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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.

Beer prices in Connecticut among the lowest in the nation

According to Simple Thrifty Living, the average price for a 24-pack of beer in Connecticut is $15.96, which makes the state the fifth least expensive for this beloved beverage purchase.

Report finds Connecticut’s rural roads among the nation’s worst

The study found 39 percent of the rural roads in Connecticut were in poor condition – only Rhode Island fared worse.

Fairfield County’s young professionals shine in the 13th annual 40 Under...

The atrium of Stamford’s Silicon Harbor commercial development hosted a wealth of youthful talent from the corporate, nonprofit and governmental worlds on June 20 for the 13th annual 40 Under Forty awards celebration of Fairfield County’s brightest young professionals.

Malloy: GOP health care bill could cost Conn. $2.9B

The GOP health care bill would also imperil the coverage of tens of thousands of Connecticut residents, the governor says.

New version of Cricket Car Hop returns to Stratford

Stacey DiCostanzo, who worked as a cook at Cricket Car Hop from 1980 until its closing, spearheaded the effort to bring it back in a replicated form.

United Way of Western Connecticut provides $635K for childhood, education programs

The grants are aimed at programs supporting families living within the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income threshold.

Xerox sells French research center to Korean firm Naver

The XRCE was founded in 1993 and focused on research involving artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing and ethnography.

Apparel retailer Lyn Evans going out of business

Lyn Evans, which operates stores in New Canaan and Ridgefield, plus four stores in Massachusetts, will host a closing sale beginning on June 28.

Broder & Orland law firm opens Greenwich office

Broder & Orland handles issues such as divorce, child custody, modification, enforcement and contempt, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Something Natural opens first Connecticut eatery in Greenwich

Something Natural opened on Nantucket in 1970 and has been cited over the years by travel media as being among Cape Cod’s most popular independently owned eateries.

Danbury police recruitment video scores viral hit

Produced by the Danbury-based production company RMediA, the video opens with Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour remarking on their city’s safety yet bemoaning the need for additional officers.

Stamford’s Prutting & Co. a fixture in custom homebuilding niche

“Every job is unique,” Prutting stated. “As I tell these architects jokingly: if you draw it upside down, we’ll build it upside down.”

Malloy to EPA: Delayed ozone standards hurts Connecticut economy

“The cost of removing additional pollution in Connecticut, where we already have stringent requirements in place, is estimated at $10,000 to $40,000 per ton,” Malloy wrote.

Purdue Pharma names Craig Landau as new president and CEO

Landau takes over the same day as a third state files a lawsuit against the company for its marketing practices of OxyContin and other opioids.

Sen. Blumenthal joins effort to block AT&T-Time Warner merger

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the senators argued that the proposed merger will violate the principles of net neutrality and put consumers at a disadvantage.