“Big changes in Ocean Beach,” is how Mayor James Mallott predicted the shape of things to come, as he addressed the audience at the Ocean Beach Board Meeting of Village Trustees on Saturday, January 27 at Islip Fire Department. While ferry service had been restored for several days, the meeting was planned for the downtown Islip location when the bay was still frozen. It would have been confusing to change venues midstream.
With the Great South Bay frozen for nearly a month, Fire Island has been on ice much of this winter, yet chatter is bubbling to the surface as the Ocean Beach Board ponders an auxiliary village hall somewhere on greater Long Island. Village officials will not confirm or deny if these rumors are true. “Can’t really discuss till it’s been vetted by the board and added to the agenda for public comment,” messaged OB Mayor James Mallott earlier this week.
Eric Pederson’s loosely sketched, dry witted cartoon illustrations have been gracing the pages of Fire Island News all summer, and we are much better for having them. It was not our original plan to include cartoons as part of our content offerings, but Pederson approached us shortly before Memorial Day with a brief note and some samples. “I would like to take my girlfriend and her daughter out for ice cream a few times and tell them it’s from my cartoons,” read an email as he introduced himself.
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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".