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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.

Norwalk mayor hires second in command

But there is some confusion on the exact title for Laoise King's new job.

New academic dean at Housatonic Community College

Dr. Michael B. Brown was previously provoost at North Carolina's Wesleyan College.

Islamic group plans to buy historic Bridgeport church property

The Bridgeport Islamic Community Center seeks to acquire the property that houses the United Congregational Church.

Bush-Holley House campus is aiming for $18.5M fundraising effort

Greenwich site to receive new galleries and upgraded access.

Student loan debt: dealing with a massive burden

Local colleges and universities detail different strategies to assist debt-weighted students.

When smaller banks face cybersecurity challenges

Despite challenges in limited resources and manpower, smaller banks are standing up against cyber attacks.

Grandmother builds microbusiness with weighted blankets

Gloria Bass' home-based business reaches a national audience via Facebook.

Developer offers backstory on Bridgeport’s Bijou Square

Developer Phil Kuchma offers the back stories on the changes at the Bridgeport destination.

Lyft returns to Connecticut

On-demand ride-sharing service offers special discount for new passengers.

Fairfield foreclosure activity on the decline

However, the area's foreclosure activity is above the national average.

Connecticut home sales and prices take a tumble

The state's single-family housing market did not have a September to remember.

Do hospital rating systems make the grade?

Government agencies and private groups give user-friendly reviews of hospitals a thumbs-up, but the institutions have their doubts.

Greenwich real estate exec named top Clinton fundraiser in Connecticut

Richard Richman, chairman and founder of the Greenwich-based Richman Group Inc., has brought in more than $1 million to the Democrat's presidential campaign.

Bigelow CEO discusses balancing family and business

Cindi Bigelow details how she prioritizes personal and professional responsibilities.

Drought watch declared in Connecticut

Fairfield County is one of six counties impacted by Gov. Malloy's announcement.