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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. Construction To Start On Complex With 36 Luxury Apartments In Harrison

    Construction To Start On Complex With 36 Luxury Apartments In Harrison

    A defunct movie theater in Westchester will soon be revitalized by three dozen luxury apartments, a cafe and several refurbished stores.Developers have broken ground at the Harrison Playhouse Lofts in downtown Harrison, which is an adaptive reuse of the old Harrison movie theater that has been closed for over a dozen years. The project is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development that ...

  2. Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Includes $70M Renovation Of Stores

    Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Includes $70M Renovation Of Stores

    Stop & Shop stores throughout the area and the country are set to get a makeover.The supermarket chain announced its intention to introduce a new brand concept at more than 400 locations in the Northeast. The initial rollout is scheduled to begin in Connecticut with 21 stores, followed by a $70 million renovation of all the company’s grocery stores.According to Stop & Shop ...

  3. Spectrum Will Increase Cable Costs

    Spectrum Will Increase Cable Costs

    With more and more Americans continuing to cut the cord and cancel their cable packages, Spectrum announced that those looking to enjoy their television service will soon be paying an increased fee.Spectrum announced that they will be increasing their broadcast TV price from $8.85 to $9.95 monthly. Their receiver costs will go from $6.99 to $7.50, while digital adapters will rise from ...

  4. 'Strange Coyotes' Spotted In Westchester: Find Out When, Where

    'Strange Coyotes' Spotted In Westchester: Find Out When, Where

    A pair of coyotes described by a local resident as "strange" were spotted this week in Northern Westchester.The duo were out and about in a West Somers Park neighborhood.The sightings follow several others throughout Westchester in recent weeks, including several others in New Rochelle, Greenburgh, Eastchester, Mount Pleasant, Chappaqua, Pleasantville, Putnam, Dutchess and ...

  5. Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Found In Westchester Remains Mystery

    Cold Case: Homicide Of 15-Year-Old Found In Westchester Remains Mystery

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue their efforts to apprehend a suspect implicated in the homicide of a teenager found in Westchester nearly 50 years ago.Police issued a new alert regarding the 1970 homicide of 15-year-old Alice Lezan, of Franklin Township, New Jersey, who was found dead in Cortlandt 48 years ago.On Nov. 15, 1970, ...

  6. Route 9A Closure Scheduled

    Route 9A Closure Scheduled

    There will be weekend lane closures on Route 9A in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be a lane closed in Mount Pleasant between Route 141 and Route 117.Officials said that motorists can expect delays, and have been advised to seek alternate routes, when possible. Flaggers will ...

  7. Woman Struggles With Officers After Driving Drunk With Kids On Route 9, Police Say

    Woman Struggles With Officers After Driving Drunk With Kids On Route 9, Police Say

    A 36-year-old woman struggled with police after she was caught allegedly drinking and driving with two children in the car.New York State Police troopers stopped a motorist at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, when she committed a vehicle and traffic violation on Route 9 in Red Hook.During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers said that they determined the driver, Rhinebeck ...

  8. Car Of Missing School Teacher Found Near Rye Lake

    Car Of Missing School Teacher Found Near Rye Lake

    A popular 56-year-old teacher has gone missing in Westchester and his family is asking for the public's help in finding him.Jorge Crespo, a Yorktown resident who teaches art at Yonkers Middle School, was reported missing on Wednesday, Oct. 17. He was last seen in White Plains near the Westchester County Airport, according to a poster being circulated by his family. His car, with his ...

  9. Science Classroom Smell Forces Evacuation At Pleasantville High School

    Science Classroom Smell Forces Evacuation At Pleasantville High School

    Pleasantville High School was evacuated out of precaution on Friday morning due to an unusual smell in one of the science labs. School officials notified parents of the evacuation at approximately 9:30 a.m., transporting them temporarily to the Pleasantville Middle School.Emergency crews were called to the school and gave the “all clear” less than an hour later, allowing the students to ...

  10. 'Persistent Violent Felony Offender' Guilty Of Assaulting Man In Westchester

    'Persistent Violent Felony Offender' Guilty Of Assaulting Man In Westchester

    A “persistent violent felony offender” already facing two life sentences has been found guilty of beating an older man and stealing his wallet in Westchester.Coty Highsmith of Yonkers was found guilty by a jury of robbery and assault for the beating of a man in his 60s in a city apartment in November. The trial took nine days.On Nov. 28 last year, Highsmith followed the man into a ...

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