GROTON -- When a guy with a love of designing wooden toys combined his graphic skills with sense of social responsibility he created something unique. In fact, it was so appealing, and so unusual, that the man and his toy were asked to be on ABC's "The Toy Box." Pre-Bot is a collection of colorful wooden pieces fastened together with string. It has arms, legs, body and a head. Rod Lowe of Groton has big plans for his robot-like creation.
SHIRLEY -- With little discussion except praise, selectmen unanimously appointed a new police chief Monday night. Samuel Santiago, a 14-year veteran of the department, was promoted from sergeant to chief. He became acting chief in February, when selectmen placed then-chief Thomas Goulden on paid administrative leave. Selectman Jim Wilson, a retired police officer, said quite a few people contacted him over the past two weeks to say how happy they are with Santiago.
PEPPERELL -- Show cars take lots of care and feeding to be sure they look, sound and run just like they should. Restoring a vehicle or keeping a new one completely up-to-snuff is a labor of love. Local car buffs were shining at the 1A Auto Charity Car Show. Lots of people in the area have vintage cars, said founder Merle Green. The owner of 1A Auto Parts wanted to give them an occasion to get together and he wanted to support two charities. The entry fee for Sunday's show was $10.
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".