If there is a fundamental issue that I have with virtually every governing body I’ve encountered, it’s the action of avoiding decisions.In Seneca County, the board of supervisors has historically been one of the governing bodies that this column focuses on. Last week, I was given new ammo, as the supervisors voted to avoid deciding on an odor complaint system, which would have been run through the county’s website.It was not the first time the matter came before the board.
When Rushville voted “no” to dissolution last week, the reaction was mixed — as one could imagine.Opponents celebrated, while concerned residents who wanted to see dissolution take place were a mixed bag of disappointed and upset.You can’t blame them. Dissolving is serious business, with serious implications — especially for a community that straddles two counties.
Signature wins are important.Governing at any level is tough because big wins — or signature wins — don’t come easily. They take years of work and what must feel like endless effort, and even then, some people will still find fault with them.Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Geneva on Friday, unveiling the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center as part of the overall “win” Geneva encountered last year with the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
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".