With nearly 4.5 million homes and businesses without power in Florida following Hurricane Irma, Eversource Energy crews from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire headed down Saturday to help with recovery efforts. Farrah Duffany, a Wallingford resident, former Record-Journal reporter and social media specialist with Eversource CT, joined a contingent of 14 Eversource line trucks from the state driving down to Florida.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you won’t have to go far. Catch a movie on the Meriden Green or check out a car show in Wallingford. There’s also the North Haven Fair, area garden markets and the Meriden Grange Fair. Description: The Parks and Recreation Department and Metro PCS host a free movie on the green. Popcoron and drinks available fo rpurchase. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
You may have seen dense swarms of flying insects Tuesday evening gathering near outdoor lights. An entomologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station said the insects were ants, and they were swarming due “perfect” weather conditions. Dr. Gale Ridge saw the swarms herself at her home. Some of the male ants can squeeze through screens in windows and doors. “The males were coming in through the screen and landing on my desktop,” she 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".