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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. 'Sin' Taxes, Long-Term Solutions In CT Gov's Proposed State Budget

    'Sin' Taxes, Long-Term Solutions In CT Gov's Proposed State Budget

     In his first proposed state budget, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called for an overhaul of the state’s sales tax system, “sin” taxes and laid out ways to start digging the state out of debt.On Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Hall of the House of Representatives in the State Capitol, Lamont discussed his proposed budget, a two-year, $43.1 billion taxing and spending plan.The budget ...

  2. Fire Breaks Out At Area Apartment Complex

    Fire Breaks Out At Area Apartment Complex

    Firefighters worked quickly to battle a blaze that broke out in an area apartment complex on Wednesday, forcing a temporary evacuation.First responders from the Milford Fire Department were dispatched to 51 Broadway at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, where there was a report of a fire, police said. The fire reportedly broke out in one of the apartment's kitchens.Upon ...

  3. Police Seek Van Driver Who Struck Juvenile Skateboarder

    Police Seek Van Driver Who Struck Juvenile Skateboarder

    Do you know this van?The East Haven Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white Chevy Express van that struck a girl who was skateboarding and sped away. The hit-and-run was caught on camera shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, near the intersection of Tyler Street and Taylor Avenue.Police said the girl was attempting to cross Tyler Street when the ...

  4. Two Percent Budget Increase, 18 Employee Layoffs Proposed For Westport

    Two Percent Budget Increase, 18 Employee Layoffs Proposed For Westport

    The Westport School District may be increasing its budget and cutting jobs if the superintendent’s proposed spending plan is approved.Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer has proposed a $119,283,880 budget for 2019-20, which represents an increase of 2.68 percent ($3,110,080) from the current budget. The proposal would potentially see as many as 18 jobs in the district ...

  5. Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Stamford Father Of Three

    Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Stamford Father Of Three

    The man convicted for his role in a fatal Father’s Day crash in 2016 has been sentenced.David Henshaw, 64, was sentenced to a term of three years in prison for his role in the fatal crash that took the life of a 31-year-old father of three, Felipe Soto, in Bridgeport. The crash tore Soto’s vehicle in two, and body parts were reportedly scattered throughout the area following the ...

  6. Monroe Man Suing College Over Safety Of His Daughter

    Monroe Man Suing College Over Safety Of His Daughter

    A Fairfield County father is attempting to recoup payments he made to a college in Connecticut, suing and claiming that the school is unable to keep his daughter safe following an alleged assault.Monroe resident Paul Lisi is demanding that Albert Magnus College in East Hartford refund his payments of approximately $11,000, alleging that his daughter - who now attends another school - ...

  7. Eversource Conducting Week-Long Flyovers For Transmission Line Survey

    Eversource Conducting Week-Long Flyovers For Transmission Line Survey

    It’s a bird. ... It’s a plane. ... It’s. ... Eversource?An alert was issued announcing that Eversource will be conducting flyovers of their transmission lines beginning this week. The flyovers are expected to last through Tuesday, Feb. 26.According to Eversource, the blue and silver aircraft involved will be a Bell 206 with tail number N1431W. The flyovers will take place between 8 a.m. ...

  8. Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Baseball fans in Connecticut will no longer be able to be able to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a minor league ballpark, and they don’t care if you never get back.Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the home of the Hartford Yard Goats minor league team, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that it is banning peanut and Cracker Jacks from the stadium.The ban is believed to be ...

  9. CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Manufacturing Machine Guns

    CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Manufacturing Machine Guns

    A Connecticut man is going to spend time behind bars after illegally manufacturing and selling machine guns.Torrington resident Sean Dey, 40, has been sentenced to a term of 24 months in prison, followed by 12 months of home confinement and three years of supervised release after admitting to selling illegal weapons. He was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service.Between ...

  10. Check Stolen From Darien Post Office Mailbox Altered, Cashed For $950, Police Say

    Check Stolen From Darien Post Office Mailbox Altered, Cashed For $950, Police Say

    Police in Darien are investigating the latest report of mail theft involving checks stolen from the Post Office.A Darien resident reported to police on Wednesday, Feb. 6 that on Jan. 13, he had placed three outgoing checks into a mailbox at the Post Office on Corbin Drive.The resident received a notification that week that an attempt to cash one of the checks had been made, but denied. ...

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