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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Man With Seven License Suspensions, Warrant, Busted By Scarsdale Police

    Man With Seven License Suspensions, Warrant, Busted By Scarsdale Police

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A wanted man with seven suspensions on his driver's license and a warrant out for his arrest is facing charges in Scarsdale after being busted by police over the weekend.Officers conducting speed enforcement at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday on the Bypass in Scarsdale were on patrol when they spotted a black Mercedes with Connecticut license plates traveling more ...

  5. Mighty Mouse Is Coming Home To New Rochelle For Thanksgiving Parade

    Mighty Mouse Is Coming Home To New Rochelle For Thanksgiving Parade

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Here he comes to save the day!Mighty Mouse is making a grand return back to New Rochelle for the 54th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, where he will float past the historic “K” building that housed Terrytoons Studio, where he was created.For more than four decades, beginning in 1930, Terrytoons called the “K” building in downtown New Rochelle home. Other famed ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Progress Steady At Site Of 28-Story New Rochelle High Rise Development

    Progress Steady At Site Of 28-Story New Rochelle High Rise Development

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Progress is steadily being made at the future site of a 28-story development in the heart of downtown New Rochelle. New Rochelle officials and developers from RXR Realty broke ground on the site at 587 Main St. late last year, and contracting crews have been busy, erecting approximately one floor per week.Earlier this year, approximately 50 trucks spent 14 hours ...

  10. 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, ...

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