On Monday, as it does nearly every day, day became night. Except this time it happened at mid-afternoon across 14 states, as the moon orbited in front of the sun momentarily blocking its rays. Unfortunately Connecticut was not one of the lucky 14. Here, about 65 percent of the sun was blocked, briefly turning afternoon into early evening. Still, Connecticut sky watchers filled parks, beaches, museums and nature centers seeking a glimpse of this one-of-a-kind event.
DERBY-Turn a boring weekend into a learning experience for children where they can touch a truck on the city’s green. A fire engine, a public works truck and a rescue service vehicle are expected to be among the trucks children can see, touch and learn about from their drivers. The Touch-a-Truck event is part of the city’s Farmers Market which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market features Connecticut grown fruits and vegetables.
SHELTON-Residents of the city and Derby will be able to get a look at and a say in the preliminary plans to renovate the bridge connecting the two downtowns. The information session is being conducted by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Avalon Shelton, 185 Canal Street. Representatives from NVCOG, the state Department of Transportation and AECOM which designed the changes are expected to be there.
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 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
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".