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.
People want change! They’re sick of politicians’ crap!My last two columns have been critical of elected officials, but this time around, I want to say that I think they’re only about 40-50 percent to blame for our political/economic condition.Several people have voiced their concerns to me about the state of affairs here locally, as well as on the state and federal level. They’re concerned about media bias, lax economic development, and how college kids just don’t get it.
Elected officials in Seneca Falls have learned a hard lesson on backing oneself into a corner.Last November, when two seats on the Town Board were up for special election, I, like many others, voiced concern about making it a “Landfill vs. Anti-Landfill” election.Since then, taxpayers and elected officials have repeatedly described the results as a de facto referendum on that issue.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".