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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.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Biden’s Covid-19 relief package will end ‘chaos’

"Joe Biden's plan allows us to walk and chew gum at the same time," Murphy said.

Allegiant Air adds two new routes at Stewart Airport

The routes were originally planned for 2020.

Oncologist William K. Oh named chief medical science officer at Sema4

Oh has authored more than 300 articles, reviews, and book chapters related to cancers.

Liquid nitrogen ice cream shop Sugar Rush USA coming to Shelton

The menu will feature crèpes, shakes, and ice cream served in cones and between thick cookies as sandwiches.

Ex-health care staffing agency CFO pleads guilty to tax fraud

Pamela Smith faces a maximum of three years in prison.

IBM acquires two companies

The acquired companies focus on cloud computing and the Salesforce platform, respectively.

Danbury’s Reby Advisors is acquired by Wealth Enhancement Group

Founded in 1989, Reby Advisors provides investment strategies to small business owners, pre-retirees and retirees.

CT AG Tong in antitrust probe of Amazon’s e-book operations

The probe has been ongoing since 2019, but has only now been made public.

Survey finds most Americans ready for post-pandemic splurges

55% of respondents said they will keep saving n case the pandemic returns.

PTI takes 13,600 sf expansion in Hawthorne’s Mid-Westchester Executive Park

PTI originally leased 14,255 square feet in the building in 2018.

HomeServe USA acquires fourth Phoenix-area HVAC company

The Norwalk company cited Phoenix's "unprecedented population boom these last several years."

Trumbull firm debuts fall detection app for seniors

FallCall Detect is being unveiled in the AARP Innovation Labs booth at CES 2021.

Redding’s Meadow Ridge under new operators

Affiliates of Senior Care Development LLC will retain majority ownership.

Margaret Keane steps down as Synchrony CEO

Brian Doubles, the company’s president, will take on the CEO role effective on April 1.

New study names Bridgeport as CT’s worst place to live

The city was cited for its unemployment, crime, poverty and weather.