Groton — The town has implemented a hiring freeze and other spending restrictions due to uncertainty about an expected reduction in state aid. The council passed a resolution on Aug. 8 to freeze all vacant positions until they are reviewed. Any hirings would have to be approved by the Town Council. Town Manager John Burt had already moved forward with the council’s recommended change before the official action.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound. “Thousands of Connecticut workers and their families rely on the maritime economy for their livelihood,” said Scott Bates, chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority.
Waterford — Kenneth Halpern, 84, called on his classmates of the former Bulkeley School to try a chorus of the alma mater. "Would you stand up? Even if you're in a wheelchair, stand up," Halpern said. Dozens of men, mostly in their 80s, stood in the dining room of Langley's Restaurant in Waterford and sang. The 65 former students gathered there for annual Bulkeley Boys reunion, which in past years has been held at Ocean Beach Park in New London.
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".