DEERFIELD -- More than 73,000 acres of Massachusetts farmland have been preserved over 40 years, thanks to a program that lets farmers sell the development rights to their land. The state's agricultural preservation program -- best known by the acronym "APR" -- offers to pay owners of prime farmland the difference between the "fair market value" and "agricultural value" of their land in exchange for a permanent deed restriction.
EASTHAMPTON -- Fifteen exchange students from Brittany, France are experiencing American culture by attending classes at Easthampton High School and living with local families. The nine-day immersive program, now in its second year, was created by two educators -- Gerard Benoit, a French teacher at Easthampton High School, and Magali Ropert, who teaches English at the Lycee Saint Louis School in Chateaulin. "This is not just about France or French," said Benoit.
A recent study that accuses Eversource and Avangrid of artificially throttling natural gas pipeline capacity in New England, thereby driving up consumer energy prices by $3.6 billion over three years, is under review by the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. "The allegations in the report are concerning and require careful assessment and analysis. We are reviewing the report and gathering additional information.
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".