Solar is here — the latest in a series of energy schemes that have tried to sink roots into the rocky soil of the Catskills, only to wither and die off. Maybe this new weed is tough enough to survive. On Tuesday, March 13, state officials announced the completion of the largest community solar project in New York State, a 2.7 megawatt array in Callicoon run by a startup called Delaware River Solar.
In a 24-hour blackout, like the one the whole village of Margaretville had last weekend, my house is a party. I’ve got solar lanterns and a woodstove with a cooktop; I’ll be fine for a week. While my neighbors were huddling and freezing and eating cereal with the milk they were keeping cold on the back porch, we were making pancakes and playing nerdy board games and warming up the neighborhood kid gang. We would’ve been fine, if my wife weren’t a politician.
Last week, in response to the ongoing furor over school shootings, Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond issued an open call to put school resource officers in every district in the county. Real talk: If my nine-year-old is going to have to walk past a cop every morning to get into her school building, I’m glad it’s DuMond they’ll be reporting to. But my first thought was: This is not what I signed up for.
@kellysalasin I love that you tweeted the meeting! I used to do this on LI for the school board meetings and use local hashtags so people could search for all tweets. Thank you for doing this! #tmdvt#yourockkelly
How are those who have to work supposed to attend #TMDVT? Wondering what options there are that go beyond information gathering? Online discussions and voting? Full evening option? #makinginvolvementaccessible
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".