NEW LONDON -- Throw it away and expect to pay, could be a new motto in New London. Residents spent Wednesday night learning about a new "Pay as you throw," trash system, at the Science and Technology Magnet High School. Proponents of the program said it could reduce trash and disposal costs for the city, estimating it would save roughly $600,000 dollars a year.
WEST HARTFORD -- Public works crews are ready to take on another snow event, spending the day Tuesday preparing. West Hartford Director of Public Works John Phillips said the town's 24 trucks have been checked ahead of the snow fall to be sure they're ready to operate. Phillips said the entire fleet will head out, Wednesday, and there are a dozen contractors on standby. He said the town will wait for the storm to develop and adapt accordingly.
BRANFORD – All animals have a story of how they ended up in a shelter, most which aren’t happy ones, but a Branford shelter is trying to change the narrative. The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter kicked off a program, Thursday, for the second year in a row. Volunteers showed up to the shelter to read to its dogs, cats and critters. Shelter Director Laura Burban said this program benefits not just the animals, but also the people that volunteer their time.
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".