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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. Expect Closures: Route 7 Construction Work Starts

    Expect Closures: Route 7 Construction Work Starts

    There will be overnight lane closures throughout Connecticut, as contractors with the Connecticut Department of Transportation install rumble strips in various town.Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, motorists can expect closures on Route 111 near Historic Drive to Old Church Road in Monroe. There will also be closures on Route 104 north of Butternut Lane in Stamford and on Route 7 in Wilton ...

  2. Teenage Girl Punches Victim Several Times In Greenwich Incident, Police Say

    Teenage Girl Punches Victim Several Times In Greenwich Incident, Police Say

    A Fairfield County teenager had to be restrained by police after getting into a midday fight in Greenwich.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a Hamilton Avenue building on the west side of town shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, where there was a report of a fight that had turned physical between two people.Upon arrival, police said that it was ...

  3. 'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    A “perfect storm” of construction and repairs may cause a nightmarish commuter into Manhattan for several years.A New York Post report outlined the troubles commuters may face in the coming years, as crews get set to begin extensive subway repairs, highway construction work, railroad work and other projects that will tie up traffic and cause gridlock in the city.Beginning on Friday, ...

  4. Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    With the demand for gasoline soaring during the dog days of summer, motorists can expect gas prices to peak to the highest price since 2014.With Labor Day fast approaching, statewide gas prices are beginning to peak, with an average price nationwide of $2.87 per gallon, the most expensive prices in four years. Officials said that there will likely be a spike in prices toward the end of ...

  5. I-84, I-684 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    I-84, I-684 Ramp Closures Scheduled

    There will be overnight ramp closures on I-684 and I-84 in Putnam County for several days, beginning this week.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., beginning on Monday, Aug. 13, there will be ramp closures on the interstates in Southeast, as contracting crews continue a pavement and resurfacing project in the area. The closures are ...

  6. Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway

    Monthslong Lane Closure Starts On Taconic State Parkway

    There will be single lane closures for several months on the Taconic Parkway in Dutchess County as crews complete construction work in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Friday, Aug. 10, there will be single lane closures on the southbound lanes of the parkway between Route 44 and Route 55 in LaGrange. The closures are expected to last ...

  7. Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Is this well-known Westchester movie star's next act as a politician?Richard Gere, 68, who has a home in Pound Ridge, has seen his name floated as a possible congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley's 18th Congressman, according to the New York Post. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is making a run for Attorney General, and if he is successful, his Congressional seat would be open. ...

  8. Fairfield County Man Made Harassing Calls To Rape Crisis Center, Police Say

    Fairfield County Man Made Harassing Calls To Rape Crisis Center, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is in hot water with the law after allegedly harassing a Connecticut Rape Crisis Center, despite previous warnings.Stratford resident William Bonitati, 58, has been charged with four counts of second-degree harassment, after being taken into police custody on an active warrant that was issued for his arrest in Milford.According to investigators, Bonitati ...

  9. Know Him? ID Sought For Suspect In Numerous Thefts At Area Home Depot

    Know Him? ID Sought For Suspect In Numerous Thefts At Area Home Depot

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who has stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Home Depot in the area.The Hamden Police Department released a surveillance photo of a man who allegedly stole coils of wire at the Dixwell Avenue Home Depot location. The latest of several larcenies was reported on Aug. 3.Police ...

  10. Seen One? List Of Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County, State Released

    Seen One? List Of Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County, State Released

    Once a rare sight, the black bear is making a comeback in Fairfield County -- and statewide.The Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reported that a total of 7,493 black bear sightings have been reported in Connecticut in the past year, from Aug. 10, 2017 to Aug. 5 of this year, including hundreds in Fairfield County.Most of the sightings have come ...

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