News about a hepatitis outbreak, Ramapo's troubles and a "Jeopardy!" champ were among the most read local news stories of 2017. Here are the top 10:Theresa Caputo channeled the spirit of Heavy D during an episode of "Long Island Medium" that aired in April on TLC. His sister, Portia Davis, had taped an episode of "Long Island Medium" with Caputo in 2016. Davis died in September 2016.
The challengers seeking to break the Democrats' stranglehold on Town Hall called their ticket "A New Direction for Ramapo." But results in the race for the top elected post showed voters decided to stick with the direction they've taken in the past. Democrat Michael Specht won the supervisor's election by an even larger margin than the man he will replace, and his support apparently came from the same parts of town as his predecessor's, according to the official results released recently.
County Executive Ed Day scored a solid re-election victory by dominating four of Rockland's five towns en route to a more convincing win than he had four years ago. The GOP incumbent garnered a greater portion of the vote — 54 percent — than the 51 percent he racked up during his first run in 2013, according to the Rockland Board of Elections. This year's election also captured more voter turnout than the 2013 county executive's race.
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".