proposed land swap between Williamsville and a housing developer has been thrown into major doubt after estimates for parkland improvements came in significantly higher than expected, village officials said this week. The estimated cost of putting South Long Park back together after a land swap was put at as much as $1.25 million – much higher than village officials anticipated. "No one in our wildest dreams thought the number would come in that high," said Trustee Deb Rogers.
Owners of 190 commercial and upscale residential properties in Amherst have gone to State Supreme Court seeking assessment reductions totaling $194 million. It's the final battleground over this year's townwide reassessment. And the outcome could affect the tax bills sent to all other Amherst property owners. Town officials say they’ll aggressively defend their assessments, and the property owners’ attorneys say they’ll present persuasive cases for their lower numbers.
A vacant home in Amherst is slated for demolition, unless a judge halts it. The Town Board awarded a $28,000 bid by Regional Environmental Demolition of Niagara Falls to demolish the home at 46 Royal Parkway West. Just before the vote, Town Attorney Stanley Sliwa told the board his office was expecting a judicial order preventing the demolition. At a public hearing in April, the town engineer and assessor argued the home is structurally unsound and hasn't been occupied in years.
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".