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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

Nardelli’s plans expansion in lower Fairfield and Westchester counties

A location at 345 Main Ave. in Norwalk is slated to open in the fall.

David Souder named interim director at UConn Stamford

Souder succeeds Terrence Cheng, who was named CSCU president.

IBM tells U.S. employees to return to office in September

The company did not state if remote work options would be allowed.

Nine new retail tenants coming to Danbury Fair mall

Shake Shack and LongHorn Steakhouse will open their first Danbury-area eateries.

Imported food retailer 845ExoticSnacks opens store at Crystal Run Galleria

Joshua Morales opened the first 845ExoticSnacks location at 120 Center St. in Ellenville in early 2020.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk debuts seal exhibit

The seals' exhibit is larger than the aquarium's shark tank.

Bright Stars Academy Daycare acquires third Bridgeport facility for $700K

The property was owned and occupied by Bonvini Dental Laboratory since 1974.

Volkswagen of Nanuet becomes Rockland County’s newest auto dealer

The new business takes over the former site of a Bob's Discount Furniture outlet.

UConn mandates students receive Covid vaccinations ahead of in-person campus activities

Exemptions can be obtained "for medical and other reasons."

Norwalk’s Datto cites new ransomware assaults in upgrading data protection tool

vSIRIS is designed to support private cloud and virtual deployments.

Business collaborative allocates $300K to nonprofits fighting educational disparities

Five $50,000 grants and two $25,000 grants were distributed.

Trumbull First Selectman Tesoro touts town’s resilience during pandemic

She acknowledged the Westfield mall's difficulties in the midst of e-commerce and pandemic challenges.

Macelleria Italian Steakhouse to open Greenwich restaurant

An opening date has not yet been announced.

Survey: Companies report difficulties in hiring and retaining qualified workers

Nearly 40% of companies expect remote work will continue a year after the pandemic subsides.

Frontier brings in two new executives

Beasley replaces Sheldon Bruha, who will be leaving Frontier on June 14.