A feathered loiterer here since spring is one of Connecticut’s oldest town’s newest sensation. “Kevin The Turkey,” named that by a Facebook tribute group about the bird with nearly 4 thousand members, gets near-constant attention dawn to dusk as he trots on his drumsticks about Main and Marsh streets near First Church of Christ. “It’s kind of crazy when people name a wild bird,” Michael Gregonis, a wildlife biologist who is the state’s wild turkey expert, said.
Protesters are expected Monday when a statue of Christopher Columbus, funded by private donations, is installed outside a town office building. "We will have a peaceful, silent protest," Erica Roggeveen Byrne of Southington said Friday. She said people who oppose the idea of a monument to Columbus on municipal property asked in vain that a plaque be included nearby citing the damage Europeans inflicted on Native Americans after Columbus arrived in the Americas.
About 25 protesters came face to face Monday with residents who raised funds for a Christopher Columbus monument after statues in other communities in Connecticut were vandalized over the weekend. Protesters, some with signs reading “Stop honoring genocide,” “Columbus was a rapist” and “Southington Says Teach The Truth,” stood silently inside the town council chambers among 100 ceremony attendees there to dedicate the statue outside the John Weichsel Municipal Center.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".