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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. State Champion Ossining, Irvington Girls Basketball Teams Get Heroes' Welcomes

    State Champion Ossining, Irvington Girls Basketball Teams Get Heroes' Welcomes

    A pair of girls varsity basketball teams in Westchester came, saw and conquered the NYSPHAA tournament, easily claiming state championship crowns in routs over the weekend.Ossining High School took the Class AA title, overcoming West Genesee 93-46 in the title game. Irvington High School took it to Midlakes to claim the Class B championship in a 71-38 blowout.Led by 2019 NYSPHAA Class ...

  2. Ousted Police Deputy Commissioner Still Has City SUV, Badge, Officials Claim

    Ousted Police Deputy Commissioner Still Has City SUV, Badge, Officials Claim

    Former Mount Vernon Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Spiezio, who was unceremoniously ousted from his position last month, reportedly is still in possession of his police shield and a city-owned SUV.Spiezio was stopped on Webster Avenue in New Rochelle at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, police said. He was driving a city-owned Chevrolet Suburban - which has been a point of ...

  3. Ex-Westchester Stars Jerome, Paschall Have Final Four Hopes

    Ex-Westchester Stars Jerome, Paschall Have Final Four Hopes

    Some former Hudson Valley high school basketball standouts are set to star at the NCAA Tournament and are eyeing a deep run into the Final Four.Ty Jerome, a four-time varsity letterer at Iona Prep, will take center stage playing in the backcourt of the top-seeded University of Virginia, while former Dobbs Ferry High School star Eric Paschall will take the court for the sixth-seeded ...

  4. Greenburgh Schools $115M Bond Up For Vote Tuesday

    Greenburgh Schools $115M Bond Up For Vote Tuesday

    After months of discussion, voters in Greenburgh will head to the polls to vote on a $114.6 million capital project that would consolidate schools in the district.In December, the Greenburgh Board of Education called for a vote to be held in February regarding the proposal, which includes a unified campus for all Greenburgh students. That vote was eventually pushed from Feb. 12 to ...

  5. Ocasio-Cortez Bears Most Blame For Loss Of Amazon HQ2, New Yorkers Say In New Poll

    Ocasio-Cortez Bears Most Blame For Loss Of Amazon HQ2, New Yorkers Say In New Poll

    The majority of New Yorkers believe that losing the planned Amazon HQ2 headquarters in Queens is bad for the state and say Westchester high school graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is most to blame, according to a brand new Siena College poll.Last year, Amazon announced that it was planning to build two new Amazon HQ2 headquarters, one in Long Island City, and a second in northern ...

  6. National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    After months of declining prices at the pump, motorists have seen the average price of gas jump nearly a dime in the past week, according to AAA.Nationally, as of Monday, March 18, the average price per gallon was up to $2.54, an increase of seven cents in a week and 23 more cents than last month. AAA officials noted that the price is the exact same as it was on the same date last ...

  7. Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    President Donald Trump is going to bat for former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro after she was reportedly suspended for making disparaging comments about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.Pirro made headlines on her Saturday, March 9 show when she commented that Omar is “not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if ...

  8. Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Thousands of pounds of a ready-to-eat corned beef has been recalled due to the presence of metal in some of the products that were distributed to schools.Procesadora La Hacienda, a Puerto Rico-based establishment, announced that it is recalling 4,940 pounds of corned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and ...

  9. Some Village Elections This Week In Westchester, Putnam: Here's A Rundown

    Some Village Elections This Week In Westchester, Putnam: Here's A Rundown

    Residents in 15 Westchester County and Putnam County villages will head to the polls o make their votes to elect mayors, trustees and local judges.On Tuesday, March 19, voters will head to the polls to make their selections. Petitions for potential candidates were due last month, with some being challenged in court. Elections will be uncontested in Briarcliff Manor, ...

  10. Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    The Iona College men’s basketball team found out who its dance partner will be.Make that its Big Dance partner.The Gaels drew a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a date with top-seeded North Carolina.The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions will face the Tar Heels on 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Columbus, Ohio in the first round of the Midwest Region. The winner ...

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