Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) customers may soon have the opportunity to take advantage of the sun's energy without installing solar panels. Tuesday, the RPU Board discussed The Community Solar Project. The program would allow residential customers to purchase a solar panel that would be placed in a community solar garden. The customer would pay a one-time fee of $650 for one 335 watt panel. Then, the consumer would get credit on their energy bill for the solar energy produced from the panel.
Some Rochester residents are shocked to find that the value of their property has increased dramatically, leading to much higher taxes. Wednesday, frustrated citizens voiced their concerns at the Local Board of Appeal and Equalization Meeting. The meeting is an opportunity for property owners to appeal their new assessed property value. One Rochester couple appealed saying the assessed value of their home has jumped $50-thousand over the last two years.
Aubri and Nathaniel Robinson moved from Utah to Rochester three years ago. Nathaniel is studying to become a doctor at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Aubri is an entrepreneur and a Type 1 Diabetic. Zoey is two. The Robinsons want to grow their family. "We've always imagined ourselves surrounded by children," Aubri said. However, some roadblocks are preventing their dream from becoming a reality. "When I went into labor with Zoey, I had pre-eclampsia," Aubri said.
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".