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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. Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    Demolition Of Grandstands At Westchester Icon Memorial Field Begins

    After years of discussion, debate and discourse, efforts to restore the once vibrant Memorial Field in Mount Vernon have begun in earnest.Earlier this year, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas announced a “two-prong” approach to reopen the once vibrant recreation hub that has laid in ruins for the better part of a decade.On Monday, the first shoe dropped, as demolition of the ...

  2. Westchester Man Busted Driving With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    Westchester Man Busted Driving With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit

    A 21-year-old man from Westchester is facing charges after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit over the weekend.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department on patrol on Mamaroneck Road stopped White Plains resident Darwin Maldonado Jerez after he made a series of vehicle and traffic violations at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Saturday ...

  3. New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    New Black Bear Sighting Reported In Woods Near I-684

    There’s been another black bear sighting in the Westchester, this time in Armonk.A Maryland Avenue homeowner reported to police at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday night that there was a black bear roaming the streets near before making its way back into the woods just east of I-684 without incident.Last week, police in East Fishkill issued an alert when a black bear was spotted rummaging ...

  4. Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Hudson Valley

    Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Hudson Valley

    Slow-moving, oversized convoys are heading to the Hudson Valley.The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday that overnight transport of oversize loads from the Capital Region to the Hudson Valley is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 15. The transport of the oversized loads is scheduled to begin in the Port of Rensselaer in Rensselaer and will proceed along a ...

  5. Extensive Resurfacing Project Planned In Scarsdale

    Extensive Resurfacing Project Planned In Scarsdale

    There will be limited parking and overnight road closures in Scarsdale for several days as contracting crews begin preparing for a repaving project on some of the village’s busiest roadways.Scarsdale resurfacing contractor, PCI Industries announced that it is scheduled to begin resurfacing work on Depot Place, Garth Road and Freightway, including the alleyway adjacent to the parking ...

  6. Westchester Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    Westchester Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    A Westchester woman is facing charges after allegedly getting physical with a Greenwich store owner who attempted to record her during an altercation.Several units from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Barks & Bubbles pet groomer on Pemberwick Road shortly before 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, where there was a reported fight in progress between the store owner and ...

  7. Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man At Large After Bilking $2.4K From Homeowner

    Seen Him? Hudson Valley Man At Large After Bilking $2.4K From Homeowner

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a wanted man who allegedly accepted more than $2,000 for a roofing job he never completed in the Hudson Valley.Investigators issued an alert on Wednesday regarding 34-year-old Travis Thiel, who is wanted on a charge of fourth-degree grand larceny dating back to an incident when he received $2,400 ...

  8. Police Presence Requested At Westchester HS Lacrosse Game

    Police Presence Requested At Westchester HS Lacrosse Game

    Police in North Castle were recently called to Byram Hills High School in Armonk after a trio of parents were allegedly heckling referees at a lacrosse game.According to a North Castle police report released on Thursday, on May 5, Byram Hills High School Athletic Director Rob Castagna requested an officer for police presence at the press box for the conclusion of a lacrosse game as a ...

  9. Saw Mill Parkway Ramp Closure Scheduled

    Saw Mill Parkway Ramp Closure Scheduled

    The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a ramp closure on the Saw Mill River Parkway.The NYSDOT issued an alert that the exit 26 ramp of the Saw Mill River Parkway to the southbound Sprain Brook Parkway in Mount Pleasant will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, as contracting crews complete work in the area.There will be a detour posted directing ...

  10. Ex-SDNY Prosecutor Preet Bharara Eyes Possible Run For New York AG

    Ex-SDNY Prosecutor Preet Bharara Eyes Possible Run For New York AG

    Is a run at Attorney General in line for Preet Bharara, the former United States Attorney for the Southern District who was ousted by President Donald Trump as part of a purge of Obama administration appointees last year?Following former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s abrupt resignation earlier this week amid abuse allegations from several women, speculation about his ...

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