New London — A recount of votes cast in the Nov. 7 municipal election has confirmed Green Party member Mirna Martinez is the winner in a tight race for the seventh seat on the Board of Education. Martinez retained a 9-vote edge, 1,152 to 1,161, over Republican candidate Kathy Skrabacz, according to results of a recount performed Wednesday at City Hall. The vote counts were identical to the Election Day numbers.
New London — The City Council next week will take up proposed settlement agreements for some of the five city employees who were either laid off or opted for an early retirement as the result of the city’s budget crisis. The list of layoffs includes public works employees William Watkins and Valerie Kokoska, Assistant City Clerk Dawn Currier and purchasing agent Alicia Smith. Economic development coordinator Ned Hammond has agreed to retire after 27 years as a city employee.
New London — The Democratic Party in New London is changing, and some say that has a lot to do with a more progressive faction helping to blur traditional party lines. Some call it an evolution. Others call it a fracture that has played out in past months at Democratic Town Committee meetings. Some of the recent discussions had centered on a decision by state Rep. Chris Soto, D-New London, to support candidates outside the party.
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".