AMHERST — He joined the Amherst Fire Department when it made fewer than 2,000 ambulance runs a year. In Fire Capt. Brian Sterling’s last hour as a member of the public safety department, all of Amherst’s ambulances were responding to calls, and three mutual aid ambulances had to be summoned. The increase in medical runs is one of the biggest changes Sterling has seen in his 34 years with the department, the last 24 as captain, most of the time leading a crew at the Central Fire Station.
North Common, as seen here from Boltwood Avenue, will soon get some attention from the town, which was inspired by new features in Pulaski Park’s redesign in Northampton. —GAZETTE STAFF/SCOTT MERZBACHAMHERST — Seeing how renovations to Pulaski Park have created a popular gathering spot for people of all ages in downtown Northampton, Amherst officials are hoping to get similar raves out of a project that will rejuvenate the North Common in front of Town Hall.
Amherst is beginning construction on a roundabout at the junction of East Pleasant and Triangle streets, similar to this traffic circle at Look Park in Northampton. GAZETTE FILE PHOTOAMHERST — Full-scale construction of a roundabout to replace a downtown intersection is finally underway, more than two months after its original start date.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".