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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. Know Before You Go: This Town In The Hamptons Just Banned The Release Of Balloons

    Know Before You Go: This Town In The Hamptons Just Banned The Release Of Balloons

    A popular Long Island vacation destination is getting a little less festive with the passing of a rare balloon ban.The East Hampton Town Board announced that it has unanimously voted in favor of legislation that will ban the intentional release of balloons in the area. Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, who sponsored the legislation, said that the idea behind the new law was to cut down ...

  2. Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    The FBI is warning consumers in the area to be wary of falling victim to scammers involved in credit card fraud schemes.The Bureau issued an alert this week, offering a series of tips to avoid becoming the latest victim of credit card fraud.According to the FBI, "credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card, or similar payment tool (ACH, EFT, recurring charge, ...

  3. 'I'll Blow Your Head Off': Police Probe Threatening Phone Call In Scarsdale

    'I'll Blow Your Head Off': Police Probe Threatening Phone Call In Scarsdale

    Police in Scarsdale are investigating a suspicious incident that saw a village resident threatened over the phone.An officer from the Scarsdale Police Department responded to a Mamaroneck Road residence on Thursday, Feb. 7, when the resident reported that she had been on the wrong end of a threatening phone call.Police said that the caller received a call at approximately 9:30 a.m. on ...

  4. This Westchester Elementary School Is Moving

    This Westchester Elementary School Is Moving

    A Westchester private school for children with dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities is reportedly planning to take over the former March of Dimes headquarters in White Plains.The Windward School in White Plains is currently seeking city approval to repurpose the 113,000-square-foot site into a school campus. A public hearing has been scheduled by the Common Council for next ...

  5. Accidents Involving Pedestrians On Busy Westchester Road Spark Concern

    Accidents Involving Pedestrians On Busy Westchester Road Spark Concern

    An increase in incidents involving pedestrians being struck by cars crossing streets in Westchester has become a cause of concern for some elected officials.A woman was struck in the intersection outside of Starbucks in Ardsley on Thursday, prompting officials to review ways to increase safety for pedestrians, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said. The woman suffered minor ...

  6. Police In North Castle Investigate Suspicious, Loud Breathing, Phone Calls

    Police In North Castle Investigate Suspicious, Loud Breathing, Phone Calls

    Police in Northern Westchester are investigating a suspicious man who has been calling an area resident constantly and breathing deeply into the phone without speaking.For several weeks, a Jackson Road resident reported that she has received daily phone calls from “H Baynard,” coming from a number she didn’t recognize, North Castle Police said.The woman said that when she answers the ...

  7. New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    New Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    Don’t be alarmed, it’s just a test.There will be a test of the Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens during a regularly quarterly test of the system.At approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, officials will conduct the test, which will involve sounding the sirens at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam ...

  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. Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    As millions of Americans file and complete their 2018 taxes, some have been shocked by a minimal return, including several who are now paying out to the Internal Revenue Service after years of receiving refunds.According to the IRS, the total number of returns received in the week ending on Feb. 1 - more than 16 million - was down 12.4 percent from the week that ended on Feb. 2 last ...

  10. Latimer Calls For Slight Sales Tax Increase

    Latimer Calls For Slight Sales Tax Increase

    Property taxes may soon be frozen, but consumers in Westchester will also be paying an increased sales tax if County Executive George Latimer's plan is enacted.Latimer has proposed “The Westchester County Property Taxpayers Protection Act,” which, if approved, would keep the property tax levy flat for two years, while raising sales tax 1 percent. The proposal would help stabilize the ...

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