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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: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    Report: College Of New Rochelle Facing Second Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

    The College of New Rochelle is facing a second lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful termination, according to a lohud report.A second lawsuit was reportedly filed in Westchester County Court earlier this year by Veronie Lawrence, a former director for one of the school's campuses who is claiming that the college breached contract when she was among those fired last year as ...

  2. Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    Westchester Basketball Standout Signed, Sealed To Play Division I

    A Mount Vernon basketball standout is taking his talents to Virginia after signing his National Letter of Intent to play ball for George Mason University next year.Surrounded by friends, family, former coaches and teammates, Jason Douglas-Stanley ended his recruitment and made it official that he’ll be playing for coach Dave Paulsen and the Patriots.During his three years playing for ...

  3. Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police Seek Armed Masked Man Who Robbed Westchester Bank

    Police are on the hunt for a gun-wielding suspect that robbed a bank in Westchester on Monday.Police said that at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, a suspect walked into Chase Bank on South Broadway in Tarrytown demanding money while wearing a dark-colored mask and holding a handgun.The suspect was handed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Police described him ...

  4. Cuomo Taps New Chief Of Staff

    Cuomo Taps New Chief Of Staff

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reportedly named a familiar face to serve as his new chief of staff following the resignation of Maria Comella from his administration.Linda Lacewell, who came back to Cuomo’s administration after leaving in 2016 is set to take over as the chief of staff and as a counselor, according to a New York State of Politics report.Comella made a name for herself ...

  5. Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD In NY Signed Into Law

    Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For PTSD In NY Signed Into Law

    Soldiers returning from service suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder were given a special Veteran’s Day gift by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo signed several pieces of legislation over the weekend to support New York veterans by improving healthcare services, including a bill that adds PTSD as a qualifying condition in New York’s medical marijuana program.Cuomo said nearly ...

  6. Suspect Sought In Misaddressed Package Pick-Up At Westchester Business

    Suspect Sought In Misaddressed Package Pick-Up At Westchester Business

    Police are investigating an incident involving a suspicious, misaddressed package and a man who insisted it belonged to him,  sparking a strange scene at a Westchester business.A resident of Walworth Avenue in Scarsdale reported to police last week that he had received a package from Macy’s which was addressed to “Tyrone Johnson.” After realizing that it was not intended for him, he ...

  7. Beer Here: Bull & Barrel Expanding Its Offerings Well Outside Area

    Beer Here: Bull & Barrel Expanding Its Offerings Well Outside Area

    Beer connoisseurs throughout the country will soon be able to get a taste of the Hudson Valley as Putnam County’s first and only brewery begins canning some of its popular products.Beginning this week, the co-owners of Bull & Barrel Brewery in Brewster took their first step toward mass production as they began the process of canning their beer for distribution, starting with their ...

  8. Astorino Proposes $1.8 Billion Budget With No Increase In County's Tax Levy

    Astorino Proposes $1.8 Billion Budget With No Increase In County's Tax Levy

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has proposed a $1.8 billion budget that does not raise the county’s tax levy for the eighth straight year.The proposed spending plan “preserves essential services (and) maintains the safety net for the county’s neediest residents.” It holds expenses flat while increasing spending by less than 1 percent.The tax levy ...

  9. Petition Launched For Westchester Father Facing Deportation To Guatemala

    Petition Launched For Westchester Father Facing Deportation To Guatemala

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - An online petition supporting a Port Chester father who is facing deportation has garnered nearly 250 signatures as his family attempts to keep him stateside.The Hudson Valley Community Coalition is circulating the petition on behalf of Aroldo Soto-Contreras, who was detained last month during a routine check with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is now ...

  10. 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 ...

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