Mayor Gail Coniglio and Town Council members expressed confidence in Kirk Blouin as the next town manager, calling him a strong leader who proved his merit by turning around the two public safety departments. Blouin assumed the then-new mantle of public safety director in 2011, just as the police and fire departments were slipping into turmoil over the council’s decision to deeply cut retirement benefits for budget purposes. Morale was low, turnover high and recruitment suffered.
The Town Council has extended zoning approvals for the Palm House for another year while the court-appointed receiver tries to sell the property. Attorney Jackie Miller told the council Wednesday that the receiver, Cary Glickstein, needs the 2016 site plan and special exception approvals to remain in place while he looks for a buyer. The extra time will help Glickstein “get a buyer in there, get over the finish line and complete the construction,” she said.
As the nation’s first president, George Washington set the tone for all those who would follow him into the office, presidential historian Richard Norton Smith told a Society of the Four Arts’ audience Thursday. A modest man of unimpeachable character, Washington was not a natural fit for the power and pageantry associated with the job, Smith said. Every action he took set a precedent for his successors.
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".