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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Vietnam Veteran From Mount Vernon Ralph Giordano, Dies At 70

    Vietnam Veteran From Mount Vernon 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 ...

  5. Seen Him?: Alert Issued For Wanted Westchester 21-Year-Old

    Seen Him?: Alert Issued For Wanted Westchester 21-Year-Old

    Have you seen him?Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a wanted man who is facing an assault charge in the city.The Yonkers Police Department Warrant Squad issued an alert this week to Westchester residents regarding 21-year-old Alpachino Stinson who failed to answer court charges for second-degree assault. His last known address was on ...

  6. Level 3 Sex Offender Caught With Child Porn Again, Westchester DA Says

    Level 3 Sex Offender Caught With Child Porn Again, Westchester DA Says

    A registered Level 3 sex offender convicted of possessing child pornography and posing online as an underage female, is facing new charges after being busted with more obscene materials involving minors and failing to register email addresses.Yonkers resident Jorge Delmoral, 32, is facing a series of new charges after he allegedly failed to register a pair of email addresses with the ...

  7. Sudden Shutdown Forces Summer Program Relocations At Sprain Ridge Pool

    Sudden Shutdown Forces Summer Program Relocations At Sprain Ridge Pool

    With the Sprain Ridge Pool being closed indefinitely after it was found not to be structurally sound in Yonkers, officials in Westchester have begun rescheduling events and programs that were planned for the summer season before the sudden shutdown.Earlier this week, Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced that in an attempt to reopen the pool in Yonkers before July 4 last ...

  8. Army Reserve Veteran From Westchester, Raymond Louis Barber, Dies At 84

    Army Reserve Veteran From Westchester, Raymond Louis Barber, Dies At 84

    Rye resident and United States Army veteran Raymond Louis Barber died last month at the age of 84.Raymond  is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eileen and their three children Raymond (Helene) of Killeen, TX. Tim (Mary) of Kinderhook, NY and Sharon Nocito (Vinnie) of Port St Lucie, FL, eight grandchildren James Barber (Angela), Michael Barber (Kaela), Vincent Nocito, Patrick Barber, ...

  9. $17.5M Alumnus Gift Paves Way For 'Transformation' Of Iona Building School

    $17.5M Alumnus Gift Paves Way For 'Transformation' Of Iona Building School

    A near $20 million dollar gift from an alumnus will allow Iona College to move forward with a “planned transformation of its business school building.”Due to a $17.5 million gift - the largest in Iona history - from Robert V. LaPenta '67, the college has received the necessary approvals from the City of New Rochelle and is set to break ground on the transformed building next month.The ...

  10. Planned 200-Plus Layoffs Avoided By Yonkers Public Schools

    Planned 200-Plus Layoffs Avoided By Yonkers Public Schools

    It came down to the wire, but more than 200 positions and programs have been saved in the Yonkers School District following the City Council's adoption of a $1.2 billion budget that includes increased funding for the district.On Wednesday, the Council adopted the budget, which includes a 6.2 percent property tax increase, which averages out to an increase of $560 for homeowners annually ...

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