Former Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence’s sentencing on federal corruption and fraud convictions has been delayed. U.S. District Court Cathy Seibel wants to determine what his crimes cost investors who made decisions based on cooked books that covered up the failing finances of the town and Ramapo Local Development Corporation. But what about the cost to the town’s reputation? And future town property taxpayers?
When you are voting Nov. 7, don't forget to flip over your ballot. There, you'll find three statewide proposals (there may be more; some localities have their own ballot measures). What are these proposals and what will they do, or not? Here's a summary of each, including links to various views — ours and our readers — to help you make your decision. This ballot question is the first step in calling for a statewide Constitutional Convention.
Day and Porette face off at 7 p.m., Specht and Weber discussion starts at 8:15The Journal News/lohud will host a candidate forum with candidates for Rockland County Executive and Ramapo Supervisor, starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Rockland Community College, in the Ellipse located in the Technology Center. The general format follows our Editorial Board endorsement hearings: Candidates are given one minute at the beginning to introduce themselves, and one minute to make a closing statement.
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".