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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Memorial Day Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Memorial Day Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Local residents planning on traveling on Memorial Day will see the highest prices at the pump in four years, according to AAA.Gas prices have jumped 12 cents in the past two weeks, leading to a national average of $2.93 per gallon. The jump comes days after President Donald Trump decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.“AAA forecasts nearly 37 million travelers ...

  2. Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Tick Control Methods On Public Lands Expanding In Hudson Valley

    Health officials in New York are rolling out a new plan to control tick populations in the Hudson Valley as warmer temperatures arrive in the region.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this week “an aggressive Lyme and tick-borne disease control plan to control tick populations on public lands, increase public awareness and access to available data, and create a working group to ...

  3. NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd As Maserati Crash Victims

    Two off-duty NYPD officers from Long Island, one of whom was a groom on his wedding night, were killed when their rented Maserati struck a tree in the Hudson Valley over the weekend.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police troopers from Kingston were dispatched to Oliveria Road in Shandaken, just west of Woodstock, where there was a report of a one-vehicle crash in the ...

  4. Educator From Dutchess Named Superintendent In Westchester

    Educator From Dutchess Named Superintendent In Westchester

    An exhaustive search has resulted in the Mount Pleasant Board of Education deciding on an experienced Orange County educator who lives in Dutchess to take over as the newest Superintendent of Schools.In January, current Superintendent Susan Guiney announced that she will be retiring at the end of the academic year, effective in July, prompting a nationwide search for her replacement, ...

  5. Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Two Long Island Men Killed When Maserati Crashes Into Tree In Hudson Valley

    Click here for an updated story: NYPD Officers, Including Just Married Groom, ID'd In Maserati CrashTwo men from Long Island were killed when their Maserati struck a tree over the weekend in the Hudson Valley, New York State Police investigators announced.Shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police troopers from Kingston were dispatched to Oliveria Road in Shandaken, just ...

  6. Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    Lane Closures Set During Road Panel Installation Near New TZB

    The latest round of lane and ramp closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been scheduled as crews continue work on installing road deck panels for the new bridge’s eastbound span over River Road at the Rockland landing.The work is scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. from Wednesday, May 23 through Wednesday, May 30, which will require periodic five-minute traffic stops on River ...

  7. NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    It pays to be police in New York and Connecticut, according to a recently released report.In their latest study, which coincides with National Police Week, WalletHub found that New York was the second best state to work in law enforcement, with Connecticut landing one spot behind in third.North Dakota topped the list, with Minnesota and California coming in behind the Constitution State ...

  8. Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    Hudson Valley Company, Major Cuomo Donor Under Investigation By Feds

    A Hudson Valley healthcare company that received more than $25 million in grants after donating to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign is being investigated by a federal grand jury, according to reports released this week.Orange County-based Crystal Run Healthcare, which received $25.4 million in taxpayer money after doctors and administrators gave more than $400,000 in funds to the ...

  9. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

  10. Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Dutchess Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    Lawsuit: Pet Store Chain With Dutchess Locale Illegally Sold Puppies

    A pair of chain pet store owners who operate a location in the Hudson Valley are facing a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General’s Office for alleged improper care of puppies and “widespread fraud and deception.”A lawsuit has been filed by acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood against Bell Pet Company, LLC, and its owners, Theodore and Sheila Bell - who own The Pet Zone store in ...

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