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Phil Hall

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Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of eight books (including the upcoming "The Weirdest Movie Ever Made"), the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog and Profit Confidential.

Feds order restaurant owners to pay workers $180K in back wages

Frank Marchetti and Michael Marchetti own restaurants in Old Greenwich, Stamford and Westport.

Noah Eliot Gotbaum named CEO at Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

Gotbaum was the founder and inaugural board chairman of New York Cares, a volunteer organization serving 500,000 people in need.

Burgerim fast-food chain opens first Westchester location

Founded in Tel Aviv in 2011, Burgerim offers a menu lineup of mini-burgers that are slightly larger than sliders.

Westmed to study effects of medical cannabis on rheumatoid arthritis patients

The research will be led by Dr. Jill Landis, a board-certified rheumatologist at Westmed.

Shearwater Coffee Bar to open Westport location

Shearwater opened its first store two years ago at The Brick Walk shopping plaza in Fairfield.

NY and CT in coalition suing HHS over religious beliefs exemption...

"Once again, the Trump administration is putting politics over the health and safety of Americans," said New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Gov. Lamont welcomes women-owned businesses in states with new abortion laws

Lamont said he was "appalled at these actions that erode the ability of women to make informed decisions about their health and bodies."

Dressbarn to wind down business, shut 660 stores

"This decision was difficult, but necessary," said Chief Financial Officer Steven Taylor.

Stamford’s PDC Brands unveils aluminum-free Dr. Teal’s deodorants

The products are designed to be safe on sensitive skin and do not contain parabens, phthalates and propylene glycol.

Sikorsky awarded $1.13B contract with Navy for 12 new CH-53K helicopters

Sikorsky will begin deliveries of the helicopters in 2022 and also provide spares and logistical support.

White Plains restaurant crowdfunds for $75K to stay in business

A struggling restaurant in downtown White Plains has turned to crowdfunding to seek the money needed to keep its operations afloat.

Suite Talk: Phil Pappas, executive director of the Connecticut Brewers Guild

"Craft beer itself has a $750 million impact on the State of Connecticut," said Pappas.

Frank Borres mixes marketing and documentaries

Borres' new film “A Story in Stone” follows artists who create stone lithography using the techniques and procedures of the 1700s.

Connecticut gained 300 jobs in April

CBIA's Pete Gioia complained the job growth was "lethargic and is subpar" compared with New England.

Poughkeepsie McDonald’s called out on social media for parking lot towing...

One Facebook user said her car was booted within five minutes of her leaving and returning to the property.