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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old New Rochelle Fire Station 2

    Renovations Begin At 95-Year-Old New Rochelle Fire Station 2

    A 95-year-old fire station is getting a long-awaited facelift in Westchester.Renovations at Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle have begun, marking the first upgrade for the building - which was constructed in 1923 -since the 1980s.Officials said that “the station has received upgrades over the years, but needs a major overhaul to accommodate modern firefighting equipment.” ...

  2. Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    Open Road, Cashless Tolls Will Soon Be Complete For All Area Thruways

    More cashless tolls are coming to the lower Hudson Valley.Officials in New York announced on Tuesday that cashless tolling will begin on the Thruway Authority's remaining fixed toll barriers in the lower Hudson Valley by the end of the year, in an effort to improve traffic flow and limit gridlock throughout the state."New York is rebuilding and reimagining our state's ...

  3. Scarsdale Public Library Closes For $18M Renovation

    Scarsdale Public Library Closes For $18M Renovation

    Library Loft is set to open up at Supply Field as contracting crews get set to begin an unprecedented multi-million dollar renovation and modernization of the public library.The Scarsdale Public Library on Olmsted Road will be closing for extensive renovations, though officials have set up a temporary space, Library Loft, at Supply Field on Heathcote Road to accommodate village ...

  4. New Rochelle High School Fresmen Prove To Be 'Good Cookies' For Charity

    New Rochelle High School Fresmen Prove To Be 'Good Cookies' For Charity

    A pair of New Rochelle High School students have found a way to marry cookies and lacrosse to benefit the national fight against pediatric cancer.After hosting their third annual “Be a Good Cookie Lacrosse Tournament,” in April, New Rochelle High School freshmen Evan Phillips and Sam Rosenberg presented the Cookies for Kids' Cancer Center a $37,500 check, the total from their first ...

  5. Westchester Native Wins Prestigious International Zoology Award

    Westchester Native Wins Prestigious International Zoology Award

    Greenburgh resident Shana Caro, whose grandfather, Robert Caro, won the Pulitzer Prize, is following in her family’s footsteps.Columbia University announced that at the scientific Oscars, its fellow, Caro, won the Thomas Henry Huxley Award & Marsh Prize from the London Zoological Society for the best thesis in the United Kingdom.The Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize is ...

  6. Air Force Vet, Retired Eastchester Detective Timothy Morris Dies At 70

    Air Force Vet, Retired Eastchester Detective Timothy Morris Dies At 70

    An Air Force veteran and longtime Eastchester detective has died in Westchester at the age of 70.Bronxville native Timothy P. Morris died on June 11. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970 before joining the Eastchester Police Department on July 1, 1971, through his retirement as a detective on Oct. 8, 1992. Morris was a “beloved husband of Janine Morris. Father of Timothy, Holly ...

  7. Paying At The Pump Is Taking Up More Of Motorists' Paychecks, AAA Says

    Paying At The Pump Is Taking Up More Of Motorists' Paychecks, AAA Says

    Motorists will spend nearly $100 more per month on gas to fill up at the pump this summer, as compared to a year ago, according to a AAA study.Consumers are spending $69 more monthly, on average, since the summer of 2017. According to AAA, gasoline expenses account for 7 percent of an American’s annual income, a 1.5 percent increase from a year ago.With strong summer consumer gasoline ...

  8. Alert Issued For ID Theft Suspect Who Stole $2.9K, Police Say

    Alert Issued For ID Theft Suspect Who Stole $2.9K, Police Say

    Have you seen him?New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who allegedly stole a Dutchess County resident’s identity and robbed the victim of nearly $3,000.Investigators issued an alert recently regarding 27-year-old Jonathan Green, who is wanted by New York State Police in Wappinger and the Town of Poughkeepsie Court ...

  9. Lane Closure Scheduled During Work On Span Of New TZB

    Lane Closure Scheduled During Work On Span Of New TZB

    There will be a single lane closure near the new Tappan Zee Bridge next week as contracting crews continue installing precast concrete deck panels for the eastbound span following the installation of the structure’s final steel girders.Tappan Zee Constructors announced that they will be realigning the barrier near the Westchester landing, which will require a single northbound lane ...

  10. Vietnam Veteran From Westchester Ralph Giordano Dies At 70

    Vietnam Veteran From Westchester Ralph Giordano Dies At 70

    Westchester native Ralph J. Giordano, 70, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, Florida.Ralph was born in Mount Vernon. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and had been an Operating Engineer for the City of New York prior to his retirement.Ralph was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Friends of Jupiter Beach. His family also remembers him ...

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