DIXFIELD — Many of the 50 residents at a recent public hearing voiced support for keeping the Police Department. However, the question raised over and over by selectmen and the town manager: Would taxpayers be willing to adequately fund the department? The hearing Wednesday was a precursor to a Nov. 7 referendum asking voters whether to permanently disband the department effective Dec. 31.
DIXFIELD — A public hearing on a Nov. 7 referendum on whether to keep the Police Department is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dirigo High School. Following a lengthy debate on Aug. 21, selectmen voted 3-2 to ask voters whether they would like to discontinue the department as of Jan. 1, 2018. Selectmen Aaron Jamison, Norm Mitchell and Hart Daley voted in favor, while Norine Clarke and Gene Skibitsky were opposed.
Connie Venskus of Rumford is preparing for her seventh Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk this month. RUMFORD — Connie Venskus of Rumford has been stepping up her training in preparation for her seventh Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon Walk on Sunday, Sept. 24. The 70-year-old has been training all summer for the 26.2-mile walk, which is on the route of the Boston Marathon. "I am pretty proud but also feel blessed that I am able to accomplish this at my age," Venskus 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".