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Phil Hall

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.

Backspace Westport goes ultra-retro with typewriter retailing

Perhaps the rarest item in the store is a Smith Corona Classic 12 from the 1970s, which consists of only 10 keys using Greek letters.

Westport attorney takes a legal approach to cutting-edge technology

Richard Santalesa is founder of Westport-based SmartEdgeLaw Group, a one-man boutique law firm that provides companies with legal support related to cutting-edge high-tech issues.

How will the SoNo Collection impact regional retailing?

The 700,000-square-foot SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk opens in October 2019, but its impact is already being felt in the region.

Brian Davis to step down as Maritime Aquarium chief

Davis joined the aquarium in December 2014, having previously served as vice president of education and training at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Kano Noodle Bar, a new Thai restaurant, coming to Stamford

Kano Noodle Bar will be Stamford’s fifth Thai restaurant.

Toys R Us going out of business, closing all stores

Toys R Us did not provide a timeline on when it would be shuttering its U.S. stores. Locally, the chain has retail operations in Danbury, Norwalk, White Plains, Yonkers,  Yorktown, Nanuet and Poughkeepsie.

Greenwich political consultant Carl Higbie joins pro-Trump nonprofit

Higbie resigned from the Trump administration in January after a CNN KFile investigation uncovered bigoted comments he reportedly made on several internet radio shows between 2013 and 2016. 

Larry Kudlow picked by Trump as economic adviser

Kudlow’s name was floated in the media in 2010 and earlier this year as a potential Republican candidate to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate.

Shelton-based EDR sold for $205M to private equity firms

Founded in 1990 as Environmental Data Resurces, EDR employs 220 people and offers data that enables more than $1 billion in real estate transactions annually.

Skinny Pizza to open first Connecticut location in Greenwich

Skinny Pizza, which will be the only pizza eatery on Greenwich Avenue, is taking over the space occupied by Greenwich HealthMart for 45 years until its closing last year.

No Leftovers, a Jamaican eatery, opens in Norwalk

No Leftovers, a Jamaican-focused restaurant, is now residing in the Norwalk space that was home to Swanky Franks for six decades.

Norwalk’s Galerie Sono views the art scene through a distinctive prism

Housed within a 6,000-square-foot space at 123 Washington St. in the heart of Norwalk’s SoNo district, the gallery is an airy, brightly illuminated venue that accommodates the works of 10 to 14 artists at a time.

University of Bridgeport names Laura Skandera Trombley as new president

She will replace Neil A. Salonen, who is retiring after 18 years in office.

Greenworks Lending carves out niche with C-PACE financing

The Darien-based Greenworks Lending focuses on providing capital to commercial property owners seeking to make their buildings more energy efficient.

Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo saves rare species while seeking increased attendance

The 22-acre zoo has seen successful captivity breeding of rare animals, but it struggles with tight finances and the need to build gate traffic.