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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. Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    Former Westchester Football Standout Signs With Baltimore Ravens

    A former standout football standout from Westchester is taking his talents to the Baltimore Ravens.White Plains resident Da’Sean Downey, a former defensive end for the University of Massachusetts, has been picked up by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the NFL draft last month.Downey was named to the first-team Eastern College Athletic Conference squad after becoming a ...

  2. Bridge To Be Named For Slain Yonkers Pro Baseball Prospect

    Bridge To Be Named For Slain Yonkers Pro Baseball Prospect

    City officials in Yonkers are set to dedicate the Stockbridge Road in honor of Michael Nolan, a former city resident and Oakland Athletics baseball prospect who was shot and killed in the city in September 2015.There will be a ceremony at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, on the corner of Stockbridge Road and Middleboro Drive, dedicating the bridge to Nolan. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will ...

  3. Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Two men from Long Island were killed when their Maserati struck a tree over the weekend in the Hudson Valley, New York State Police investigators announced.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police troopers from Kingston were dispatched to Oliveria Road in Shandaken, just west of Woodstock, where there was a report of a one-vehicle crash in the area.Police said that the ...

  4. Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been scheduled as crews continue work on installing road deck panels for the new bridge’s eastbound span over River Road at the Rockland landing.The work is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 30, which will require periodic five-minute traffic stops on River ...

  5. NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    It pays to be police in New York and Connecticut, according to a recently released report.In their latest study, which coincides with National Police Week, WalletHub found that New York was the second best state to work in law enforcement, with Connecticut landing one spot behind in third.North Dakota topped the list, with Minnesota and California coming in behind the Constitution State ...

  6. Pay It Forward: Westchester Students Raise Thousands For African Children

    Pay It Forward: Westchester Students Raise Thousands For African Children

    A group of Bronxville High School students are paying it forward after spending two weeks in Tanzania, Africa last summer.Last summer, seniors Mimi Buendia, Nan Carpenter, Mac Crawford and Nicholas O’Brien spent weeks at the MainSprings children’s orphanage - once known as the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC) - and since returning home, decided to keep helping the ...

  7. Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    A Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign is being investigated by a federal grand jury, according to reports released this week.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the ...

  8. This Westchester Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise A Family

    This Westchester Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise A Family

    It’s no secret that raising a family in Westchester has enormous benefits, but where is best?Bronxville took the top honors, according to a report released by Niche this week, which ranked the best places to raise a family in New York based on the quality of public schools, safety, affordability and access to family amenities based on collected data.Several Westchester locales made the ...

  9. Ready For Next Level: Irvington HS Athletes Celebrate College Commitments

    Ready For Next Level: Irvington HS Athletes Celebrate College Commitments

    Some of Irvington’s finest athletes are set to take their talents to the next level after announcing their intentions to play ball in college next fall.Flanked by friends, family members, teammates and coaches during a ceremony this week, nine Irvington High School seniors announced their commitments to play sports at colleges across the countryThe nine athletes join fellow seniors Jena ...

  10. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

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