New voting machines may be on the Christmas list for counties across the state as commissioners seek state and federal funding to replace them.But a return to paper ballots in Somerset County may be the best solution for replacing the aging machines.In 2006 federal grant money was used to purchase more than 230 machines for Somerset County. The cost was $3,400 per machine. The county previously used paper ballots.
The Somerset County commissioners approved the county's annual budget and said farewell to the longest tenured member of the staff during a board meeting Tuesday.The board approved a $45,482,511 budget, which represents a $12,500 decrease from the tentative budget with minor adjustments, according to Rebecca Canavan, finance director. The budget keeps the property tax rate steady at 13.36 mills.The commissioners also passed a resolution honoring county solicitor Dan Rullo for 30 years of service.
In January members of the Somerset County Economic Development Council said they needed to refocus with new leadership.Almost a year later, the board members are touting the most successful year for the council in a decade. "It's an organization that's been reborn," said longtime board member Henry Cook. "There is a new energy coming out of the economic development council and I think the entire county will begin to feel it over time.
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".