Five people have died from the flu in Connecticut this season and now, doctors are reminding people to take precautions to prevent themselves from getting sick. Influenza activity "has rapidly increased" over the past two weeks and been reported in all eight counties, according to officials from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Five people than 65 years of age have died since the start of the flu season.
It’s been a fixture in Torrington for nearly a decade, but now the Backstage restaurant has decided to close its doors. Many fans of the popular eatery are wondering what will take its place. After seven years on Main Street, the Backstage restaurant closed its doors Sunday night. On Monday, the windows were covered up as booths and tables were moved out. “I was a little shocked to hear that. I’ve been there a few times over the years,” Kimberly Murphy, of Litchfield, said.
Thursday marked five years since 20 students and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Vigils to honor and remember the victims are planned both for Thursday night and the upcoming weekend. A group born from that violent day continues to work to go beyond Newtown. The Newtown Action Alliance organized nationwide vigils to honor all victims of gun violence. Over the weekend, there was a candlelight vigil in Westport.
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".