Consumers across Connecticut are turning to NBC Connecticut Responds for help with a premium product they say fell short of its promises. After NBC Connecticut Responds first reported on Behr DeckOver in August, 17 additional homeowners reached out to us to share their experiences with the product. Behr advertises its DeckOver can bring new life to aging decks and will resist cracking and peeling. East Hartford resident Santo Murana said it had the opposite effect on his deck.
When an envelope addressed to Chris Swiatlon arrived in mid-July, it contained the pistol permit he’d been waiting for. Except the permit wasn’t his. "Completely different person, looks nothing like me. Not even close to the same name, different address, different town," he said. For Swiatlon, it was both a privacy issue and a safety concern. "Because assuming my permit's lost, my first fear is someone who looks like me out there could possibly use my permit to purchase a gun," he said.
A West Redding couple said a brand name deck stain didn’t live up to its promise. Mike and Margaret Ammirata have spent much of their summer scraping Behr’s DeckOver stain off their deck. The couple said it’s hard work and something they never imagined when they applied eight gallons of DeckOver in September 2015. The label claims the product, "Brings Life to Old Wood," which is exactly what the Ammiratas wanted for their deck, but Mike Ammirata said the finished product was "bland."
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".