The executive director of the Vermont Republican Party has stepped down, the party announced this week. Jeffrey Bartley, who served in that position for three years, declined on Thursday to comment on the nature of his departure. He said he signed a general release with the party that prevented him from speaking publicly about the staffing change. Bartley also served for six months as the party's Campaign Director, he said. “It was a wonderful ride," Bartley said in a statement issued by the party.
The suspect in a credit union robbery Tuesday in Montpelier who was fatally shot by police was armed with a BB gun, the Vermont State Police said Wednesday. Nathan Giffin, 32, of Essex was pronounced dead at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin following the incident outside Montpelier High School, police said. Nine officers opened fire on Giffin after a standoff with him on the high school's athletic fields, investigators said.
WINOOSKI - Winooski resident Jessica Audette wanted to lead by example for her daughter and daughter's friends on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so she signed up the group of five to volunteer in the Onion City on what normally would be just another day off from school. The elementary and middle-school children and Audette spent Monday afternoon making Valentine's Day cards for military veterans and their families.
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".