A son’s supernova of Christmas lights, a tribute to his late mother, brightens up two places — his neighborhood and the local food pantry. Joshua Brunelle set up 20,000 lights in the family’s Hillscrest Road front yard honoring his mother Jill (Freeman) Brunelle who died suddenly in 2011 at age 45. In front of the display is big red box labeled “donations” that Joshua set up so visitors can donate non-perishable food to the Plainville Community Food Pantry..
A man took off in a stolen car from a gas station, striking a police car and an ambulance as he sped away, about 9 a.m. Wednesday, police said. No one was injured. Both vehicles had minor damage, Deputy Chief Christopher Ciuci said. Police identified the suspect as Aaron Rugar, 23, last known to be staying in motels in Berlin, Ciuci said. He was last seen speeding away from a gas station at 1239 Farmington Ave. in a gray Rav4 reported stolen in Hartford. Police chose not to pursue the speeding car.
The hardest part of school Superintendent David B. Erwin’s farewell reception this week was looking out at friends in the audience. “If I look at people, I always start to break down,” Erwin told the gathered Monday in the Berlin High School cafeteria. “It’s been a great career — 43 years, eight wonderful years here. I could mention something specific about everyone here. But I can’t do that.
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".