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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. Report: Mount Vernon Mayor's Dubai Trip May Cost City Over $10K

    Report: Mount Vernon Mayor's Dubai Trip May Cost City Over $10K

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A trip to Dubai for Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas will cost more than $10,000 to the city, according to a lohud report.In an effort to make Mount Vernon “the smartest city,” Thomas traveled to Dubai to attend the World Economic Forum’s “Forum on Future Cities: City Preparedness for the 4th Industrial Revolution,” which is being held on Monday.Last week, the ...

  2. Slip-Slide Track Conditions Causes 30-Minute Metro-North Delays

    Slip-Slide Track Conditions Causes 30-Minute Metro-North Delays

    This story has been updated.Metro-North Railroad commuters saw delays on Monday morning due to slip-slide conditions on the tracks due to inclement weather.Service into and out of Grand Central Terminal was delayed on all lines by as many as 30 minutes due to the track condition in the vicinity of the Harlem-125th Street stop.The Hudson, Harlem, New Haven, Danbury and New Canaan Branch ...

  3. Babe Ruth Signed Baseball Being Auctioned Online For Westchester Boy Scouts

    Babe Ruth Signed Baseball Being Auctioned Online For Westchester Boy Scouts

    A baseball signed by New York Yankee legend Babe Ruth to Larchmont Boy Scouts is being auctioned off online by Steiner Auctions 70 years after his passing.The baseball, which is inscribed to “Troop 6 Larchmont Boy Scouts from Babe Ruth,” is on the auction block, with a “generous portion” of the final sales price to be donated to the Boy Scouts by consignor Jack Coughlin.The “Fall ...

  4. Petition To Drop Official 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB Picking Up Steam

    Petition To Drop Official 'Cuomo' Name From New TZB Picking Up Steam

    While you would be hard-pressed to find many who refer to the new Tappan Zee Bridge by its official name -- the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge -- there's now a petition circulating to ditch the Cuomo designation altogether.Hudson Valley voices are among thousands of New Yorkers being heard as they protest the official naming of the new bridge, instead urging that it return to its original name, ...

  5. Expect Delays: Route 9 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Expect Delays: Route 9 Lane Closures Scheduled

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - The New York State Department of Transportation has issued an alert regarding a bus lane closure on Route 9 in Tarrytown.Motorists are to be advised that the bus lane on Route 9, between Prospect Avenue and White Plains Road in Tarrytown, will be closed beginning at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 12 through Saturday, Nov. 18 while contracting crews complete ...

  6. Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    Cuomo Chief Of Staff, Ex-Chris Christie Aide, Resigns Shortly After Hiring

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reportedly losing his chief of staff just months after she entered his administration.Cuomo’s Chief of Staff Maria Comella is taking a position in the private sector, according to a Politico report, less than seven months after she signed on to head Cuomo’s administration.Comella made a name for herself nationally while working for Republican politicians ...

  7. Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    Distribution Of $770M For 24K Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims Starts

    The Department of Justice has begun its initial distribution of more than $750 million to victims of Bernie Madoff’s notorious Ponzi scheme, many of whom called the Hudson Valley home."We have recovered billions of dollars from third parties – not Mr. Madoff – and are now returning that money to tens of thousands of victims," Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said. ...

  8. Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    Lane, Ramp Closures Scheduled On Hutchinson River Parkway

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Motorists planning on traveling on the Hutchinson River Parkway this week can expect delays as the New York State Department of Transportation prepares for lane and ramp closures in Mount Vernon and Pelham.The NYSDOT issued an alert cautioning that lane and ramp closures are expected on the parkway between Exit 8 (Sandford Boulevard) and Exit 12 (East Lincoln ...

  9. Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    Several Coyote Sightings Reported In White Plains

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Children and small pets may be at risk in White Plains following multiple coyote sightings in various locations throughout the city.The White Plains Department of Public Safety issued an alert this week warning residents to be on high alert following several sightings, the latest at the White Plains Rural Cemetery on North Broadway.According to police, "the ...

  10. Sex Offender Convicting Of Raping Teenager Reports Move In Yonkers

    Sex Offender Convicting Of Raping Teenager Reports Move In Yonkers

    A registered sex offender convicted of raping a teenage girl has reported a move in Westchester County. The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding the residency of 34-year-old Perry Foy, who has moved to an apartment on Caryl Avenue in Yonkers.The Division of Criminal Justice Services has assigned Foy as a Level ...

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